Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sensible Shoes

I thrifted these, I'd have to say, pretty much, horrible shoes from Goodwill yesterday. It occurred to me that I don't really own any city walking shoes or shoes that are not sandals. It also occurred to me that I really do not have a use for such a kind of shoe or really any sort of desire to own them either. Plus, I know I am going to be doing untold amounts of walking and will, basically, just trash them in the month that I am there.

I was heading that way anyway because my daughter was looking for the worst 1990s high waisted shorts she could find. It's a trend. Girls love them. They cut them off and add rivets and studs. They look much nicer than the 1990's variety.

It was 50% off day at Goodwill. Crazy. I could not even find a parking spot. All different sorts or people: the trendies (probably looking for high-waisted shorts), the anti-society types who shun shopping and corporations, people who seriously need to shop at Goodwill, people with a whole brood of kids who seriously need to shop at Goodwill too. Really put-together women waited in line with bundles of clothes that just by the very act of sitting in their carts, suddenly looked pretty refined and better than the smelly merchandise surrounding me.

Me: "I think I could spend $1000 dollars in here. Today."

Daughter: "I am 1000% finished. I am going to have a breakdown".

Me: "You need to learn to compartmentalize better. Block it out."

All in all, it was two hours. Two pair of 1990's high waisters, two pair of ugly walking shoes, a brand new IKEA belt organizer, two Pyrex D-handle collectible milk cups and a really cute H&M blouse (nearly new). Total damage $18. What's that, about 115SEK? Did I mention the shoes were Steve Madden, one pair brand new?

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