Monday, January 18, 2016

Quite The Pair

We went out for coffee around 11 this morning. We walked through the neighbourhood and spent about an hour in the café. After coffee, we again walked through the neighbourhood stopping at the public market on our way home to get some fresh fruit and vegetables and share hugs with Ana Crespillo (click here if you haven't met). When we got home San Geraldo volunteered to take down the trash and recycling. He had to leave the building and cross the paseo to do so. When he came back upstairs, he told me to take a look at his feet.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?


He said when he put his shoes on this morning, he wondered why one felt different. I suppose I should go back to doing an inspection before he leaves the house. It's not like this is anything new (click here for the memories).

28 comments:

  1. I did this once. I rushed out to a seminar and on arrival in the car park noticed I was wearing odd shoes. No time to turn around and go back, nothing I could do about it. I decided to attend and act like nothing was unusual. Nobody said a word.

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    1. Rachel:
      It must have been difficult rushing out to that seminar in one sneaker and one stiletto.

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  2. Yes! A checklist of attire posted at the door before you leave!!
    This is too funny.
    I am wondering which shoe was more comfortable?

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    1. Jim:
      He did comment that his feet felt different, but I didn't ask if one was more comfortable than the other. It was added to the checklist this morning.

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  3. Haaaa haaaaa! :)
    Must be something about being retired.
    Or, about getting dressed in the dark.
    Because Ken (of Walt & Ken) just recently did the same thing :)

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    1. Judy:
      I have to check out Ken's story. We had a friend who worked with Jerry who regularly did things like this, but his excuse was legitimately that he dressed in the dark so as not to wake his wife. He wasn't very fashion conscious; so all his clothes and shoes were identical in style. Colour was the only variation. Anyway, nothing to do with retirement. All to do with being Jerry.

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  4. A delightful story! I wonder what made him finally notice? At least they are both lace-ups.

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    1. WIlma:
      He just happened to look down at his feet as he climbed the stairs. When I looked at them, I thought that at a glance at least, it wasn't very obvious. But, added to my San Geraldo inspection every morning is now "Check his shoes."

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    1. John:
      Oh, no, does that mean someone is going to start smearing the walls with you-know-what?

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  6. Did that at work one day. One black clog and one navy clog...........fortunately I had a spare pair of shoes in my office.

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    1. Carole:
      It's so funny how common this is. Everyone seems to have a similar story. I've never done it myself, but then I'm perfect.

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  7. Seriously, I KNOW San Geraldo and Carlos are related in some way.
    He would totally do this, except I give him a quick look before he steps outside!

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    1. Bob:
      We have checklists before we leave the house (iPad, keys, phone, camera, did you take your pills, etc.). This morning we added "matching shoes."

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  8. and probably no one noticed outside your casa!

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  9. Socks I've done that with..

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  10. I think in Greece this sort of person entering your house portends great news.

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    1. Spo:
      Wherever I've been, this particular person has been great news.

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  11. Judy is correct. Ken just did this. We were out shopping. Luckily, the fashion police were in another shopping center that day.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I missed that post, so will have to check it out. It's hilarious how many people have similar stories. The worst I've ever done is mismatch my socks (dark brown and medium brown); I simply kept my ankles widely separated...

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  12. For the past month or so, I have intentionally worn mix-matched socks. I think my various shoes are too various for me to be able to do it with shoes. But if I could, I might do it just for the hell of it. "When I'm old I'll wear what I want to."

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    1. Michael:
      You're making a fashion statement. I don't know what Jerry is making.

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  13. It's easy enough to do with trainers. When I did regular morning jogs I'd often find halfway through that they were different. But, no matter what shoes, how many people passing look down at one's feet? Just about no one - though it's true that once you've realised you're always conscious of it.

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    1. Ray:
      The shoes were similar enough that it wasn't glaring. It's not as if he was wearing one brown leather shoe and one purple and yellow trainer. (THAT would concern me.)

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  14. I've been doing that for years. Been wearing odd earrings too.
    I tend to think of it as some kind of fashion statement....a trend oft followed by people of my age......

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    1. Jean:
      I figure if you're making a fashion statement, you can do whatever you want. When you're clueless, it might raise the eyebrows of those near and dear.

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