Every time I get a new pair of glasses I go through the same "drill". I am a big guy, 193 cm (6'4"), so I need a fairly large frame.

I go through all the gold-rim frames on display and end up asking if they have one that is larger.

Inevitably, they say no, but they do have one in silver. To that I always say, "But I can't wear silver."

They always act very surprised and ask why.

"Because I'm a redhead!"

My skin, as that of most redheads has a golden tone and requires warm, fall colors. Gold looks perfect on me, while silver does not.

When I say that, their face always displays signs of sudden enlightenment. "Oh, I never thought of that," they say apologetically. Then they open a drawer and pull out a perfectly sized gold-rim frame. Never fails!