December 7th, 2008

faux hawk

Please know your own menu.

Long story short:

I went to a Japanese restaurant for dinner and ordered a Chicken Yakiudon. Description on the menu: stir fry udon with seasonal vegetables with teriyaki chicken. Sounded delicious. I pointed to the menu as I ordered (for I've experienced far too many "misunderstandings" in other places).

The waitress comes back with my "yakiudon" - a bowl of soup udon with beef.

Me: Oh sorry, I ordered the yakiudon with chicken.
Her: Yeah, this IS the yakiudon. Was this not what you were expecting?
Me: ... Oh? Perhaps I said the wrong one? I'm pretty positive I ordered the yakiudon.
Her: This IS the yakiudon. See? *motions at udon in the soup*
Me: But the menu said it was a stir fry..?
Her: Oh. I guess. I'll go check.

I'm sorry but I would assume that working in a Japanese restaurant, you would at least know that anything with the word "yaki" in it does not come in soup form, with the exception of a nabeyaki. And that beef =! chicken. Just a thought.
ouroboros

optometry woes

About a year ago I started feeling that my right eye wasn't focused properly.  I was seeing a bit fuzzy, and when I looked out of my glasses I could literally feel my eye readjusting its focus.  That means that presumably something's off with my prescription.
So I went to my optometrist (about half a year ago), explained the problem, and asked them to check my eyes.  We've been going to the same people for years now, and they always gave us good service and good prices.  They checked my eyes, and told me everything was fine.  I still felt something was off, but what could I do? I left.

I didn't do anything about it for a while, but my eye kept on bothering me, and I didn't want to go back to them because I didn't want to be told it was nothing again.  Finally on Thursday I went to a local university, where the optometry students will do eye exams for free, and because they're learning, do them from the ground up.  I figured they would be able to figure out what was wrong.

Now, let me say that my eyesight isn't particularly good - my glasses prescription is -5 on my left eye and -4.5 on my right.

The optometry student checked everything out, figured out how much I need to be corrected - and when she saw my glasses' prescription, both her and the doctor's jaws dropped.  Because my real prescription is -4 in my left eye, and -0.7 in my right.  No wonder my eye was giving me problems!  The lens was off by four dioptre! (to be fair, my number went down, it's not that it was always like that)

In short, when people complain their lenses aren't right, PLEASE LISTEN TO THEM!

Thanks a bunch, doc... (mild, but still Not Good)

This past semester has been a tough one, and I've been feeling like crap. I've been putting it off as stress, but was finally convinced (boyfriend & mother ganging up on me ftw) to see the doctor and get a blood test, in case it was anemia, a thyroid issue, or something else entirely. So I called the doctor and made an appointment, specifically to get my thyroid tested (therapist has been theorizing that my thyroid may specifically be a problem).

Background: I've been going to this "health group" for quite a long time, 5 or 6 years.

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