Monday, July 2, 2007
The Shoes Make The Man
Well, if that's true, then shoes are a large part of that.
Like what I did today.
First, some background.
I usually wear black shoes to work. I have a pair of brown shoes that I'll wear on occasion. But, mostly, it's black.
Now, I don't have a lots of pairs of shoes. I'm a guy. I need one pair of black shoes.
But I have three.
One pair is the pair that I bought with my tux. I wear them with the tux, and that's pretty much the only time I slip those on.
So, then, I actually need two pairs of black shoes. The pair to wear with my tux, and the other pair to wear to work, church, etc.
Only, the store had a sale. So I bought two pair.
But, the thing is, I must have screwed up somewhere along the way, because one pair fit just great, and the other pair hurt like a son-of-a-gun.
Only, I didn't notice until after several weeks.
You see, I put a pair on and wore them. And when I needed to wear black shoes, I put the same pair on again.
Until I wore them out. Or almost wore them out.
So, when they were no longer fit to wear to work or church, I broke out the other pair I bought. That's when I discovered they were ill-fitting.
So, back to the store.
Only, they weren't running any sale or anything. So I bought a pair of black shoes. A pair. One pair. One shoe for each foot. Because that's all I needed.
Well, I've been wearing them ever since, when I wore black shoes. For about a month, I guess.
Now, if you've been following along, you know that the Wife and I went on vacation last week to the beach. And even I don't wear black dress shoes to the beach. Unless I'm attending a wedding on the beach. And I wasn't.
So, this morning, when I went to put on my black shoes for work, I grabbed a left shoe and a right show.
They felt funny.
I figured it was because it had been over a week since I had worn dress shoes (yes, I missed church Sunday morning).
So, I took off the thick socks I had on and put on thin socks.
It was better. But still didn't feel right.
At lunch, I figured out why.
The shoe on my right foot is from the new shoes I bought a month ago. The ones that fit.
The shoe on my left foot is from the shoes I bought a while back that never did fit properly. [picture]
My left foot hurts.
And now that you know just how big of a dumbass I am, my ego hurts, too.