Sometimes, being green clouds my vision. Literally, in this case.
There are certain areas of my life that I consider to be un-green, and it bugs me. They’re small things, things that no one else would think twice about, but they nag at me. And left without a viable option, I sometimes try to be green, and end up doing something stupid. Take, for instance, today. I have been wearing contacts since I was 12, and I have always had problems with build-up. I guess my eyes create more eye-gunk than normally (eww, I know), and the last time that I went to the doctor, they upgraded me from two-week contacts to once daily. Which means that I open a new pack of contacts every day, and throw them away at the end of the day.
While my eyes love the daily contacts, my green side does not. Throwing away the little foil containers every morning pisses me off. So, I came up with the great plan of trying to make one pair of daily contacts last TWO days. Brilliant! Half the garbage! A more eco-friendly eyewear!
Well, apparently these babies aren’t meant to last more than one day, because right now, as I’m typing, my eyes are bright red, tearful, and I can barely see through my back-up glasses (since the contacts themselves were thrown away hours ago). I actually threw them away somewhere on the floor of my car on the way to Trader Joe’s tonight, where my poor husband had to endure me asking him to find the pistachios, which were literally right next to me, but I couldn’t see because I am freakin’ blind without my contacts.
So, chalk this one up to yet another Stupid Thing I Have Done to Be Green. I am sure there will be more to come, unfortunately. In the meantime, I’m going back to chucking my little foil contact wrappers each morning, and I promise, Mother Earth, to use just a little less toilet paper or something to make up for it.