Thursday, August 10, 2006
sorry guys
I don't have a post for you. I've been having to do some shoe shopping.

Now, normally, I would capitalize shoe shopping like this: SHOE SHOPPING!! WOOOHOOO!!

But no. I'm sooooo not excited about it. You know why? Because I HAVE to shoe shop. Oh no, I'm not like a shoe whore or anything like that... but if I see a cute pair of shoes, I like to get them as long as they aren't too expensive. But I'm not having fun with this. In fact - I'm kinda PISSY about having to shoe shop. Here's the reason:

My work came out with a new rule today. Dealing with shoes. From now on, the ONLY footwear allowed should be shoes that completely encase the foot. That means, NO flipflops, NO sandals, NO open-toed shoes, and NO open-heeled shoes. They further explained that shoes should be comprised of leather, or other comparable material, and heels must be less than 2 inches high, further explaining that the heel surface MUST consist of at least 1 square inch.

This translates to one ugly muthafuckin' shoe.


Also - the soles must be hard, so there goes my rebellious idea of wearing my tweety bird slippers to work tomorrow. Fuckity.

So please excuse me while I go online to find the world's ugliest shoe. I would go somewhere in town, but 2500+ women have made a run on the local department stores today and bought up all the tolerably ugly shoes. All that's left are the fuglier than thou ones.

But I'm really sorry I don't have a post for you today.
posted by Norman at 7:32 PM | Permalink |


  • At Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:48:00 PM, Blogger Livey

    I dare ya to wear the tweety bird slippers! Hahaha love ya Norm!

  • At Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:54:00 PM, Blogger Kim

    WTF? What kind of rule is that in 2006? Has anyone who makes the rules around there been shoe shopping lately? They don't make those shoes anymore unless they are stilletos (sp?). How dumb. However, I am looking for the same shoes just so I can look professional in my new job. I am having a hard time finding professional looking clothes for a reasonable price.

    I think that rule is dumb.

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 1:33:00 AM, Blogger Aric Blue

    I'd tell you about some of my ladies-shoes selling days, but I'm still in therapy trying to deal with it.

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 4:27:00 AM, Blogger BluJewel

    Oh hell to tha naw! They couldn't do that to me, nope, no siree bob! That's just plain hateful. I couldn't even imagine HAVING to wear such a stringent shoe, my foot would rebel; just plain rebel I tell you. Big hug to you though for what you're going through

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 6:13:00 AM, Blogger Wide Lawns Subservient Worker

    Yuck! They want you to wear grandma shoes - old clunkers with big rounded toes and that useless fat, short square heel. I think you should ask some nuns where they shop and Ill bet youll find what you need. Luckily here at Wide Lawns we can pretty much wear whatever we want as long as its somewhat cute and stylish. They care more about that than practicality. Our rule says that we cant have chipped nail polish, although a pair of 4 inch heeled, open toed Manolo stilettos is totally acceptable.

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 7:00:00 AM, Blogger TBG

    Oh I am so sorry for you! that is just horrible!

    I hope you find some decent looking shoes! Good Luck!

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 7:31:00 AM, Anonymous Ronda

    What the? That is just all kinds of WRONG!

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 8:36:00 AM, Blogger Spicy Cracker

    I've been there Norm and it's not fun. Once I found them I bought 3 pair because I know me and my luck and I wouldn't find them again for a long long time.

    BTW you doing the Pampered Chef thing yet? I'm neededing a few things.

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 9:12:00 AM, Blogger Michael

    Hopefully we'll get pictures of the ugly shoes when you buy them.

    Take Care

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 9:45:00 AM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    Yeah, give us a pic of you wearing the shoe. And nothing else.

    I remember when I worked at a place where the dress code included wearing a bra for the ladies. A couple of guys volunteered to check all the girls. What helpful bees.

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 11:47:00 AM, Blogger Greg the Surly

    You could go out and buy the thigh-high stripper boots. I believe they even have a non-spiked heel version for the less coordinated dancer. I would love to see the looks on their faces if someone showed up in those.

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 12:10:00 PM, Blogger mckay

    dang, what communist company do you work for??


  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 5:15:00 PM, Blogger Snooze

    My shoe wardrobe would be perfect for your workplace, but that's because I tend to wear boots year round.

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 7:01:00 PM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    You KNOW it's just ONE person who ruined it for the rest of you, don't you? Some schmuck who showed up in flip flops.

  • At Friday, August 11, 2006 7:27:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Livey - I brought the tweety bird slippers to work, but the Shoe Gestapo made me put them back in my car.

    Kim - You and about 2500 other women think the rule is dumb!! And also most of the men think it's dumb because now they have to sit around hearing all the women crying about their beloved shoes.

    Aric - you were an Al Bundy!!??

    BluJewel - If I could have staged an uprising at work, I would've. But no one else had the nerve to rise up against the tyranny with me.

    Wide Lawns - That's it. I'm coming to work with you. Will they supply the Manolo stilettos as part of the "uniform"?

    TBG - HELP ME LOOK!! I need size 7!!

    Ronda - yeah it is!! I couldn't have put that better!

    Spicy - Where did you buy those shoes?! OH!! And YEAH! I signed my Pampered Chef consultant agreement TODAY!! What a coincidence! Were you truly serious about hostessing a catalog show? If so, I'll get my kit in about 10 days, and I'll get ya set up. If not - wait until I get my PC website address, and you can order from there!!

    Michael - Oh yeah. I'll have to photograph the uglies and show them around. So very very pitiful.

    FM - Our dress code actually says that says underarm hair SHOULD NOT be visible....ever. I swear to GOD I'm not making that up. For reals. Pinky swear. It really says that.

    Greg - OMG!! I'm totally going to do that!! I'll take pics when I do it. And you know what - I prolly won't get in trouble for it either, because those people out there EXPECT me to pull wacky shit like that. I'd totally get away with it!! BONUS!

    McKay - Um... this is really going to sound funny, but the communist company I work for is the US Government.... LOLLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

    Snooze - I wore my chunky soled boot shoes today, and I almost got sent home because (a) I tried to wear my tweety bird slippers first and (b) my chunky heels were 2 1/4" high. Much to much over the 2" heel requirement!! (SHOCK!! GASP!!)

    FM - actually - it was FOUR people that had the nerve to fall down over the past 5 years. And 3 of the people who fell down were men (not wearing high heels either) and the one woman skidded in the bathroom. She fell down, so all the women have to change their footwear. Make a whole lotta sense... huh?


  • At Monday, August 21, 2006 10:25:00 AM, Blogger Dari

    I guess the next rule will be about what type of food you can eat on your lunch break.....that is unfair

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