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Amusing message on microfiber wipe sparks interesting discussion about eyewear cleaning habits

A message printed on a microfiber wipe that is used to clean glasses is reminding people that they have started 'adulting.'

Amusing message on microfiber wipe sparks interesting discussion about eyewear cleaning habits
Cover Image Source: Pexels | Photo by Francesco Paggiaro

People often clean their glasses with whatever they're wearing for convenience. Rummaging through pockets and bags for a microfiber wipe can feel like a hassle. Besides, their clothes seem to effectively remove dirt and smudges without damaging the lenses. But is that true? Why else do spectacle cases come with microfiber cloths? Reddit user u/ProShithead shared a snap of "a sweet message on the inside of their glasses cloth," making bespectacled people rethink their habits.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ron Lach
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ron Lach

The person shared a picture of a microfiber cloth typically used to clean glasses lenses, but with an interesting message etched inside. It read,  "Now that's adulting. You thought about using your T-shirt, but you used this instead. Yeah, we see you. Good making care of your lenses," the message read. The message was motivational enough to make people double-think about wiping their dusty glasses with their T-shirts or whatever fabric they get at arm's length.

Cover Image Source: Reddit | u/ProShithead
Image Source: Reddit | u/ProShithead

Fellow Reddit users joined in the comment section to joke about the message, pointing out how "millennial core" it is and shared some useful information too. u/BonsaiSoul explained, "Depending on your condition, the need for a new prescription slows way down as you get older. I've only had two pairs of glasses in going on 15 years. Probably this or next year I'll go in again. My last pair died to a scratch from a metal shaving or something on what I thought was a clean shirt. Now I don't mess with it and just keep a dedicated cloth around."

u/Shanghai_lili joked, "My T-shirt works perfectly fine. It's soft, it's clean, it's available. Best of all, I don't have to fumble around in pockets or purses to access it. Also, I am not really susceptible to weird affirmation stuff. That's just me, though." u/strawicy added, "I'm kinda speaking from experience. There are a lot of people who simply don't know that T-shirt fabric can be damaging to glasses. I don't really think it is infantilizing to give a reminder of a thing people aren't super aware of, but that's just me. Guess, it just depends on how you interpret it though, 'cause I do see where you're coming from."

Image Source: Reddit | u/CatsAreGods644
Image Source: Reddit | u/CatsAreGods644

Little tie-in or printed messages like these makes us ponder about little habits that need changing at times. But other times, some notes discovered in odd places lead us to speculate many things about their origins. Once, a strange note retrieved from Elizabeth Castle in Jersey mentioned the name of a British secret agent who worked for the MI6. The humorous note was left behind by a certain E. A. Blampied and bears the date February 26, 1966. It reads, "007 JAMES BOND / 26th Feb 1966. / P.S. SECRET AGENT. / DON'T TELL ANYBODY."


Along with the strange note, there were 15-18 pages of the weekly "Reveille" newspaper from February 23 of the same year. Historic buildings officer Harvey Doolan spoke to BBC and guessed that the person who signed on the note as E.A. Blampied could be a well-known Jersey artist, Edmund Blampied. Doolan called it "quite an eclectic mix to find." He figured that the writer of the note was a big fan of the super spy.

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