Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Dreaded Black Boots


With some hesitancy, but some prompting, I have to share this story. I was recently shopping for the perfect black boot. I was at the mall trying some on when my phone rang. It was Danielle, and we had been playing phone tag for a week, so I answered it as I was zipping up a cute pair of boots (the exact ones as the above picture. Cute, right?). As we were talking, I realized that these boots were a bit too tight on my "walking calf" as my sister says, so I tried to unzip, but the zipper got stuck right at the thickest part of my calf. I couldn't go up, I couldn't go down. Since I was talking on the phone, I couldn't really use both hands, so I sat nonchalantly on the bench chatting on the phone. After hanging up, I tried with all of my strength, but that darn zipper was so stuck on the lining. I swear I worked at it for 10 whole minutes before I had to go ask the clerk (quite sheepishly) for help. We were able to slip off the boot from my prickly leg (actually slip is too kind of a word) and then the guy was able to get the zipper down.
Now that is humiliating enough, but the story does not end there...oh no. About a week later, I was at a different mall...though same shoe store, again looking at boots. I tried on a really cute pair and realized I had tried these on before. Want to know when I realized it? Yep, you guessed it. When it got stuck halfway up my blasted walking calf! I had to laugh to myself because of my stupidity.
Needless to say, I decided against getting black boots for this year.

5 comments:

Jane said...

Danny & Suzanne! You have such a beautiful family - and a new little baby! Congrats. I've only been blogging a few months, but found most the Granger-neighborhood this week, I hope you are all wonderful. Way to go on the 1/2-marathon, the idea totally overwhelms me - maybe one day.... Take care!

Jen Giorgis said...

It was so good to hear from you!!! I have really enjoyed this blogging world to keep up with everyone. Thanks for your comments on my blog. feel free to add if to you links if you want. As far as my header goes, I had to design it myself. There are free ones out there, but none that really caught my attention. What is this about you having a new little baby??? I am so out of the loop & hadn't heard. Happy Blogging!!!

Holly said...

That is so funny because I have had the same experience with the black dress boot... I have avoided them until this year and actually found one that FIT MY CALF!!! They are on clearance now for 10.00! Wish you were closer- I would have you try them on! :) I was looking at Ruth's skinny legs in her black boots on Sunday and I was astonished that they were LOOSE over her calf! Not in my life....

Brandy said...

Hi Suz I found you on Amy's page and was so excited. I'm new to this blogging thing too it is such a fun way to keep in touch with everyone. It looks like you are doing great and good for you with the marathon thing I have been running for a while but that just seems crazy to me. I hope we can stay in touch I think of you guys often. See ya.

Ryan and Angie said...

Yo SUZY Q. Its Angie Holmes now Wendel. How are you, I am discovering all sorts of old friends on this blog thing. Your page is adorable and it seems your all doing quite well. The boot story is hilarious. I thought I was the only one who had a embarassing story at a high end dept. store, when my dress pants got stuck in the escalator track while trying to exit at the bottom. I feel your pain. Tell your family hello. xoxo Angie

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