Hygienists use special protective lenses while working in a patient’s mouth. Tami keeps her personalized eye protection organized and in perfect condition.
However, when it comes to her casual eyewear, Tami is renowned for the exact opposite.
One perfect example occurred when Tami drove her car and two of her associates to a Dental Hygiene Seminar.
At the end of the day, they piled into the car, tired, weary, and ready to head home.
However, before they hit the road, Tami needed to check her phone messages. Even with the dome lights, she wasn’t able to see the information on her tiny cell screen.
“Drat it, I need to find my reading glasses,” she grumbled and began digging through her purse.
Tami’s co-workers knew the drill. She often removes her “dime store glasses” and forgets where she placed them. Her searches usually end up with replacements purchases at Costco, or whatever store is convenient. Sometimes she buys several pair at time. (She’s a good shopper, too!)
While Tami shuffled the purse contents, her friend in the passenger seat opened the glove compartment. The back seat occupant began perusing Tami’s book bag that sat next to her in the empty seat.
The three women were successful. Simultaneously, each held up a pair. Tami donned her eyewear discovery and looked at the others with one of her trademark grins.
“Well, there you go!” she chuckled. She picked up her cell phone and hesitated over it for a moment.
On an impulse, she suggested, “While I check my voice mail, why don’t you two play a little game? We’ll call it “how many pairs of glasses can you find in Tami’s car?”
The other two were intrigued and began going through the door pockets, the center console, under the seats, and every orifice the car interior afforded.
When 10 more pair were secured, laughter shook the car.
“Oh no! I found two more!” One woman screamed.
The jubilation prompted Tami to join the hunt by inspecting the area surrounding the driver’s seat.
When the excavation was complete, twenty-three drug store glasses sat in a heap.
It was quite the spectacle.
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(ps. Tami recently became the proud owner of PRESCRIPTION GLASSES. They can be found in their case......somewhere.)