So, yesterday, I was having lunch with several of my coworkers in the break room, when I noticed that the room had been invaded by at least one of those teensy weensy gnats. Not only are gnats miniscule, but they are unbelievably speedy and elusive. First it was here, hovering around my sandwich, and then zoooom, it was there, trying to sneak a sip of my friend’s drink! Strangely, no one but me could see the stealthy insect. And try as I might, I could never quite capture it.
When I returned to my desk, the gnat came with me. It was there on my computer screen and then instantly flitted to my notepad. Wherever I looked, there it was!
Okay, well, don’t’ be a hater! Don’t judge me! I had never had a floater before! How was I to know that my “gnat” was a floater in my right eye?
My pet “gnat” followed me around throughout the rest of the day and into the evening. This morning, it was sometimes present and sometimes not. We’ll just call her “Gnataly.” But then, just as I turned a corner, I noticed that “Gnataly” had evidently updated her Facebook status. Obviously, she had issued a flash party invitation, and had now been joined by a whole swarm of friends! It looked as though my glasses had been spritzed with a fine, light gray mist. When I mentioned it to a coworker, she urged me to contact my optometrist immediately. When I called the office, I was told that I should indeed be seen today, and an appointment was set for 11:00.
I arrived for my appointment, and was there until around 1:30, undergoing a thorough workup. Dr. Swanson assured me that he saw nothing of great concern, and that the process which caused floaters was, in large part due to, in his words, “birthday candles.” Well, Dr. Swanson, you reaalllly know how to make a gal feel good!!!
Then to top it off, upon leaving the eye appointment, I drove through KFC. I placed my order for a $5 Meal Deal and was given my total; $5.45. Then when I reached the pickup window, the teenaged cashier smiled at me sweetly and cooed, “Well, hon, with your senior discount, that will only be $4.91!”
Somehow, saving the 54 cents didn’t make me feel any better!
Psalm 71:18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.