Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

Shopping – Men vs Women

by on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

I had to go buy some clothes today for myself. My wife decided to come along and that is where the trip went from a short one to an hours long marathon. When I man goes shopping for clothes, it is relatively simple. There are two kinds of men. Those who wear suits to work and those who do not. Either way it still is the same principle of shopping for us. We know what size we wear and we go to the store and buy exactly what we need. Pants, shirts, socks and underwear are the basics. The only deviation from that is if we need a suit.

Women on the other hand, have to try on fifty different outfits, along with the accessories and shoes for each one. The buying of a bra can take an hour and a half all by itself. Styles, colors, matching underpants etc… It is enough to drive a sane man completely crazy. Which is why I usually make sure she shops with friends or other female family members rather than me. In and out in thirty minutes or less is my motto and I stick to it.

Women and men should never shop for clothes together, especially when the woman always asks for my opinion and buys the exact opposite of the one I like. What was the point of asking me, if you are only going to get the other one? Note to self. Do NOT tell her when I am going to go buy myself clothes. I am going to the hardware or auto store from now on whenever she asks !

Old Shoeboxes

by on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

This is a habit that I got from my mom. I cannot bear to throw away shoeboxes. I buy a new pair of shoes or boots and toss them in the floor of the closet. So then I have the dilemma of an empty shoebox. I should throw it out but I feel this overwhelming guilt as a little voice in my head – in my mother’s voice – says, “That’s a perfectly good box! Don’t throw that away!”

So I have a collection of empty shoeboxes on the top shelf of my closet. I have not idea what I will ever want to put in them – certainly not my old shoes. But they are perfectly good boxes.

I almost wish the store would just keep the shoeboxes at the store – like they already keep the clothes hangers when you buy new shirts or pants. If they keep the shoebox then storing it or re-using it is on them and not on me. I’d be fine with taking a new pair of shoes home in a plain plastic bag – or better yet, wearing them.