Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Ground beneath my Feet

So you get dressed for work, and you put on your nice, slight mirror-worked sandals that go perfectly with white pants and a maroon shirt. And you step out feeling professional, feminine and oh-so-ready for the day.

Then you leave your seat in a hurry. Right foot steps on left foot and snap, there goes the strap on your left shoe.

So then you are hobbling around barefoot. Hoping people will just think you like the feel of solid ground beneath your feet. (Though regular readers of my blog will know better - see point 3 of that post.) Or that you are giving up the world and all material possessions. But when you need to discuss the first issue of a luxury magazine barefoot, no one will quite jump to that conclusion. And then you remember that you have safety-pins. Yay. And then you play cobbler and try to make ends meet. And then do. And you take your first confident step forward and it disintegrates. And to add injury to insult, the safety-pin pokes into your toe.

Sighhh...and it's just the first day of the week...

7 comments:

eve's lungs said...

That's the reasom why I always wear sensible shoes to work

Hey nice to see you back:)

Thinking Cramps said...

Yeah, I think nothing but hawai chappals from Bata should be it from now. Or at least sandals that have a back-up strap!

Good to be back...

dipali said...

Poor feet. I'm also paranoid about not being barefoot in most places:)

sbora said...

hey welcome back!!!
Hope Dubai's treating you well.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a tale of pity! || Of sandaled feet so pretty || When malfunctioning pins || Make you pay for your sins || May your week pass off in a jiffy!

Love and hugs:-) Aunty G

OrangeJammies said...

I know that feeling!!! I had a barefoot-on-the-road episode last monsoon and it got me to write my longest post to date! Aaaargh! If it wasn't so funny the way you penned it, it would be seriously disastrous. :0)
Hugs!

Thinking Cramps said...

Dipali: Shall we start a club?

Sbora: Hello. Yes, Dubai is treating me quite alright. Just keeping me rather busy too.

Aunty G: Heh heh. That was cute. Now how about some limericks on your blog page?

OJ: Oh that almost happened to me too!