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    You better wash your hands after dealing with this situation!! Love me some jheri curl juice!

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    I had a 16 year Cadet-wanting-to-be-a-military-analyst-and-genius come in. He queried as to whether the lenses we provide were parabolic lenses or not. I told him a parabolic lens is a type of mirror for focusing light not a true lens persay. He didn't reply, his mother rolled her eyes. I finished the adjustment and sent him on his way.

    Most of my favourite stupid questions are asked by slightly awkward teenage boys who think they're smarter than they are. It's great.
    -Poly is the best substrate for coatings.
    -Poly is extremely scratch resistant.
    -Poly is extremely impact resistant.
    -Poly is unparalleled in clarity.
    -Poly is much lighter than traditional crown glass.
    Like poly, you can trust me about 40% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McAnerin View Post
    Most of my favourite stupid questions are asked by slightly awkward teenage boys who think they're smarter than they are. It's great.
    Or some 23 year old men

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    As we all know the temples on a frame get a lot of different labels. "Arms", "legs", "flaps", "wings".........................etc
    I had a customer who insisted he didn't need glasses but he did use an old pair that belonged to his wife to "just help a bit with reading the newspaper".
    His question? "I can't get my wifes' legs over my ears. Can you fix that?"

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    Asked after you just spent three minutes detailing, to the penny, what the regular retail prices and insurance-discounted prices for a patient's order will be: "Does my insurance cover any of that?"
    I'm Andrew Hamm and I approve this message.

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    Or after spending 10 minute looking up insurance an explaining benefits and/ or discounts and the hearing " and do I get a senior discount on top of that ?"

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    When I tell people their insurance is through March Vision they asked if its spelled like March the month or march like in a parade. I just say yes.

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    While not necessarily a stupid question, the most appalling thing I've ever seen was a patient who brought their glass lenses back due to scratches and asked to have them replaced. I explained that glass lenses are not warranted against scratching, only breakage. The customer marched out the front door, slammed the eyewear on the sidewalk as hard as she could, brought them back in and said, "Now will you replace them?" Yes ~ Yes I did ... someone who would even think to do such a thing, is not a person with whom I want to tangle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decades View Post
    While not necessarily a stupid question, the most appalling thing I've ever seen was a patient who brought their glass lenses back due to scratches and asked to have them replaced. I explained that glass lenses are not warranted against scratching, only breakage. The customer marched out the front door, slammed the eyewear on the sidewalk as hard as she could, brought them back in and said, "Now will you replace them?" Yes ~ Yes I did ... someone who would even think to do such a thing, is not a person with whom I want to tangle!
    Seriously? I would have asked them if I look like a clown, am I here for their amusement. I will bend over backwards if I think what I've provided them as glasses is even 10% at possible cause for the damage to their glasses, but that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decades View Post
    While not necessarily a stupid question, the most appalling thing I've ever seen was a patient who brought their glass lenses back due to scratches and asked to have them replaced. I explained that glass lenses are not warranted against scratching, only breakage. The customer marched out the front door, slammed the eyewear on the sidewalk as hard as she could, brought them back in and said, "Now will you replace them?" Yes ~ Yes I did ... someone who would even think to do such a thing, is not a person with whom I want to tangle!
    This is my type of guy, he deserved to get those lens replaced for his witty response. I seriously LOL'd so hard when I read this.
    Erik Zuniga, ABOC.

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