aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Adventures in Presbyopia

As I was leaving the restaurant I had lunch in, I glanced at their Daily Specials on the chalkboard. "Cat pellets" seemed like something pretty awful. I looked close enough to decipher the handwriting, and behold, it said "Cod fillets."

One of the compensations of increasing near-sightedness is being frequently amused by the seeming realities that present themselves for your consideration.

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