Judge John Hodgman Episode 248: The Glass-Action Lawsuit

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Dan files suit against his girlfriend Jessica. Jessica has a pair of low-grade prescription glasses. She prefers not to wear them, claiming they are not attractive. Dan says she's missing out on life by refusing to wear the glasses. Who's right? Who's wrong?

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Glasses

His Honor found the crux when he realized she was from the American south. He thinks glasses make one appear more intelligent, while she thinks they make a girl look like a wallflower. No matter how amazing she is, she will always think of glasses as something that the unpopular and uncool kids wear.

Balance the effort

This is one judgement that I think Sir John got wrong. I was troubled by the imbalance in their efforts to appreciate each other's passion. She was putting a lot more effort into his theater interests than he was into her football fandom. A better ruling would have been for her to watch football wearing her glasses, and for him to watch too! That way she'd "see" how much she was missing, and he might learn to appreciate her passtime.

After working so hard to

After working so hard to overcome a serious injury, I can't help but think that her aversion to glasses is (in part) a reluctance to be seen as disabled, even in a small way.