I was at the chiropractor's office the other day when I overheard a conversation about a woman's shoes. Her doctor was giving her a hard time for continuing to wear heels even though they were contributing to her health issues.
I sat on my table, smugly thinking that I had wonderful $45 flip flops on and he wouldn't possibly have a reason to yell at me. Well, at least until my next visit anyway....
I walked in limping asking if it was normal that my foot was numb when the war against my shoes started.
He looked at me and said "don't you have any running or walking shoes" and said, "yes." Oh yeah, I lied...what's a girl supposed to do? Running shoes are just plain ugly, good for your feet, but ugly (or is that butt ugly?) So I added, "my flip flops have arch support in them" at which point he said, "I'm looking at your flip flops (dripping with disdain) and there is not enough support in them (good thing I didn't tell him they were $45, he probably would have stroked out in the middle of the practice.) He then went on to add that "there is no excuse for flip flops."
I figured at this point I'd better let the conversation go but y'all know me...I won't be deterred. So on the way to get acupuncture (you'd think I'd be smart enough not to pick on a guy who is about to stick needles in my feet) I grabbed my flip flops and said, "I haven't been able to wear shoes for 3 months and now you tell me my flip flops are horrible and you won't let me wear them." He looked at me seriously and said, "yeah Melissa, we're all out to get you."
And I proceeded to burst out laughing. The funny thing about this whole conversation? The longer that I couldn't wear shoes, the more shoes I bought. I think in a space of two months I bought 8 pairs of shoes. Cute, adorable shoes...that I won't be wearing because I will be sporting a new $125 pair of butt ugly running/walking shoes.
Yeah, maybe those boots weren't so bad after all.