Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ugly as Sin

Here's a funny story for you. I was home doing some of my normal, everyday chores and someone knocked on the door. I was in my stay-at-home-and-clean clothes and a pair of tennis shoes. I answered the door and it was a man (we'll call him "David" to protect his identity). I invited him in -- don't worry, I know him so don't be scared that I'm inviting strangers into my house -- and we visit for a couple of minutes. He asks how the kids are doing, how Ben likes the ward basketball team, and then hands me a sheet of paper. We talk about it for a minute and I'm starting to wonder how long he's going to stay and chat. Then he says, "Hey, nice shoes. I have a pair like that. You know, the kind that are ugly as sin but really comfortable so you can't bring yourself to throw them away. I wear them at home all the time, but my wife won't let me wear them out in public." I look down at my shoes. I agreed and he left. I agreed because I didn't want to embarrass him by contradicting him, but these were pretty new shoes and I wear them in public all the time! I actually thought they were kinda cute! Maybe I should take him shopping with me next time. Here's a picture of the "ugly as sin" shoes. Give me your honest opinion. Should I be embarrassed that I wore these in public? Do I need to keep these as "house shoes"?

6 comments:

Miracle Gro said...

Any guy that, on his own volition, comments on fashion, or the fashionability of something that someone else is wearing, needs to have his man card revoked by the central male authority. Men are only allowed to answer questions about the fashionability of something. Something like, "Does this make me look fat?"

That said, I have no opinion about the shoes, but I would suspect that they would be comfortable.

Rena said...

Kristi, I think they're super cute and I would definitely wear them in public. I agree with Miracle Gro. Though the fact he was unaware that he was being rude is quite a masculine trait. Keep wearing the shoes.

Laurel said...

Hey, if they're in good shape, are comfortable, and you're managing to get out-of-house chores DONE while juggling 2 toddlers and one in the womb, you wear WHATEVER shoes you want to!!! And "no", they're not ugly. That guy must be a little more "metro-" than he wants to admit, because Jason wishes I wore athletic shoes more often! You wear those shoes!

Janelle said...

I love them Kristi! In fact I've been looking at some like that for awhile! I would totally wear them all the time!!

Emily said...

Those shoes remind me of my pumas, which are just like comfy, cute slippers that I get to wear outside. Seriously, men have no tact.

mom/grandma debbi said...

You know me, I am so about comfort and NOT about fashion. I would wear them in a heartbeat! And I don't think they are ugly!