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What are you in denial about?

Asked by ibstubro (18765points) October 30th, 2015

I’m currently pretending that winter will never come. If I don’t wear anything heavier than a sweatshirt, that I can go back to short-sleeves without the coat wearing interim.

Come on, you’ve got to be in denial about something!


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Seek's avatar

The fact that I have no prayer for a retirement income.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I was talking from Cairo over to Tel Aviv, and I came to this big river—I couldn’t believe how wide it was.

Man, was I in De Nile.

dxs's avatar

That I’ll find a suitable living place for a price I can afford.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

That I need this stupid cane. I can handle the health issues, the cane just comes along to laugh at me. SOB.

jerv's avatar

I’m in denial that people are stupid enough to vote Republican even (actually, ESPECIALLY) when it goes against their stated beliefs. They probably jump in a lake to dry off too.

Berserker's avatar

Can’t very well admit what I deny, if I’m in denial about it.

dxs's avatar

@Symbeline True. Then why am I still searching?

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I guess I’m kind of in denial about how hard losing weight might be for me because of my hypothyroidism. I was thin for my entire life, minus the last few years. Had no problems losing weight (and actually used to have trouble putting it on), so I want to believe losing weight is going to be just as easy. It hasn’t been thus far.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

A bunch of shit, well sort of. I’m currently getting my house in order. Several shoes have already dropped and a couple more to go. I am giving myself one year (before the big 4–0)

Mimishu1995's avatar

I’m pretending that I don’t have time for certain things. But I do that all the time. The pretending helps speed me up, sometimes to a speed that I can’t imagine.

talljasperman's avatar

I’m in denial that I can make a comeback from disability and failure in university. Also that I can fix what is broken

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m in complete denial about getting older and that I need to start thinking about the future. I thought I’d be dead by now. I have always been a “live in the moment” kind of person. This adult thing sucks ass.

ibstubro's avatar

I’m in immediate denial of the fact that my glasses have to be replaced.
A couple of months ago I broke ½ the hinge off of one side, and they’re rimless, so little more than 2 wires and 2 lenses at the best of time.
They are so old that they’re burnished from cleaning and the Px is way out of date.

Parting with the $500 replacement cost is such bitter sorrow.
I got my first pair of rimless when GHW Bush was president. This is pair #2. lol

Seek's avatar

Duuude… $500?

msh's avatar

That by next November, I will have to move yet again.

ibstubro's avatar

Yeah, $500 was the Walmart estimate, @Seek.
Cheaper version, I can hardly abide by.
Invisible bifocal, yada, yada, yada,
Getting old is not cheap.

ragingloli's avatar

my recent one was 100€.

Seek's avatar

Damn. I get my eyes checked about once every three years just to make sure nothing’s changed, get my prescription, then buy the glasses online. $50, max, for single vision polycarbonate lenses with oil-resistance and blahblah.

I’m dreading needing bifocals someday… I know it’s going to happen, too, because I now have to take my glasses off to read a book.


ibstubro's avatar

I love the rimless, but they’re expensive.
If something goes wrong when they make them, they can’t even be adjusted…they just have to start over.
I should probably go with something cheaper, but I detest eyeglasses that ‘make a statement’. For me, I hate them. Ignore the man behind the curtain glasses. lol

Seek's avatar

I just tried out the on-sale-for-$19 frame pair with a fake prescription.

With progressive no-line bifocals, super-oelophobic anti-reflective coating, and whatever lens style you like, and the “recommended” mid-range polycarbonate lenses, total cost is less than $80.

ibstubro's avatar

That’s amazing, @Seek!

After I broke my glasses, I went into Walmart and picked out the frames that best suited me. She added it up (bi-focal, polycarbonate, anti scratch, blah blah blah) and she was up over $350, without exam. That was even the frames I really want, where the hinges open both ways.

Is this the place you use to buy glasses?
I didn’t enable the site, because there are sometimes best price offers for the first time you visit, so I didn’t want them to ‘see’ me. But I saved the site. Thanks!

Seek's avatar

Yes, I’ve used them, and so have several members of my family. Always pleased with the result.

Now, when you get your exam, make sure they fill in the PD space – your pupillary distance. They like to leave it off to discourage online purchasing, but you’re paying for your prescription and they legally have to give it to you upon request.

ibstubro's avatar

I had a HUGE stink over that in Missouri.
The optometrist refused to give me my Rx for contacts, claiming it was his liability if something went wrong. I never did get it.

This time everything will be in Illinois.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I am in denial that climate change, global warming, or whatever one wants to call it will not take hold like a vengeance making the winter late spring-like so I don’t have to break out the winter clothes, or see the gals put away the skirts and Dukes.

jca's avatar

@ seek and @ibstubro : lucky guy says he uses some online place from China for really cheap glasses.

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