Success out of Tragedy

My Greek partner, Dimitris, always wears his reading glasses around his neck on a chain. The glasses are very stylish and therefore fragile. When I go to hug him, he almost always tosses his glasses around to his back so that they don’t break. Last Sunday when we sat down in church, he was surprised to see a good friend, who had been ill, sitting in the pew in front of us. When they embraced warmly, the glasses broke in two. Now that is a tragedy as Dimitris doesn’t have health insurance here and has been counting on getting his glasses changed when he returns to Greece in March. When we got home, he tried balancing each half of the glasses on his nose. When that did not work, he decided to try super glue. I helped. Not only did the glue not work, but some of the glue ended up on the lens, and it would not come off. Another tragedy. Then he remembered a friend of his who told him that he had never had prescription glasses but bought his reading glasses at Walgreens. After a quick trip to the drug store, he returned with a fine pair of reading glasses at a cost of $10.00 plus tax. Now that’s a Greek using American can-do reasoning.

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About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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