I did it. I broke down and bought a pair of shoes this week. I have waited and waited to purchase a pair because in rationing – you are only allowed to buy one pair of shoes for the year. One Pair. That’s it. Only one pair – even if it is a buy one pair – get one pair half off. Nope – even if you have the money to buy more than one pair… you only get one ration stamp.
See those wonderful red shoes shining in the window…??? Do you hear them calling your name? Oh, wouldn’t they look great on the dance floor? Oh and look at those lime green shoes…. Oh and those beautiful brown ones – they would be great for work…. Hummm , my dress shoes has a heel that is starting to come loose… Maybe this would be a great use of my ONE ration stamp for shoes.
One Stamp, One pair of shoes, One… that is it…
Ha Ha- are you starting to feel my pain? I walk slowly by the shoe store on my way home from work. All those beautiful shoes are calling out my name. They are shiny, they are new. Oh they look – and FEEL- great. Better than my old, smelly work shoes I have now, that have lost their shine and the heel on the left foot is loose. I only get to buy one pair of shoes.
And because of that – they have to be functional and be what I need. Not what I want.
Those shiny red shoes are beautiful… but they will not match all my outfits that I wear – and …. They … are… not… functional….! Gerrrr!
So today I bought a pair of shoes.
A pair of functional shoes.
Shoes that I needed – not shoes that I wanted.
I did not pick them by their color.
I did not pick them by their price.
I picked them for what they could do for me.
These are the shoes I need for every day-
For walking to work (not driving my car)
For biking to the store (saving gas)
Today – I bought a pair of functional shoes
I was rational – not fashionable
Functional – not fun
Today I bought shoes