I had promised myself not to write about shopping for at least a year. I’m not good at promises.
The shopping part is incidental. (I promise.)
There was a birthday coupon which expired on the 31st for a local big box shoe store. I’ve been eyeing a pair of sneakers for months. The time was perfect.
I love sneakers. I find them comfortable and I’m just like a little kid. If I could find a multi-color pair that blinks or flashes, they would be on my feet right now. But I’m not in the market for crazy. I wanted a pair of Converse sneaks from the ‘50s. Black and ugly. The ones that make your feet look like boats. Big boats.
Not only was there a pair in my size but there were a few different styles. One was a modern version with only 4 eyelets instead of a gazillion. They fit. As I tried on the left one, there was a big padlock on it. A security padlock.
We are talking shoes that cost less than $50 (and I had a coupon too!). There were expensive UGGS that didn’t have a padlock. Whaddup with that?
When I went to the checkout, I asked. She confirmed it is for security. The alarms would sound if anyone walked out with them. I said, “But they are under $50!” She said it was a popular style and a huge target for shoplifting.
Woo hoo! That means the cool kids wear them. I’m a cool kid! Woot woot!