When I work landscaping for 5 months of the year I wear them starting at 6:45am, and I have a nice pair that I find very comfortable, I wear them for two reasons, one for safety (those line trimmers can throw rocks up at your face and have been known to blind people), and secondly, to block out the sun. I've been known to still be wearing them at 10:00pm because I just don't even notice them on my face anymore.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3341 times:
Quoting Texasaggie (Reply 3): I generally remove my sunglasses when I'm talking to someone, unless it's really bright, in which case I apologize for wearing them.
I always look people in the eyes when I am talking to them so I will give them the chance to do the same with me. When it is really bright then I keep my sunglasses on, my eyes are very light sensitive because I am wearing contacts.
VSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1899 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3318 times:
i would never wear my sunglasses on my head. mostly becuase i am worried that my giant head and hair would stretch the frames. i also cannot control when i laugh and throw my head back, so the glasses fall off. i dont spend good money on sunglasses to treat them like that.
second, yes i take my galsses off when speaking with someone if i am discussing something of some import. with friends? eh, who really cares.
eye contact is key to making any point so if the situation warrants, they come off.
Xjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2480 posts, RR: 49
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3318 times:
If I am checking in the spring breakers, especially the ones that are still wearing floridian clothing, sunglasses are great. But otherwise, sunglasses are not acceptable unless outside where they may be necessary.
I think it is. I look people in the eyes when I'm talking to them, so unless it's really bright or the person wearing the glasses has a reason for wearing them (hangover, headache etc.) he or she is being rude.
Quoting Andz (Reply 2): what I think is totally stupid is wearing them on top of your head
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3268 times:
You cannot judge what is rude or not rude by what passes for good manners among a crowd of buds all the same age, economic class and social standing. Example, a bunch of twenty-somethings might well say "shut UP!" to one another and it would not be rude. But there are lots of cases where it would be extremely rude.
Wearing sunglasses hides your eyes. Whether YOU agree with this or not, hiding your eyes from another during a conversation makes you suspect; untrustworthy.
When I used to wear sunglasses and all my friends did too (military issue AOs) none of us took them off unless a person of higher rank (civil or military) came around. That has been my guideline to this day. Which means I too take them off if stopped by a cop. Let the man read your eyes, it eases tensions.
If in doubt take them off. You will NEVER offend anyone by taking them off. You MIGHT offend one person in fifty if you leave them on. If that matters - well, you make the call.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3211 times:
I generally take them off if I'm talking to someone - unless we're outside and it's a bright day and sunglasses are clearly warranted.
One place I always take them off is at the border. I don't want it to appear that I'm hiding anything and if the border inspector has to ask me to take them off it might set the wrong tone, so they always come off when I am the first car in line.