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Commuting Glasses

Avoid eye-contact using special lenses...
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When travelling on public transport, such as metro trains, people are often seated facing each other. This clearly upsets city-dwellers who normally go to great lengths to avoid making eye contact.

I propose a special glasses which offset the wearers gaze, several degrees to the left. These glasses would be tinted, so that other passengers are not distracted by the wearer's apparent squint.

riposte, Jan 15 2002

Glazed Eyes http://www.halfbake.../idea/Glazed_20Eyes
[hippo, Jan 15 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Didn't [lewisgirl] do this a while ago?
angel, Jan 15 2002

       Kind of, [angel]. Voir le lien.
hippo, Jan 15 2002

       Hmm, I think the glasses would be quicker to remove than the contact lenses mentioned in the link. I wouldn't recommend trying to exit the train or negotiate the escalators wearing either device.
riposte, Jul 25 2003

       Are you suggesting that nobody should meet people or be socially pleasant on public transit? Perhaps, instead, each person should employ discretionary use of eye contact to avoid conflict--rather than cutting out eye contact overall and reinforce the already too-strong notion in each individual that they're the only one that exists.   

       The key here is moderation, folks.
disbomber, Apr 10 2005

       If, to the person looking at you, your eyes appeared diverted, what would you be seeing?
whippinggas, Apr 11 2005


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