Today I learned that the world as I have been seeing it since I was 8 years old has been totally wrong.
Had contacts fitted for my short sightedness and astigmatism and freaked the Fuck out.
It turns out that everything is 1/3 bigger than I think it is. This revelation hit me when I was swearing at my kittens for going on the keyboard and changing my screen resolution, only it was right, magnifier OK at 100%, text size small... HOLY JESUS MY MONITER WHAT THE FUCK OH SHIT GIANT KITTENS and so on.
Heh, I'm short-sighted and have astigmatism and was born with a squint that, curtesy of surgery performed on my left eye when I was about three, can be controlled at will (it's also left me with one eye appearing bigger than the other, which is another reason I wear glasses instead of contacts, as it's less noticeable). Anyway, when I'm really tired and can't control the squint so well, I always get 'small vision', where everything suddenly appears much smaller than it should. Used to really freak me out when I was a nipper.