I hate buying shoes. They're a fashion statement. They lock you into a 'look'. I don't feel like I have a look but when you buy a pair of shoes you need to make a decision about what sort of 'look' you have.
I'm nearly 37. It turns out I have an astigmatism and need glasses. Just for driving and the computer initially but ultimately all the time.
It's confronting in terms of 'oh shit, I'm getting old and my eyes are deteriorating'. But now there's another thing to make a fashion decision about.
That Retina screen they gave me at work looks pretty fucking sweet when I'm wearing glasses though.