my worst fear


two women meet outside a store with grim looks on their faces. they both take a deep breath and enter…

5 hours ago..

she was sitting in the classroom, fiddling with her pen looking out of the window when it happened. ‘shoot! i’ll have to go today.’

as the day progressed she realized how many things she had to finish that day. she didn’t want to do it that day, but she realized she would have to. after class she went out to watch a movie and all she could think of was that she would have to face it – her worst fear.

7 hours ago..

as she set out for work, she thought to herself, ‘there is something very sinister about the air today. something’s going to happen. i can feel it.’ all through the day something kept nagging her. she couldn’t put a finger on it yet, but it was there.. something that disturbed her a lot. and then in the evening – it happened. she received a text message. as she read it she sighed. but she knew it was coming. it had been quite some time.

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as they walked in, they saw all the cheery faces. they both thought, ‘little do they know, what they will have to face today.’

a jovial looking boy stopped them and said, “Good evening ma’am! welcome to metro shoes! what can i get for you?” they looked at each other and sighed. “you start here and i’ll start over there” ,said the older lady. and then it all began….

you might think that i am exaggerating – shoe shopping being my worst fear and all – but i am not!! she shopping has always been a tedious task for my mom and me. as it is my feet are long, heavy and pathetically broad. to top that off, i have some sort of condition where my feet are not entirely ‘flat-footed’ nor do they have the normal arc -they are somewhere in between and they look like they are swollen. so its really difficult to find the right pair of footwear for me because they are either too short or too narrow. i do not own a single pair of stilettos because i can never find the right size for me :( and my mom says she isn’t mad to get them custom made for me. almost every pair of footwear i own break in around 15 – 35 days. there have been times when they have lasted for 1 day. whenever we enter any good store and they tell us that their products have guaranteed quality and all that we laugh at them, because no matter how expensive their shoes are or how good their brand name is – they always break! (when i wear them of course) my mom asks me if i take my footwear off and beat them against the wall till he break because it is pretty much impossible to break so many types of shoes in such a short time. the only ones that have lasted are my floaters, which i bought around 4 months ago and we are keeping our fingers crossed for it. so today when i realized i needed footwear – again i was tired by just remembering the last time we went shoe shopping. after hunting for around two hours we finally narrowed it down to 3 pairs of footwear after judging them by sole, straps, toe space, heel area, comfort etc. so this article is for those people who either have to shop in the men’s footwear section and wear only sports shoes or have to seriously consider walking barefoot. (i am assuming/hoping that there are other people like that) and for people who’s feet look like this..

                                                             or this..

                                                                  or even this..

just kidding.. my feet do not look that bad!! :D

 

 

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2 thoughts on “my worst fear

  1. RASHMI, TAKE HOPE, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I TOO KNOW THE SINKING FEELING AT SEEING THAT DREADED SIGN “SHOES”! WITH SIZE ELEVEN, FLAT FOOTED, DOUBLE WIDE FEET, IT IS A VERY GOOD THING I AM NOT FASHION CONSCIOUS…OR MY LIFE REALLY WOULD BE A NIGHTMARE!

    AND YES, I GET MY SHOES, ABOUT ONCE EVERY FOUR YEARS, IN THE MEN’S SECTION! AND YES, THEY ARE SPORT’S SHOES!

    BLESSINGS HON, AND JUST REMEMBER, WE LEAVE BIGGER FOOTPRINTS FOR THOSE THAT FOLLOW US THAN THOSE WITH “TINKERBELL TOES”!

    HUGS SWEETIE!

    MARANTHA

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