Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wrong-headed and Stubborn

"Miguel," my wife asked me recently, "are you sure you bought your reading glasses here? The store manager says you didn't."
"Of course, I did!" I replied angrily. I get tension headaches when I have to depend on my progressive lenses to read the computer screen (thank goodness for iPad). . .and, grumpy. Fortunately, my wife and I have reached an understanding. Grumpiness and humor are ever-present companions.
"Well, he doesn't think so."
"Ok, forget it," I sighed, "I'll do it."

It wasn't until much later that I had an epiphany while shaving, my progressive lenses perched dangerously on the bridge of my nose, the arms angled above my ears. The epiphany? I'd bought my progressives at the store I sent my wife to, but my reading glasses from the eye-doctor. I was flat out wrong.

How often can we be wrong in a day? Many times. In fact, years of marriage have taught me a lesson that must be relearned periodically.

The lesson is simply, as the video illustrates below, "You are probably wrong when you most believe you are right. Back up and check the facts."

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