I started with Lowe’s and picked up a few items on my list, but needed some assistance with something, and could not find anyone to help me. I had to trek to the “Project Desk” to ask for someone to come help me in power tools. And yes, trek. During this journey I noticed something did not quite feel right with my shoe. I looked down and the clogs that I was wearing were disintegrating. Right then. Every step I took left a little bit of foam on the floor. What the..? I am now worried that I will not be able to walk to the register, pay for my things, and get to my car before I am barefoot in the parking lot. I limped out to my car, trying to avoid the puddles and am pissed off because I still had more errands to run. Now, in addition to errands, oh my gosh, I actually have to go shop, at the outlet center to find a pair of shoes. Great.
Now, I am a flip flops in the summer and clogs in the winter kind of gal, with an occasional cowboy or workboot thrown into the mix. You would think that a pair of brown clogs in my size would be pretty easy to find. It was not. And I am stubborn. I refused to buy a pair of shoes that I would not wear again. So, here I am limping from store to store, losing a little bit of my shoe as I go. And then it got windy. And dark. And I was cold. I had no jacket. This is just ridiculous. The football game is over. People are out. They see me. I have no shoes. I still have other errands to run. Okay, maybe I’ll buy something a little dressier than a clog. By this time, I’m not so stubborn. I wear my new uncomfortable shoes out of the store. I go buy a sweater that I only momentarily need. Am I armed with any coupons? Am I able to take advantage of Black Friday discounts? I am not. Are my new purchases fabulous? They are not. Fabulous Friday? Well, not really.
I am thankful I have two legs that were able to schlep me around and that my purchases, though full price, did not bankrupt me. But still, I hope your Friday was more fabulous than mine.