I was blind but now I see

I was blind but now I see

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of having the best doctor's visit ever in my life, with any kind of doctor. I went to a new optometrist, at Solo Eyes in the South Loop. They are so thorough and nice, and the optometrist even picked out a few pairs of glasses for me. Of course, he was probably trying to upsell me but whatever. It worked.

I've been having problems lately with my eyes being sensitive to light (I've had to wear sunglasses at work a couple of times), so I asked him about it. He told me that it's because I don't have any pigmentation in my eyes. Of course, I was a gidiot and asked why that is, and he responded,

"It's just the way you are. It's the same reason your eyebrows and eyelashes are blonde. You're just like my kids. They're so white! They're whiter than white. The whitest people I've ever seen!"

Luckily, this did not offend me since I consider my fair skin to be porcelain like a doll's and can name a pocketful of men who've told me the same. And obviously, if he's comparing me to his kids, he's not trying to insult me.

But I know some whom it would offend.

So if you're a ginger in the South Loop area and need an eye doctor -- heck, if you need one and live within 100 miles of Chicago -- I would recommend this guy. As long as you can handle hearing you're sensitive to light because you're whiter than a ghost!

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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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