OK, so I got these cute new glasses a few months ago from Sears. Metal frames with a red powder-coat finish on them. A month or two later, I notice the finish is coming off. I take them back; the nice lady says I probably just got a bad pair, she pops my lenses into a new, identical set of frames, and says if it happens again, come back and we'll start you over with a completely new pair. (This is all at no cost to me.) So. Same thing's happening with the second pair. I take them back today and there's a different guy working, and he's kind of an asshole, and he tells me the problem is that I have a sensitivity to nickel, and somehow that makes the finish come off, so too bad so sad for me. Now I do in fact have, or used to anyway, a sensitivity to nickel, but I'm not having any rashes or itching or anything on my skin, I wore my previous pair of metal-framed glasses for a decade with no problems, these were not the most expensive glasses in the world, and like I said the guy was a jerk, so I'm not particularly inclined to take his word for it and fork over another $250 for a new pair. I can't find anything online that specifically addresses this aspect of nickel allergy -- lots about how common it is, but nothing about how it'll make your glasses shed their pretty red paint. Any thoughts, my monkey friends?
CG: WTF with my glasses? Curious George: Are my glasses cheap pieces of crap, or is it just me?