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    Stupid question thread

    Anyone with burning questions like "Are all progressive the same?" or "What is zero distance power?" Also, " I make 10$ hr, am I overpaid?" And" how can I get good job at lenzcrazers?"
    Just ask here.
    We wont get annoyed.
    We have nothing better to discuss.
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    What is the refractive index of belly button lint?

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    Buttermilk.
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    If things appear backwards in the mirror, why arn't they upside down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    If things appear backwards in the mirror, why arn't they upside down?
    RAOFL. You guys are hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    If things appear backwards in the mirror, why arn't they upside down?
    Excellent!

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    Maybe it really is time for a brief "quiz" you have to pass in order to post?

    Heck they could even be: questions like "Are all progressive the same?" or "What is zero distance power?" Also, " I make 10$ hr, am I overpaid?" And" how can I get good job at lenzcrazers?"

    I'll let you decide the multiple guess answers.

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    Did anyone axe you what line you kain't read?

    I have a reading card with the word "dimunition" on it. Almost no one in this state can read/pronounce it and much less know what it means. Seems even a PHD in English doesn't help.:hammer:
    Last edited by chip anderson; 07-29-2011 at 03:17 PM. Reason: Second Comment

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    Here's a new one I got from a patient today: Can you give me my old prescription, because xyz optical will on go up to a -6.00 in a drill frame, and my new rx is too high. I will only wear a drill frame, and I have to shop at xyz because I have a credit card for there.
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    "Does this outfit make me look fat?"

    Or is that the most dangerous question?

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    Just a few burning questions here since this seems to be the thread to post them in. Not ever found and answer to these useless questions but have laid awake at night pondering them. :hammer:

    #1 Why do hurricane's only form north of the equator?

    #2 If one could form south of the equator would it spin in the opposite direction?

    #3 If a hurricane was in the north and one was in the south and they both were spinning in the opposite direction of each other and they met at the equator would they cancel each other out?

    #4 Last but not least.......what part of the duck do you squeeze to get the damn duck sauce from? We all know where milk comes from......but how about duck sauce?

    Someone please help me here so that I can sleep at night again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    Did anyone axe you what line you kain't read?

    I have a reading card with the word "dimunition" on it. Almost no one in this state can read/pronounce it and much less know what it means. Seems even a PHD in English doesn't help.:hammer:
    The last line on my reading card includes the word "extensive."

    Without fail, 70% of pts say "exclusive." I still haven't figured it out. I work in a fairly well-off, well-educated town.

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    Prism or Pyramid....its all the same, right?

    If one would be building an Egyptian type pyramid or mock huge prism out of empty Busch and Schlitz beer cans while the significant other is away on vacation, would it be possible to angle the reflective sunlight off of the bottom of the mirror like beer cans in such a way as to light a tinder bundle that would be hot enough to ignite a well prepared charcoal pyramid in order to char animal muscle to a point of palate perfection that only more liquid gold from said beer cans could properly wash down?

    And if so, would erecting a pyramid of the empty nectar of the Gods cans, give proper tribute to true optical friends?

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    Why should I give my 2 cents worth when you'll only give me a penny for my thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diopterman View Post
    If one would be building an Egyptian type pyramid or mock huge prism out of empty Busch and Schlitz beer cans while the significant other is away on vacation, would it be possible to angle the reflective sunlight off of the bottom of the mirror like beer cans in such a way as to light a tinder bundle that would be hot enough to ignite a well prepared charcoal pyramid in order to char animal muscle to a point of palate perfection that only more liquid gold from said beer cans could properly wash down?

    And if so, would erecting a pyramid of the empty nectar of the Gods cans, give proper tribute to true optical friends?
    It's like Trial-By-Combat, where God ensures that the virtuous heart will be victorious. If your animal tissue is unsatisfying, then your optical friends are insufficiently true.

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    Why is the 20/40 line misread consistently as...VZBDE instead of FZBDE?
    WE SEE THINGS NOT AS THEY ARE, BUT AS WE ARE..... Anais Nin

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    I hads me an exzam in yur office last week and the doc tol' me that I'z gots Cadillacs in my eyes and I needs ta see an offtha mole gist.... But I dun't understand ... how did I gets them cars in mah eyes?

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    Ok, I'll bite. I taught English at the high school level for 18 years before my husband retired from the military, and I decided to work part-time in the optical field.

    Question: Why do I get frustrated with posts such as the following, that have absolutely no regard for capitalization, sentence structure, or punctuation? The ad mentions "professional" over and over, but there is nothing even slightly professional about the post.

    Am I crazy to notice such things? Is it just me?

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    qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, minimumof two year retail sales and/or customer service work experience, possessexcellent oral and written communication skills, knowledge of basic mathematicsand algebra, and/or minimum of 3 years of optical experience and managementexperience, career opportunity # 1321

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    OK, I gave up on making the corrections. I would give them an "F", have them re-do it, and find the rest of the errors that I didn't bother to correct. I would then give them the opportunity for extra credit by cleaning out the gutters on my house.

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    I again recommend "Eats, Shoots, & Leaves".

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    Darby--

    Sometimes you can tell a lot about an individual (or company) by the quality of their communication.

    If the written communication is sub-standard, what would you expect the quality of their business to be?
    A lack of planning on your part DOES NOT constitute an emergency on mine!

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    Bob, I am concerned that you have just proven the former English teacher for 18 years point. Didn't you just end your last sentence with a preposition? (to be)

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    Proper Pronounciation!

    When saying the word "PLANO"...........

    How is the "A" pronounced?

    Long A, short a, what sAy you?

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    Play-no. Like the city in Tejas.

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    I am well acquainted with the folks at imatters and they are really great people who provide a great service. I wonder if the way to help them find quailified staff is to beat them up over typos.

    The title of this thread is destined to dissuade people from posting, let alone the general snarky-ness that has driven most of our best members to other forums.

    I think it's time for everyone to go outside and play in the sun.
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