If you like walking with one good heel. So I spent Saturday shopping. I'm not a fan of shopping. I'm not a good consumer at all but I had a few Christmas dollars to spend and I'm running out of time. So I take my 3 girls off to Kitchener, the BIG city about half an hour east of here.
I have a dear friend who works at a place where they make saddles for horses. One of my winter boots were torn at the seam so I dropped it off at her place. I was wearing my other boots, fashion boots, little short ones with a heel. I had finished(thankfully) and as I got in the car somehow hooked my heel into the floor of the car and broke it completely off!
Now I have other boots. They kinda look like this.
What's wrong with those you ask? They are warm and perfect for this cold Canadian winter I keep complaining about. They will keep the wind out and my toes perfectly warm while I wrestle with the snow blower and the shovel.
Yes they are quite sufficient. Unless you are interviewing the Member of Parliament! Yes, on Monday I get to interview the MP for this riding for our New Year's eve news special and the only boots I have are those GARGANTUAN boots!
Now with the magic of television I'm sure the Camera operator can make sure my boots don't appear but somehow it kind of seems a little off to wear boots like this to meet the Member of Parliament.
Can you picture it. There I am in this nice outfit, dressy pants, pretty cami with a jacket, nice dressy scarf, hair and make-up to perfection for television ...and then these massive, perfect for giving the hubby a swift-kick-in-the-butt boots. It's not going to work is it?
Oh and did I mention that it's an indoor interview? Yep..I could wear shoes except, getting into the office will require going through the parking lot and well, I need boots for that because this is Canada, this is winter, and there will be snow or ice. Either I'll fill up my pumps with the white stuff and lose a few toes to frostbite or slip on a patch of black ice and go arse over teakettle, pumps asunder! Either way the impression on the MP would not be the one I was going for.
So that was my dilemma and then I remembered! Walmart is open 24 hours. It's 30minutes away but my older daughter and her friend are here to babysit, it's a beautiful evening and I need boots! So I bought a nice pair, almost like the ones being repaired, they are actually warm though dressy and will look fine under my dressy pants. They are kind of like these.
So bring on the Member of Parliament! Heck bring on the Prime Minister, wait, no never mind, not fond of him. So forget that, though these nice new Walmart boots might be perfect for kicking some Tory butt!
This kind of thing seems to happen just a little too often. I swear the universe gets bored and says "What if we..." and then sends these little comedy of errors our way just for laughs. But thanks to the greed of Wally World, I've got boots and I don't have to risk my life tomorrow in miserable weather to do so!
I am out a few bucks but now at least I have back up boots! I wonder, can I use them as a tax write-off? There must be a "impress the MP with nice boots exemption!"
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