An eyelash has taken up residence in my eye.
This is not good.
It’s not that I don’t like eyelashes. Some of my best ocular accessories are eyelashes. It’s just that I prefer them in their normal location doused with tons of mascara.
Floating around my eyeball is not the prefered (or even acceptable) location for any foreign debris, eyelashes included.
It is truly amazing how something so small and seemingly insignificant can cause such crazy
annoyance discomfort pain.
Pebbles in shoes are the same sort of thing. Little tiny object, big huge problem.
The difference is that taking a pebble out of a shoe is generally a relatively straightforward process. Trying to dig out an eyelash generally requires 6 people, 2 mirrors, a bright light, and a lot of frustration. It’s surgery without the equipment or skills.
Eyelashes are stubborn things. I’m convinced that when they fall into your eye they excrete a glue-like substance that keeps them attached to the cornea. Or that guides them into a corner of your eye from which they absolutely, positively cannot be extracted.
Which is frustrating.
annoying uncomfortable painful.
I’m going to go find some mirrors and bright light.