Explaining at every possible opportunity that his eyes just don’t work like they used to, 41-year-old father-of-three Brian Harkley has started carrying a small magnifying glass in his wallet, primarily to help him decipher restaurant checks.
Harkley refuses to consider bifocal lenses, which he considers “for old men,” and instead swears by his miniature magnifying glass, which he purchased at the gift shop of a museum several months ago. Harkley was overheard explaining the magnifying glass to a waitress as he turned in his bill, stating, “It just makes the text bigger so I can read it, it’s really handy, and this way I make sure I can get the math right to get you your full 17% tip.”
Harkley has also been quick to note that, though it is very useful in restaurants with low light, he also is able to use it around the home.
“You know how bills have such small print? Not a problem anymore, thanks to magney!” His family has informed the press that “magney” is the nickname he has given to the magnifying glass, despite desperate pleas to call it literally anything else.