Ever since I started wearing my new glasses I've been experiencing the strangest interactions. Some odd glances were to be expected, but what I have encountered so far just makes me LOL. I work at higher end bar where typical 'bros' tend to frequent; bros who favour True Religion and low-cut embellished tees. So, when a girl wearing large glasses that most likely resembles their dads of the 70's, they're a little thrown off. The first night I wore them, I was waiting at the bar to grab my cocktails to deliver to the Irish ladies chanting songs and indulging in a little too much fun. As I walked by these men sitting at the opposite side of the bar I could faintly hear them saying "HellooOoooo" in a rather high pitched tone. I was confused. As I walked by again, they did the same thing. I made the connection that they were trying to get my attention, and then I made the connection that they sounded vaguely like one of the characters in my favorite childhood movie. I walked over to them and asked, "Are you guys making fun of my glasses?", they replied, "Yeah, don't you get it?", I said, "You're being Mrs. Doubtfire aren't you?" they exclaimed very loudly that that was exactly what they were doing and were thrilled that I had noticed. "You're glasses look exactly like hers!", they said. I agreed that they definitely had a similar vibe and I did the Mrs. Doubtfire "HelllooooOOooo deary" just for them. They loved it.
That same night, I was receiving sly eyes and slight grins from a table and I knew exactly why. It was a group of guys around the same age as me. They were sneaker head, Zanerobe, I was cool in high school so I still think I'm cool, type bros. The grins continued to grow as I brought each drink to the table. Finally, I asked, "Do you guys like my glasses?" They all began to laugh and the one guy said he loved them, the other said, "Do you yo-yo?", I was like, "Um yeah, sometimes on the weekends", he said, "You know if you wax your string you can walk the dog longer." "Thanks for the tip", I said. "Yeah any time, so do you hacky sack?" he asked, and at this point his friends were dying of laughter, clearly this was the groups 'comedian', while I was so caught off guard I just had to flow with it. He was being as weird as I am when I smoke a joint. So, I said "Yeah, it was more of a high school endeavour, but who doesn't?", he then proceeded to give me tips on hacky sacking.
All of this, I presume, stemmed from the fact that I was wearing big frames. Oh also, my name at work has changed to 'Merve the Perv'...I'm not allowed to serve children.