measured by the few

so i ran errands today and decided to look at some new shoes....

these are the shoes i wanted...


but they only had one pair that fit my tiny wide fred flintstone feet - and one of them was the display shoe. you can't tell it from this photo, but the other side of this shoe was gouged and scuffed so i reluctantly put it back and went on to the store across the street where i bought these utilitarian runners;


 um... no i do not run...

unless maybe there is a fire...

even then i'm not sure how fast i could go before i passed out...

the point is, as i was wandering to the check out i found some other stuff i couldn't live without - like a bag of chocolate - and i was trying to perch these things on the shoe box but they kept sliding off so i opened the box and put them inside with the shoes.  job done. nothing fell after that.

of course when i got to the check out i had to then take everything out of the shoe box and place it on the belt...and evidently it looked very suspicious because after the cashier rang up everything else she took the shoes out of the box.  then she shook the box.  after that she unlaced the shoes.  and shook them. and then she put her hand up inside the shoe and felt around. then she pulled the tongue back as far as it would go and looked inside the shoe...

i'm standing there knowing full well that she was just checking to see if i was trying to get anything out of the store without paying for it.

she finally rang up the shoes, tucked them neatly back in the box and sent them to the bagger.  then she looked at me innocently and said; "Oh don't mind me, I was just making sure both of your shoes were the same size."

"that's very nice of you." i said with a knowing voice; "so what size were the both of them?"

fifty shades of red later she had to admit that she didn't know what size they were at all.
that i was "obviously" not attempting to steal anything..
and that next time she would have to be a bit more tactful.

(do you think??)

"you know," i said; "i think that most people in this world are honest - including myself - so how sad is it when we all have to be measured by those few who choose not to be?

by the way, they were both a size 6."














10 comments:

  1. Hehehe as if you would steal chocolate. If you did they would be the fancy stuff that tastes much better :0)

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    1. indeed! and i certainly wouldn't hide it inside a shoe my foot had been in...

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  2. Hey, they look like grown-up sneakers! Are the days of boys' tennis shoes gone? =O And I'm glad they checked the shoes so thoroughly. It stopped them from finding the coffee beans in your underpants...

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    1. hehehe.... and these ARE womens sneakers. =O though i sorely wanted the batman light up shoes, i thought it best not to embarrass my children.

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  3. If she were smart, she would have smelled them to see if she could detect coffee grounds. As for me... I could steal twice as much as you with my size 12 shoes!

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    1. Hehehehe! She may be smarter next time!

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  4. As the kids here say, "Oh SNAP!"

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  5. You couldn't get enough chocolate worth stealing inside of a size 6 sneaker, for pete's sake :)

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    1. very true... and chocolate needs to be grand or it isn't worth the effort.

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