The Sunglasses Effect
Everytime Akila thought he was ready to endure it, it ended up more painful than ever.
The second session was a harsh one.
Akila is still dealing with the aftermath, mainly, the lost of accuracy in his left eye, which happens to be the one that hurt the most. Is it a coincidence?
Anyway, Akila has to make up his mind and be man enough to go and bravely undergo the third round. It can't be worse. Somebody said once: "the good thing when you reach the worst, is that it can only get better". Question is: "How do you know when it's the worst?"
The summer time is here. Time to resume wearing T-shirts, soft clothes, dress casual, be fashion ...
Akila recently bought sunglasses for himself. Sunglasses have this special feature, that they always make you look nicer. Wow, it draws everyone's attention when you are passing by.
The merchant was a nice guy, very professional, though his shop only consist in a couple of eyeglasses spread all over a white piece of cloth on a short table. He gets off from his chair under a rather big umbrella whenever a bypasser seemed to show aslight interest in the sunglasses.
He was an average negotiator, mentioning some technical optical issues he was unable to explain to Akila when asked.
Finally, Akila bought it axactly half the inital pricing but yet a bit more than what he intended to pay for sunglasses. Anyway, he was happy to finally have something to shelter his eyes under. While trying it on, across the saturday evening Casablanca busy streets, he came across a friend of his, who said he looked like an actor! He he! Quite flattering! But Akila couldn't help but thinking why it takes so little (sunglasses) to change his look so dramatically (actor).
Now Akila can also remember a few days ago, while going out for lunch, a few steps away from the building's entrance, there was a group of workmen, probably painters, resting and hiding from the blazing sun. While passing by, with his sunglasses on, Akila heard one of them, spotting him and yelling "Mother f...er!!" The sunglasses once again made the difference. What? Being black and having sunglasses on almost automatically turns one into some sort of african american dude, with all that come along : rude language, hip hop lifestyle ...Akila couldn't be angry againt the fellow workman, since the guy is already a pure victim of narrow-mindedness.