How Far I’ve Fallen
(Twenty-five years ago, in the midst of being “kidnapped” at 1 A.M. by sorority members during pledging)
Fellow “kidnapping victim”, looking at me: Geez, how do you always look so perfect? It’s the middle of the night, we just got dumped out of bed, and you’ve got every hair in place, and you look gorgeous.
(Yesterday, in the parking lot, after spending an hour getting ready to go to the hospital to visit my mother-in-law:)
Dimples, my daughter: Mom, why do you have two different shoes on?
Posted on July 27, 2012, in Aging, Dimples, Fashion, Humor, Memory Loss, Parenting, Shoes and tagged aging, fashion, humor, life, random, shoes. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.
LOL… I once went to church with two different shoes on.. sigh.. I know how you feel! 🙂
It’ a nice little psychological experiment – to see how many people say anything!
Lana is my new heroine. We can quote her every time we do a mismatch. Does that work when we mismatch the buttons on a blouse?
I think that, as long as animal print is somehow involved, Lana is good with it.
I have done it, too! Especially with like black flip flops- I have so many variations and they all look the same in a dark closet. Glad Dimples is there to straighten you out. 🙂
Embarrassingly, they were two polar opposites – one was silver with a fat sole and big silver bow, and the other was a simple, skinny black one. I thought there was only one pair under my desk, and slipped them on while I was typing.
1. I have run an induction at a 5 Star hotel with different shoes on
2. Lana seems to be sprouting ears?
3. God bless daughters!
Dimples and I switched our left flip-flops with each other after that, so she could be mis-matched, too.
I guess different shoes is all the rage now.
I’m sure I have started a trend – well, okay, maybe Lana did. But not in the 40 and over set.
I think whenever someone notices you’ve committed a fashion faux pas, you should laugh condescendingly and tell them it’s so cute that they read out of date tashion mags.
Or just tell them you’re comfortable. Hey, it works for me…
I like your first suggestion. I will remember that from now on. Of course, if I can’t remember to check my shoes before I leave the house, I will probably not remember that wonderful response, either.
My how times change. At least it was an accident (I assume) and you didn’t spend 20 minutes trying to decide between black and blue shoes and end up with a mismatched pair. That would be sad.
No, it was sadder. Not even close to the same answer. See my response to Emily above, if you would like to know how ridiculous it was.
Your feet couldn’t made a compromise. The right wanted one flip flop and the left wanted another.
After 42 years, it’s quite possible that they got sick of always having to agree with each other.
I nearly went to church with no shoes at all last Sunday. Been there.
Well, I think you are quite in style with those flip flops. Around here the girls wear two different socks so seems to me if that is the style then your flip flops are too. Hugs