Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Curse of the Credit Slip

I'd bought a pair of peep-toe wedgies in a shoe store on 57th Street back in June. I wore them around the office the next morning and my toes kept sliding through the peep, so I returned them to the shoe store. Only instead of giving me my money back or crediting my charge, they presented, to my horror, the dreaded Store Credit.

When a store gives you Store Credit, it's a guarantee that you will not see anything you remotely like in that store for the next year. (See also: Gift Certificate.)

For the past two months, I haven't seen anything I like in that store except for sneakers, and I don't need more sneakers. I need office-worthy shoes, which I've seen in droves in dozens of other shoe stores. But I don't buy them there because I feel guilty spending money on shoes when I have a credit slip I could be using instead.

The only way to break this impasse is to give in and buy another pair of sneakers, whether I want to or not. Perhaps this is a sign from God that I am meant to embrace the Sneaker Lifestyle.

Find some sneakers in a really cool and different print. I have a Keds-type pair with tiny blue flowers like forget-me-nots all over them. Have had them for a couple of decade'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
(fell asleep)
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