This really isn't something I shouldn't admit, but has been a little embaressing this week.
When I was let go by the shoe company I worked for years ago, I continued to have my discount for several months. The last month the discount was available Dave and I bought 8 pairs of shoes between us. One of them each being a pair of running shoes to use as sneaker.
Side note: here in Ohio no one says sneakers. We use the word tennis shoes to imply sneakers.
Being that it's been 2-1/2 years since I departed the company, our shoes were starting to break down. Dave's had developed holes on the top and both of them had absolutely no tread left. So, this weekend we bought new sneakers to replace the old ones. I <3 my new shoes and I have worn them every day this week (I also <3 having a job where I can wear jeans and tennis shoes). But, now that they have tread on them, I have tripped all up and down the hallway at work. I tripped two times going from the front door to my desk just this morning.
Until I hit the deck, though, I just kinda shrug, smile, and say "new shoes!"
Another side note: Treaster, send me an e-mail, please. I need your e-mail address.