Optometrists Union spokeswoman Julie Piglet said '‘Our demands are very simple – we’re not looking for a pay rise at all. I mean, if they offer us one, we’ll have it – of course we will. But that’s not what this is about.
'For decades – centuries even – opticians have had to wear glasses as part of our schtick. Most of us had perfect eyesight until we became opticians. So our proposal is simple. It’s a like-for-like campaign. We demand, that all dentists must have false teeth, and all doctors must have the lergies. ALL the time – 24/7 lergies. And all surgeons must have something slightly wonky about them. That could be one leg longer than the other, maybe one arm shorter than the other... that sort of thing.’
This campaign has apparently been a long time coming, with many opticians as over the moon as an astronaut to be a part of it.
One optician said 'Before becoming an optician I had perfect eyesight – I was actually head-hunted by the SAS to join their elite sniper program.' He explained this to a coat hanging up on the wall.
An Optometrist Union statement read:
W H O M
I T M A Y C O N C E
R N . W E W O U L D L I K E T O
A R R A N G E A M E E T I N G W I T H S O M
E O N E T O D I S C U S S H O W V E R Y V E R Y U N H A
P P Y W E A R E W I T H T H E C U R R E N T S T A T E O F A F F A I R S