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Victory is mine

October 18, 2009

I’m going to New Zealand next week for the wedding of one of my best friends from high school, Louise, who was also my first housemate back in 2003. We lived in a rambling mansion in Surry Hills we had the good fortune to house-sit for several months, most of which time we spent watching movies, eating Pad Thai and talking about boys. I’m in the Bridal party as a Lady in Waiting (a brilliant title, don’t you think?) and I get to wear a dress of my choice (within certain parameters). The process of finding the dress (purple, silk, gorgeous) was relatively easy compared with finding the shoes which sucked an entire day, yesterday, from my life.

So, this post is dedicated to all those who:

– Have given up an entire day in pursuit of the right pair of shoes.
– Have spent the first five hours of that pursuit looking at and trying on shoes that were too tight/loose/high/flat/light/dark/plain/cheap-looking/expensive.
– Have wanted to try on at least 6 pairs of shoes that weren’t in stock in your size.
– Failed to get the attention of a sales assistant.
– Engaged with all manner of sales assistants from pushy to helpful to careless.
– Have returned to the store you started in and decided to settle for shoes that were too light and too tight.
– Have queued to pay for light & tight shoes, finally reached the counter, then spied, up high, what looks from a distance to be the perfect pair of shoes.
– Instead of buying the wrong shoes, ask to try on the right ones.
– Know withing 5 seconds of trying them on that they are indeed PERFECT.
– Have realised that the perfect shoes are $80 cheaper than the wrong ones.
– Have experienced, in the relief of the moment, the evaporation of  your tunnel vision, only to see a sign telling you ‘Buy one pair, get the second 50% off.’
– Then buy a pair of perfect work shoes as well as perfect wedding shoes in what is a quick and effortless decision.

Victory is mine.

Now I have a week to get everything else together. I’m working on a crafty something to go with the gift, so please send positive crafty thoughts in my direction! It’s something I’ve never tried before and it could still all go pear-shaped. We shall see.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2009 10:52 am

    Congratulations! The thrill of finding TWO perfect pairs of shoes should generate an endorphin rush big enough to carry you through any amount of crafty endeavor.

    • maybenextweek permalink*
      October 19, 2009 11:11 am

      Thanks! I’ve cleared the table and assembled the crafty components – now on with it – fingers crossed!

  2. October 30, 2009 8:29 pm

    Awesome!! You totally rock at finding shoes… I have much more hit and miss involved with my shoe buying efforts (an approach which tends to be quite expensive)…

    • maybenextweek permalink*
      November 4, 2009 11:19 am

      Thanks Tracey, although I think it was down to luck more than anything else!

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