Spy Glasses

When Oliver and I spent the afternoon along together last month in Munich, we found ourselves in the gift shop of the BMW Museum. While most of what we found there was product for the BMW aficionado, there was one product that caught Oliver’s eye: spy glasses.

While we didn’t buy them, we spent much of the next several hours talking about spy glasses: how they worked, what you could do with them, and so on.

And then, so I thought, the spy glasses meme was over.

Until this weekend: unbeknownst to me, the spy glasses had stuck in Oliver’s mind, and he’d been combing the Internet looking for them since we returned. On Sunday morning he presented me with a photo of the selfsame glasses we’d seen in Munich, taken from TinToyArcade.com, along with the website address handwritten below. And he asked me if I had a PayPal account.

Surely, I reasoned, this is the sort of pluck that must be rewarded with action, so last night, with Catherine safely away in her studio, we sat down in front of the computer and ordered a pair. They should be here in a few days. We’re both very excited.

You’re all on notice: don’t be making fun of us behind our backs, because may, due to the awesome secret power of our new spy glasses, we can see what you’re doing.


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Valerie on January 5, 2011 - 21:40 Permalink

Could there be any name more enticing than “spyglasses”?

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Lori on January 7, 2011 - 22:43 Permalink

Pluck, such as Oliver’s, definitely deserves to be rewarded with a pair of spyglasses. And what’s the point of owning a pair if your friend doesn’t have a pair, too?

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Oliver on January 15, 2011 - 11:12 Permalink

Must every generation experience the same disappointment? There should be an age limit for mail orders.