#AtoZChallenge One-liner: V is for Vanish

Vanish*

(verb)

  1. A cruel trick that life plays on you when you accidentally misplace your glasses and you have to grope around blindly while squinting to improve your vision because you are blind without your glasses!
  2. The disturbing phenomena where things seem to disappear only to be found instantaneously when someone other than you start searching.

*The first definition may not be relatable to many lucky individuals who either have 6/6 vision or can see properly even without the glasses. Hence I took the liberty of adding two one-liner definitions. 😏

Here are two other stories that I wrote three years ago as a part of the #AtoZChallenge2017. These stories inspired me to come up with these definitions. 🙂

Undoing the vanishing act (tiny tale #28)

Without You (tiny tale #30)

Has this ever happened to you?

What are your thoughts? Do let me know. The comments section is all yours for the taking.

This is day #32 of the lockdown here in India. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Stay safe. Take care.

If you are feeling bored or facing lockdown blues, do check out this post:

30 Things to do while staying at home during the lockdown!

P.S: Do make sure that you regularly check your spam and trash folders. Some comments end up there and have to be rescued!

Here are the links to my other #AtoZChallenge one-liners. Click on any letter to read the corresponding post.

A-AutocorrectB-Binge-watchingC-ConfusedD-DustE-EnvyF-FamilyG-GermH-Heroes | I-IdeaJ-JarK-KeyL-LyingM-MagicN-No | O-OnionP-Painkiller | Q-Queue | R-Revenge | S-SaltT-Touchscreen | U-Umbrella | V W X Y Z

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81 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge One-liner: V is for Vanish

      1. Ditto! Especially after I heard a frightful story about someone nearly losing their eyesight. So I make do with contact lenses. But these days, I’m too lazy to be bothered with that. So glasses, it is. But it comes with its own set of disadvantages.

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      2. I’ve been wearing contact lenses too! Only thing is I can’t nap when I wear those, and I’m a big napper!
        But with this whole lockdown, I’ve just been wearing glasses 🤓 24/7!

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      3. Yes, that’s the main reason why I don’t wear them now! You can’t sleep with those on. I hope the lockdown is treating you well. Thank you for reading. So glad that I found your blog today. 😄

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  1. What mostly vanishes in my life, are the numerous little notes I make on scraps of paper…quotes, song titles, phone numbers, passwords, people’s email addresses…on and on. Help! I need a secretary/assistant person 🙂 🙂 Blessings on your weekend, Shweta ❤

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  2. Happens with my mum all the time…and then my father has the habit of using mum’s glasses when he cannot find his. Always happy to read your posts…I am terribly lagging behind with the readings and have to write today’s post as well…hopefully can catch up soon.

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    1. It happens to most of the members in my family. Yes, we are all bespectacled. 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting. The A2Z can be pretty stressful. That’s alright. You can take your time. 🙂

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  3. I can relate well to the second one. Especially when the person searching is my mom, the object appears out of nowhere. But then, when it comes to widgets and buttons on the phone, we switch roles as they seem to vanish when my mom looks for them but reappears when I search. :p

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    1. Yes! When mothers start searching, things start to appear out f thin air! But when it comes to smartphones and other related stuff – That’s one thing that we can do better than our mothers.
      P.S: You might like this post: https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/atozchallenge-undoing-the-vanishing-act-tiny-tale-28/
      I had included this story in my post and I know that you’ll find it to be very relatable. 🙂

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  4. Were you writing my story? I seem to spend half my time looking for my glasses. I’ve lost a pair just last week in the house and am down to my spare pair. I hope I can keep these or at least find the other pair till I can go to the opticians and get another pair….

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    1. I was writing my own story, dear. I have terrible eyesight. I have been attached to my glasses since I was 8. The attachment has only increased and it’s not going away unless I get laser treatment! I am down to my last pair, and the first I’m going to do after lockdown is to get a decent second pair.

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      1. I was in a similar situation of being down to just one as I couldn’t find the spare . I found it yesterday and even I am going to get another pair . My friends who have done laser swear by it

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      2. Losing the spare spectacles is the worst thing ever! I’ve heard both positive and negative things about laser surgery. So I’m a bit wary about it. Apologies for my extremely delayed response. 😅

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  5. I don’t wear glasses. However, at my place, a lot of Miss A’s things vanish. She says they have legs and they go to unknown places when she is not seeing them.

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  6. First one – every morning 😀 😀
    The second one – Every time mom comes to show something, it turns out to be right in the front. Don’t know how this happens, but is like magic 😀 ;D
    Loved this post, Shweta.
    Happy A2Zing 🙂
    — rightpurchasing.com

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      1. It is not that big a deal, I guess. After the initial precautions there is nothing much actually. I was scared of it too, put it off for more than a year, but then the fuss became too much so went ahead.

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