Half the Looks, Twice the Attitude

a woman wearing sun glasses in san francisco

Going from unattractive to average with sunglasses at the Grove on Fillmore.

My eyes get far more tired from seeing people wear sunglasses at any time of the day, including very early mornings when the sun is nowhere near to be out, and late evening and it’s pass the sundawn, and of course indoors – just last night a woman in front of me did not even bother to lift her “aviators” when talking to a teller. My guess was that she didn’t try to hide her identity and was not try to rob that bank. I wish banks had a new security rule that requires that people fully expose their faces when their enter their facilities. But hey, if many women don’t bother to remove their sunglasses on first date, even if those are blind dates, who are banks to complain? Whatever the reason is for this obsession with sunglasses, it surely serves a noble purpose of making unattractive people look… less unattractive. It apparently does so by hiding a major part of their face, allow your brain to fill in the blanks of that ace with your imagination, which is often more complimentary than reality. That’s why, more often than not – when a person removes sun glasses its more often a disappointment than a pleasant surprise. Puff Daddy must know very well that he looks far more attractive in his shades that he almost always wearing.The problem with sunglasses is that just like a snooty, aggressive stance, they create a huge distance between people. It makes us virtually completely unapproachable and unavailable to a casual social interaction. If you want to keep everyone away, that’s understandable, but if not – wearing your shades all the time does not serve you well.

Every time I blame women for wearing sunglasses all too often and when they are completely unnecessary, I am reminded of the fact that the men in San Francisco are equally guilty of doing the same. Among other things, it helps men maintain their high douche factor. I am tempted to approach a stranger and ask why they are wearing sun glasses, but I know that’s going to be pointless, and I am not going to get a real, true answer. Most likely, that person is to cuss me out and tell me I shouldn’t be so judgmental,  even if my question were to be formulated in the most neutral manner. Or, they would give me the “sensitive to light eyes” bullshit that I will never buy anyway.

One of the most ironic and somewhat hypocritical things is that many people who wear sun glasses are the same ones who complain about being single for way too long and for not meeting enough people outside of Facebook and LinkedIn. Perhaps they should try meeting people blindfolded and see how that works.

2 thoughts on “Half the Looks, Twice the Attitude

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