CEO- Prois Hunting Apparel
Seriously…how much time can be spent staring at a topo map? Well, as we continue on with the Goat Chronicles, I will keep a running tally of the hours Steve spends gazing at lines and contours. To date- 4.5 hours and counting. In fact, I am thinking we need to do an intervention. I received a phone call last night as I was heading out to the ranch- it was Steve. This was not the regular late afternoon, “How was your day?” phone call…no…it reeked of something different. The conversation goes something like this…
Steve- “Hey, what’s happening?”
Me- no chance to reply
Steve- “Can you pick me up some reading glasses?”
Me- outright laughter
Me- “Uh…yeah. Seriously?”
OK- so I happened to have my 14 year old daughter with me as we swung by the store. We were somewhat perplexed. Where do you buy reading glasses in Gunnison? This was not a purchase I had made to date. Safeway sounded promising. We scoured the store until my daughter made me relent and ask for help. “Do you have reading glasses?”, I ask. I was directed to a location secretly nestled between the lottery tickets, the gift cards and the fire logs. Oh yeah- this was certainly the first place I should have looked.
I was quite surprised at the amazing selection offered. As we perused the various styles, colors and options- something amazing caught our eyes at precisely the same moment…ZEBRA STRIPED READING GLASSES with their own handy-dandy zebra skin protective case. Who could pass up THAT one? After conferring with various shopping patrons, it was unanimous- roughly 1/8th of the population of Gunnison agreed that Steve MUST have those glasses. Seriously.
We presented him with what we felt was the Holy Grail of reading glasses. Anyone who knows Steve would know that he is seldom, if EVER rendered speechless. Well, this amazing gift actually left him speechless.
“Seriously?”, he asked.
“Seriously.”, my daughter giggled.
There is nothing quite like a rugged outdoorsman pouring over topo maps with Zebra Striped glasses…nor will there ever be. He logged another 30 minutes!