Did that get your attention - New Shoes?
I know most women LOVE buying shoes and cannot get enough. But I'm not one of them. I've never had more that four pairs of shoes at once in my life! One pair for summer, a pair of winter boots, a black pair for 'dressy' occasions and a pair for work.
Today's shopping expedition was for work shoes. I wear work shoes until they fall apart and the ones I had were hurting my feet. Reluctantly therefore I had to replace them.
I like Clarks shoes for work as they last me years and years (saving me the angst of looking for more) and I usually buy in the Sales. I nearly fainted when I heard the price today! These had better last until I retire!
I have nothing against shoes you understand - I just hate The Buying Ritual. There's the trial of finding a style I like, then asking a bored-looking shop assistant to see if they have my size. There's the compulsory parade up and down the shop, lifting my trousers to see how they look, while other shoppers' husbands watch the whole process with far-away expressions on their faces! Unfortunately I have short legs and thick ankles and no shoes ever made them appear otherwise. Shoes are just a necessity to me.
I wonder if I'm alone in this attitude. Are you a shoe lover with a pair in every colour and heel height? Or is shoe-shopping a necessary evil? Who hasn't ever chosen a pair in the shop then regretted buying them once you got them home?