Daily Prompt: Encrusted


I am the personification of encrustment currently. Since breaking my leg nothing works like it used to. Everything seems to be bundled in a casting of its own.   Every movement is limited, I am encased in my own suit of armour. This was all to be expected, but even my eyesight was suffering . Was I going blind? Before my accident, my next entry on my list of things to do was to visit the eye doctor: not the optician, but for a basic examination. With all my various health problems, the optician always tells me to visit the opthalmologist or optometrist to see if my short sightedness lead in another direction. I was ready to go, had a fall, landed in hospital and am now at home with no chance of going anywhere, so there remains only one way out of my misery: clean glasses.

I have a special linen towel at home which is ideal for cleaning glasses. Unfortunately this was in the washing machine and my second towel was used by my cleaning lady yesterday. I decided to clean my glasses with another clean towel. This did not work and I had a frame of greasy finger marks which refused to go away. I was seeing the world through a blur.

Mr. Swiss to the rescue. “Shall I clean your glasses?” “Yes please”. I did not ask what method he would use. I knew  everything would be better than the present condition. He disappeared with my glasses and when they returned, lo and behold, I could see again. I am not sure whether this story has a biblical background, but Mr. Swiss made the impossible possible. I did not ask what his system was, but it worked. The blind can see again. I now have a perfect perspective on the world. My sight is no longer encrusted and I will lock away my special linen towels from the eyes of the cleaning lady. My spectacle towels are not for cleaning toilets.

Daily Prompt: Encrusted

10 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Encrusted

  1. They have special lens cleaning sprays and cloths, my dear. Have hubby visit your local opthamologist or drug store to buy a little set and put them at several locations, including your purse. Your cleaning lady would never think to use them for cleaning. Don’t you hate people with logical solutions to your largest life problems??? Heal soon and well.

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  2. I think you are quite right to delegate the glasses cleaning problem to Mr Swiss as he obviously has a good method. I have spray but I often find that the dishwashing liquid and hot water method works best. I seem to have sweaty eyes. My father in law taught me that method and it has always worked well for me. I have some special cloths that came with my glasses and sometimes also use a microfibre lens cloth. Hopefully you will get out to the eye doctor when you are more mobile.

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    • I usually use just very hot water and dry with a linen cloth which works very well for me. I have many special cloths from the opticians but none of them as good. I have decided to stay by the Mr. Swiss method for the time being.

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