Thursday, July 8, 2004

Sandals with Socks -- Noooooo!

Call the fashion police!  Sandals with socks!  :::sirens wailing:::

When I was in college, one of our TA's wore them.  Black socks with those clunky brown Birkenstock sandals.  Every day.  We used to make fun of that behind his back.  "Birkensocks," we called them.  Figured he must have had really ugly toes or something.

Fast forward (some fifteen years) to this morning.  I'm wearing my little sports brace again (note to self:  weak ligaments + high heels + uneven flagstones + 5 hours of sleep = disaster).  So, I put on a nice pair of black socks, put the brace on my left ankle over the sock, and slip on a pair of soft black moccassins. 

Excepting they don't slip on over the brace.  I try to shoehorn myself in there, but it isn't working.

I look at the clock -- I'm late for work as it is.

I look at my feet, with the brace all firmly laced-up.

I look at my footwear options.

There's nothing for it.  I grab the black slip-on sandals and slip them on over the brace.  And over the socks. 

I cringe as I leave the house -- ready to raise my cuff and display the ankle brace to anyone who even looks at me funny.

Oh, the shame of it.

2 comments:

andreakingme said...

Ohhh, NZ. I feel for you. I do. Even if I AM laughing like a hyena . . .

annalisa135 said...

LOL!!!