20/20 Vision Bitter Friday Giftures


When I was in my early 30’s, I was still wearing glasses, as I had been since I was 17. I was growing weary of the feeling of the glasses always pinching my eyebrows and leaving me feeling tired at the end of the day. So I tried the contact lenses. Turns out I’m really bad at poking a thin piece of silicone into my eye. Needless to say, that trial fell by the wayside.

Then a miracle of my proportions happened and my mother-in-law decided that she would pay for me to get lasik surgery. I was excited and a little nervous, but the surgery was a success and I could see without glasses and my vision was 20/20. They did warn me about the future though. They said at the age of 40 myopia sets in which means, your close up vision starts to go, no matter who you are. I was fine with it then because I wasn’t 40 yet.

Now here I am at the old man age of 47 and it is finally starting to get to the point where I should be using reading glasses.

2019 was a pretty horrible year for me, with unemployment and other things causing a lot of unrest and weariness. At the end of the year, I was like, I’m finally done with all of this and decided that 2020 was going to be my year. 2020 was just starting to coming into focus and then “47” hit and now, just like most of the rest of you,  I can’t see clearly anymore.

But hey, it is Bitter Friday Gifture time, so let’s just move on to the Bitter Giftures…

Hey, at least animals…

Moneys GIF

…are making a comeback.

Ahh, the good old days…

can't see scooby-doo GIF by Head Like an Orange

…and now my near future.

I did look into it and it was a game-changer…

Edie GIF by Almost Family FOX

…until I turned old.

If you can’t find a way to get your day ruined in real life…

Animal Crossing Nintendo GIF

…you can always get it ruined in Animal Crossing.

I never envisioned my parenting…

Cat Reaction GIF by Best Friends Animal Society

…being like this, this year.

And it never seems…

morphin game of thrones got morphin arya stark GIF

…to want to leave.

Here we are just hoping this year would be a nice smooth one…

Easter Bunny Baseball GIF by MLB

…and then Corona came along and smacked us in the face.

I finally decided to lean into the year…

fail get out GIF by Action Point

…but then it decided to lean back.

Let’s just take it nice and easy…

johnny knoxville love GIF by Action Point

…and whhhhat? Never mind.

Little did we know…

living on the edge GIF

…we would be leaping into this abyss.

Or walking…

GIF by Black Market

…into this dark cave.

Let’s just hope…

world cave GIF

…there’s some of this at the end of this very long tunnel.

So there you have it. My 20/20 vision is deteriorating at a rapid pace. I have no idea how we are going to come out of this, but I do know this. We will all be a little more bitter at the end of it.


Bitter 20/20 Ben

9 thoughts on “20/20 Vision Bitter Friday Giftures

  1. Pingback: The .Gif Friday Post No. 643 – The Rapture, The Stands & The Underground | Tacky Raccoons

  2. That’s true, Ben. I don’t think you have the monopoly on bitter anymore. About that light at the end of the tunnel, have you heard this quote?: “Don’t be too optimistic – the light at the end of the tunnel may be another train.”

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  3. Vision is something else with age. You can see up close, but not far away. Or you can see far away but not up close. Bifocals are for old people, and they cause you to fall down the stairs (says my mom). So I’m avoiding them for as long as I can. I don’t need bad eyes AND a broken hip. Loved the Thelma GIF; in the 70’s she made it (sort of) OK to be nerdy. 🙂


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