I was standing at my bathroom sink, contemplating my Q-Tips.  I love cleaning my ears with q-tips.  I know, I know, you're not supposed to do that.  I don't care, I love it.

Anyhow, I digress.  I'm standing there, contemplating all that cotton-swabbity-goodness, when I realize that I'm on my last new pair of disposable contact lenses.  Once I put these suckers in, that's it, game over, all done.

Now I have health insurance, including a vision plan, and I've already used it on the 6 months of lenses I just used.  But I remember when I got the boxes, finding out how much they were, and not finding that particularly expensive.

So, I reasoned, when the time came, I'd just buy some more on my own.

As I stood there not cotton-swabbing my ears, I realized this was going to be a hassle.  I had to find time to go over to the mall, go to the vision place where I'd got my eye exam, my glasses, and my lenses.  Bleh.

Then I remembered that I knew of a place you could order lenses online.  What's more, I was pretty sure they even had an app.  BONUS!  Plus, I could even set it up to use Apple Pay from my phone.

So as I stood there, without cotton-swabs in my ears, without underpants on, I totally did that chore, in like 2 minutes.  Download app, scan contact lens boxes, apply thumbprint - DONE.

I know that people often bemoan the demise of the brick-and-mortar store, the little artisanal boutique, all that jazz.  And don't mistake me, I do too.  I like browsing in tiny unique shops.  But I do love the huge machine that enables me to get what I want, with ease, regardless of how much clothing I'm wearing or ear cleaning I'm about to do at the time.


AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude