Friday, February 19, 2010

The Story of Birth Control Glasses....

When I joined the Air Force I was a little worried. Besides the fact that we would have to wake up at 4 a.m., would get yelled at 24/7--I was worried about the fact that I would have to wear BCG's. What are BCG's? They are birth control glasses. In other words, these eyeglasses are so ugly that if you wore them you wouldn't have to worry about getting pregnant or if you were a guy you wouldn't have to worry about getting a girl pregnant. Go ahead and laugh that they can't be that bad--but they are--oh, they really are. Go ahead and Google BCG's and you'll see why they are actually called that by anyone in the Air Force.

I have no idea why we would have to worry about that during Basic Training--I believe that the saying is geared to those who decide to keep wearing them after Basic. Most girls {and guys} that I know bought their own prescription glasses so they wouldn't be wearing the hideous thick rimmed as well as enormous pair of BCG's. I still laugh when I think about the BCG's--and especially when I see them at the on base optometrist office! I happen to think the retirees look nicer in them than the young Airmen do who are still walking around wearing them. They just seem like a pair of glasses that would have been worn back then, not now when there are affordable--and extremely cute--glasses everywhere!

I told Leo to mention to his co-workers about GlassesUSA. They are entirely affordable for almost everyone who has a job and is in need of a stylish new pair of eyeglass frames. They're such high quality and have made it through my 2 year old and 6 month old. That's a huge plus for me--if they don't last through the wear and tear of this house I would never recommend them. But here I stand--still with my chic glasses, in tact and with Leo telling me I can buy more anytime...which honestly? He probably shouldn't have said that....I love picking out new frames and this could get me in trouble...

All opinions above are based on my thoughts and opinions. I was compensated for writing this post.

12 comments:

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Dondi said...

I didn't realize you're in the AF. My husband is too.

It's so funny that you mention BCGs. I haven't thought about them in 6+ years since the mister got out of basic. But I was cleaning out some boxes in our storage room a few days ago & found his. It was really interesting to find them & have that "oh my" moment :)

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Sara A Broers said...

Cute post AND as usual, I learned something new. I had no idea these glasses were called those! LOL

J. L. W. said...

I loved the description of those military issue glasses. They are pretty ugly.

The Pipster said...

I need new glasses too! (But I won't be getting any BCGs) I'm on the Pill. :)

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Bombtastic Belle said...

Rich still has his BCG's put up! *lol* I didn't meet him until years after he'd finished basic/AIT with the Army, but they're too funny on. I have pictures of us with them on for fun, I'd just looked at them yesterday and had hte biggest laugh. May have to post them later.

Lindsay said...

hehehe one of my co-workers is in the reserves. He broke his good glasses at drill 2 weeks ago and had to wear his BCGs to work! hahahahaha! They really are that bad!

Karlene said...

Funny. I hadn't ever heard them called that but I certainly can see why. :)

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