Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Price of Ugly Shoes

I don't know if this qualifies as a bargain but yesterday I stooped to a new level in my 'lovelife'. I bought a pair of ugly shoes I don't even like because the guy was hot.

In an effort to prolong conversation, I tried on 5 pairs of trainers from him and when I ran out of sneakers to try on, I simply bought a pair, buying me another minute to chat with him at the cash register.

Where is the bargain in this story? The New Balances were 25% off! (so I only spent $67 instead of $90 to flirt with a boy for 10 minutes!) $6.70 per minute to enjoy (attempted) witty repartee while shyly checking him out as he threaded the shoelaces for me. Bonus: the store's closing down so I have no chance of returning these clunkers. I guess it'll give me motivation to run fast in them so no-one can see how unstylishly white & chunky they are.

To be fair, I DO need running shoes and they ARE ultra-comfortable so the NB's are perfectly fine if i don't care about looks at all...which clearly I do given I just bought ugly shoes to score some time with a good-looking guy.


Mr.Winkie says: said...

Buying ugly shoes is akin to selling your soul to the devil. Now you can see the guy twice just by returning them.

Love yer blog by the way

Mr. Winkie (shoe lover)

Anonymous said...

I like your blog....hey, if he's hot, the shoes are worth it. did you at least get his number??