Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Short post today

I'm not going to post a long blog today like I usually do. I'm feeling stabby, and my eyes hurt.


Why do my eyes hurt? Because I think I may need glasses. I don't wear them now, but I can feel the strain when I'm looking at the computer screen. I'm struggling to differentiate the words sometimes, especially when people don't use freaking paragraph breaks.

The bad news is that with Erf's recent demotion and our lack of Comfortable Income, I can't go up to the walk-in eye clinic and then take my prescription next door to Eye Mart and get new glasses in an hour. Cause I don't need stupid shit like Transitions or anti-glare lenses. Either way, It's $55 for the exam and $80+ for the frames alone... It cost us about $300 total when we got Erf's this spring, but he got Transitions.

And no, we don't have insurance. I'm hoping to get back on the Wisconsin BadgerCare bandwagon, but I'm waiting for Erf's first check without any salary days on it. And the bad news is that there's only one eye exam place that takes Badgercare around here, and Badgercare clients are last priority and have a special list that's usually a 3-month wait. And then another couple week wait for the glasses.

Anyone willing to pay $300 for new glasses so I don't go fucking crazy at work?

And work is making me stabby today. Mullet-ed attorney did some free checking into a matter for a client's friend, and she totally bitched at me because things weren't going exactly how SHE wanted them to go. Sorry, but it's not his responsibility to file this paperwork you're waiting for, so yes, you'll have to go to court until the opposing attorney files it. No need to call Mullet-ed attorney a 'horseshit attorney who apparently didn't fucking do anything for you'.

You didn't pay him. As an attorney friend of mine said very eloquently, "Pro bono work is great in theory. In theory."

I'm thinking of taking a Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday off so that I can have a few recoup days. I haven't had any days off since after the wedding in April... Even though we have half-day Fridays. What am I bitching for? I don't know. I'd just like some alone time, I guess.

My eyes are hurting... Off to listen to some music and be thankful that I don't have any computer work to do...

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OohLawLaw said...

As a rule, pro bono clients are more demanding. Everyone wants something for free. Those who *are* paying are at least reasonable in their phone calls, requests, e-mails, etc. because they know they're paying for them. Pro bono clients know they're not paying for anything so they have no problem calling and harrassing. I think it's good to help out in theory, but people take advantage of it. I don't go to the supermarket and ask for pro bono groceries, mechanics aren't required to do pro bono car repairs, doctors don't do pro bono surgery (well, I don't think they do, at least - they don't have reporting requirements like attorneys do).

There was a King of the Hill pro bono quote - I'm doing this pro bono. That means I get to keep the bones.

Sassy Pie said...

I think doctors do pro-bono surgery at times, but it's usually so they get recognition for it. Like on Grey's, there was a boy who needed new ears, and because it was around Halloween, Meredith took him to the plastic surgeon attending to 'trick-or-treat for ears'. It was rather hilarious.

Almost every client we've had that he's done pro bono work for has been a pain in the ass and extraordinarily demanding.

I wish I could keep the bones...

Mrs Soup said...

There are some pretty awesome online glasses ordering places. I'll try and find the links for you....

Sassy Pie said...

The problem is paying for it all... We don't even have the $55 for the exam, and I haven't had to wear glasses since the 9th grade. Thank you though, hon!

Nel said...

Maybe you just need some cheater glasses (that you can buy at Walgreens). If it just seeing the print on your computer that is the problem, then try that it. They are $5.

But before you do that, try a little vacation. I think it will cure it.

Sassy Pie said...

I'm thinking about the cheater glasses, but I had astigmatism until the summer before 10th grade, and I'm thinking it's back... It's not that I can't see the words, it's just a strain on my eyes to focus on things. I'm also farsighted, so that may play a part.

But I love the theory of vacation first... Too bad it'll just be sitting at home alone taking a bath. Hey, wait. That's not a bad vacay at all! lol.

Gotta get the approval from the Mullet-ed one first...

Jessie Wags said...

I was just going to suggest cheaters, they will reduce the strain, I had to have bifocals for awhile because of computer strain now when the headaches or eye pain start up I just put them on while reading or on the computer for a few days and your eyes should readjust and the pain should be eased

Sassy Pie said...

I'll scope out the cheaters and see if they help. Thanks for the suggestions, guys! :)