Thursday, July 31, 2008


Not that anyone cares about my issue with shoes... but -

I work at a furniture warehouse. And if you've ever been to Tennessee in mid summer, you know how bloody hot it is. Well, the warehouse is not air conditioned so i sweat all day. Well, here is the dilemma with the shoes. I have sneakers that i can wear, or flip flops... Now, flip flops are a hundred times cooler to wear instead of sock and shoes... but, i fall out of them all the time when i'm carrying furniture or mattresses... so they don't work out so well. so, i've been looking for a sandal that has a back on it so i don't fall out of them at work. i had to have looked in a hundred different stores. (okay, so that's exaggerating a little bit) But, i couldn't find any. Either they didn't have any, or they were in the $100 range... (I'm really cheap... i would never spend that much money on shoes even if they lasted me the rest of my life...)

So, last resort i go to the outlet place. I find a pair of sandals that will work. They are the classic Teva sandals... not super cute, but they fit and work perfect... and they aren't too bad.... and they are on sale for $40!!! so, i decide to get them. i go to the cash register to finally purchase my shoes for work.... and my credit card was declined!!!!!! (are you kidding me!!!) So, i had to wait a week until payday... Finally, pay day arrives, and the first thing i do is head down to the store to pick up my shoes! I walk in.... and THEY SOLD OUT OF THEM!!!! (at this point i was sure that i was not supposed to have these shoes) i talked to the owner and he said he is out but that he would order me one. So, I had to wait another 10 days to get my sandals. (this is now about a 2 month process)

Okay, so this last week the 10 days were up and he called and i went and got my shoes. I was so excited about it! i put them on there at the store!

Now, wouldn't that be nice if that was the end of my story. OH NO. So, after my long awaited shoes... i can now be at work with sandals so i don't have to wear sock and shoes, and no more flip flops. I get two days of wearing them and i get big blisters on my feet! and to top it all off.... my husband hates them so bad, says they are so ugly that he doesn't want to be seen with them on me. YIKES!!!



ensadler said...

HEY THERE!! What's up? Haven't heard from you in awhile, as you have not heard from me either! I am not sure how Urs found you but I noticed right away someone new on her list! I can't believe how big your boys have gotten!! Good luck with your goal. I have been running lately and it makes me a happier person although I can't say that I enjoy it. Just makes me feel better. Anyhow, great to have Urs find you! Now we can keep in touch!

Ginger and Gregg said...

KRISTIE!!!! How the heck are ya? I don't know anything about you lately. You have 2 kids! They are really cute. I have to ask if the furniture warehouse you work at is Direct Buy? Sounds like it. So fun to see your blog and now I can keep up on you!Love ya lots!

Ader Family said...

who cares what anyone thnks if they are comfy wear them!!!

Alice Wills Gold said...

wear them in and then wear them out. And tell Sean that you don't like all of his clothes either...I am sure he will come around.

Cracking me up...keep stories like this coming...I know you have so many more.

Jen said...

You would fit right in in Portland Oregon, so wear the shoes and love them!!! I hear they are great for hiking.

Ursala, Patrick and Gabriel said...

Wear the sandals. If memory serves me right you were always running around could always try that. :) Slap on some band-aids, throw caution to the wind and wear the Tevas!

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