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    Quote Originally Posted by jefe View Post
    There was a lab tech at a place I worked who was always given the last order of the day to complete, often leading to a disaster. One time, he cut glass lenses in an Optronics edger. Another time, he put plastic lenses into an air hardener. He was able to hold onto his position for a surprisingly long time.

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    Just remembered a story about an optician I worked with. Jefe's story made me think of it. In a boutique, and any time we had those pesky Ray Ban glass lenses, we had different ways of tackling removal. I'd heat 'em to lava and pop 'em out. My buddy would try, and if he couldn't, he would take a screwdriver/hammer combo to the lens and shatter it out. Our third optician was.......not as good with them. They would usually pass them off to us to remove. They couldn't get them out with heat without straight melting the frame, so they asked my buddy his method. He told them, he would lay it down (he demonstrated for them by laying a cloth down and then placing the glasses face down), position a screwdriver right in the center, and then take a hammer to the screwdriver to get it to impact and crack the lens. Okay, simple enough it seemed. So one day, he's off, and they bring me this pair of polished black Wayfarers. I took one look at the front of them and expletives left my mouth. WTF batman. I asked them what happened to the frame and they said she didn't know. They just took them out back and removed the lenses like my buddy had shown them. When I asked what they meant by out back, they proceeded to tell me that they had taken the glasses out behind the office, laid them face down on the <b>concrete</b>, with nothing underneath it, and hammered the lens out with the screwdriver method. I asked them if they put anything down to protect the front of the glasses and they looked at me like I was an alien. Nupe. They straight up destroyed the front of the frames on the concrete. I was speechless.

    Not as much stupid question, but definitely a dumbfounding moment.

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