Glasses are no longer the specy, specy four eyes face furniture that kids use as an excuse to pick on the short sighted kid nearest the blackboard. Celebrities, TV personalities, sportsmen and women and even rock stars all wear them. They are designer, they are cool they are individual and of the moment.
So I hoped that wearing my glasses would lend me an air of quiet sophistication, even mild intellectual superiority. I thought they'd give me a look of authority yet with a trendy edge.
I've just caught sight of myself in the bathroom mirror.
They make me look like a cross between Nana Mouskouri and Olive from On the Buses!
If you're too young to know who they are look them up on Google images. Just don't do it before you go to bed. You'll have nightmares!