When I was in eighth grade, I broke my glasses. My mother had bought me a pair of prescription sunglasses and told me to wear them while she got the others fixed. So I showed up at school wearing sunglasses and had to wear them all day. One of my teachers saw this and remarked, "Oh, it’s Mister Shades!"
For years I had bought prescription sunglasses every time I bought regular glasses, which wasn’t cheap, Finally, I got smart and bought glasses that had clip-on sunglasses, which was great until the damn things fell apart. I went to Pearle Vision and found out that a new pair cost $50. Screw that noise, I thought, and found sunglasses that I can wear over my glasses for $10 a pair when you bought 3 pair or more. They don’t last forever (although they last a long time), but for $10, who cares? I buy a half dozen pairs, both Mary and I use them, and when we get down to one pair on hand, I buy six more.
Learned something interesting: a shade is a color mixed with black, while a tint is a color mixed with white. Mix a color with gray, and you get a tone. After that, color theory gets much more complicated.
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