I’m a rather frugal person. But being frugal doesn’t mean to always go for the cheapest option. Quite to the contrary, usually it makes sense to spend the extra buck on a quality product that will last a lifetime. That doesn’t mean you always have the budget for that though. When I started out living on my own, I got myself as complete a set of tools as I could, which was only possible by going for the cheapest version of each. Now I slowly replace them with quality tools, and I really learned to appreciate the difference that quality makes! Unlike Chuck, or my brother, I always buy cheap sunglasses though. But that’s because I ineviatbly lose or scratch or sit on them within a few weeks. If I was a pilot, I’m sure I’d also get some quality sunglasses.
Having a reference in a strip about Chuck never taking off his sunglasses is always fun for us. But this strip is mainly about the “Cessna Diamond” as we call it in aviation. Everybody I know who has ever worked around those Cessna high-wing planes, especially the 152’s and 172’s has had one at one time or another. And man, it hurts!
The most common side effect of my sunglasses is that I scratch them or lose them, most of the time both. So I never spend more than ten bucks on them. Maybe the reason I never pay attention and always scratch or lose them is that I never spend more than ten bucks on them! Hm, makes you think!