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Okay Kids, Don’t Stare At The Solar Eclipse With Dad’s NODs

It was bound to happen. Our friends at TNVC received this email earlier today.

Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 3:09 PM
To: Sales
Subject: Night vision binoculars

To whom it may concern,

My Dad has a pair of your night vision binoculars. Today I was stupid and used them during the day, and the sun ruined the lens. I didn’t know that the sun could ruin the lens. I feel so awful and sick that I did this to my Dad. He’s a veteran in the military and he has been saving up so much of his money to buy these binoculars, and he also waited about 4 months to get them. I’m only 21 and there’s no way I can repay him for what I’ve done. Please help me out. Is there anywhere I could get the lens replaced? Is there anything I can do?

Thank you,


Now, let’s see how many SSD readers with 21 year olds and a new set of Bino NODs, rush home from work.


19 Responses to “Okay Kids, Don’t Stare At The Solar Eclipse With Dad’s NODs”

  1. Bill says:


    We would be glad to repair your NOD’s for $$$$$$$$

  2. CWG says:

    Lol. Hopefully he has them insured under a kind ins policy. Otherwise juniors probably gonna have to find a new place to live pretty soon.

  3. Stone11C says:

    Hear ye, hear ye! On this 21st day of August in this 2,017th year of our Lord a Safety Brief has thus been born with much face palming and paternal lamentation! May God have mercy on us all!

  4. JKifer says:

    Holy mother of God.. I’d take it from his college tuition… NOD’s are way more important…

  5. Ian Cornell says:

    Haha I love the tag “coming soon to go fund me”.

  6. P.J. says:

    Ouch. I like how the email avoids mentioning the eclipse, but we all know what he was doing.

    Bad news: those aren’t just lenses that need replacing.

    Good news: TNVC does financing.

  7. Default.mp3 says:

    Allegedly, it was actually a daughter that did that. Same source says that TNVC will waive the repair fee (~150 USD, IIRC), but the tubes… well, that’s 5500 USD. So… yeah: https://tnvc.com/finance-information/

  8. Desert Lizard says:

    If its replacement cost is prohibitive, you’d better secure it.

  9. AirborneKhanda says:

    She is 21 years old.

    She can get a job.

    Save the money.

    And repay her father.

    Simple yes?

    But no, everyone else has to help her out.


    • Brandon says:

      Or… show kindness to a kid who made a stupid mistake.

      Simple yes?

      Not for you… Baby boomers.

      • SSD says:

        That’s a several thousand Dollar mistake. Stupid hurts. When someone makes it all better without consequences, no lesson is learned.

  10. Jack says:

    PS: did I mention that my dad’s binocular had a weird look with those 4 lenses? I hope this means it’s cheaper to repair since it needs more than two lenses to work…

  11. Lasse says:

    Isn’t auto shut off a common feature?

    • SSD says:

      Auto shut off is for daylight, not staring at the sun. If you believe otherwise, take the Corona challenge and use yours to stare at the sun.

  12. Preacher says:

    Bino´s with unprotected tubes?
    1st of April?
    Maiybe no manual Gain – but Auto Gaited, sure.
    If: Daddy anyway had some cheap, old, used stuff.
    If not: Daddy will be happy to get an upgrade.

  13. DAN III says:

    I bought my first house when I was 22. Perhaps this millenial moron should get a job or two and buy daddy a new pair.

    Typical, irresponsible adult millenial.

    • Foilsim says:

      Yeah, boomers never do anything irresponsible. It’s totally a millenial thing. Thank god it’s contained.

  14. Reminds me of a great movie….Asked Ferris, “What did I do?”….

    Ferris, “You killed the car”.