I will never forget the day I walked into the opticians with high hopes that I would be given a pair of glasses that would somehow ‘cure’ me.
My hopes were shattered when the optometrist – a tall bearded man wearing thick glasses, looked at me and told me I would have to wear glasses for the rest of my life.
Life improved at first when contact lenses came along. But being forgetful as I am, I would too often leave my contacts on and fall asleep. The irritation in my eyes the next morning would be unbearable.
It wasn’t long before I got fed up of constantly having dry and itchy eyes, so in the end I decided I was better off wearing glasses.
Back in 1999, a friend and I went on a trip to Cairo, Egypt. That’s where I met and fell in love with my wife, Diane.
I met Diane through a friend at the hotel we were staying in. Diane and I arranged to meet for lunch at a boat by the Nile.
A word of advice – don’t ever try to avoid a car in Egypt. The roads in downtown Cairo are crazy. The cars will swerve and avoid YOU.
When I tried to avoid a car by running sideways, it hit me. My glasses went flying and I lost them.
It didn’t help that I was alone and I didn’t speak much Arabic. Thankfully I was unhurt, or at least I hadn’t broken any bones. And I managed to find a helpful Egyptian man… Read more…