Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Pride comes before a fall - literally

I am so stressed and behind on household activities that I took the morning off today. I got up early and did laundry, and then I went to a clothing sale downtown. On my way to the sale, I cut through a parking lot. One second I was walking between two cars, and the next second I was face down on the ground. I had tripped over a low concrete barrier and hit the dirt with hardly even bracing myself. My left knee and shin took most of the impact. I wasn't bleeding, but I was in shock and bruised and scraped.

I started crying and the parking lot attendant [bless him] came over and lifted me to my feet and checked to see if I was okay. I was hobbling along looking down at my torn stockings and assuring him that I would be fine in a few minutes. And then it hit me.

Forget the stupid knee, forget the scraped shin, I was wearing THE SHOES.

I didn't want to look down, but I did. The left shoe is scuffed up on the toe with some of the leather torn off, the right shoe had a split in the leather near the top of the shoe. It's not repairable. I might be able to camouflage the worst of the damage though.

I can't believe that I have dreamed of owning Fluevogs for twenty years and they lasted all of a week.

But what a sweet week it was.

9 comments:

Freak Magnet said...

Oh no!!! That's just horrible. At that point, I would go home and get back in bed.

CoffeeDog said...

Aw, I'm sorry the shoes were ruined!!

tornwordo said...

Wah, wahhhhh. Easy come easy go, eh?

Snooze said...

FM: I laughed. What else can you do?

CD: What a saga the shoes have been.

Torn: Yes, even I realized how shallow I was being.

Laverne said...

oh my god.

Shallow or not, those were some expensive shoes!

But your reaction sounds just like me; my skin will heal, blood can be wiped up, but shoes? Clothing?

I'm inconsolable when they get wrecked.

I'm glad you didn't break anything.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

The horror! If it was me, I would've had a tantrum before realising I was still in public and opening up a hole in the ground to swallow me up.

I don't suppose you can make a claim for them on your household contents insurance, can you?

Susan as herself said...

Oh my god---that is TERRIBLE. And I don't think it's shallow at all. I would be so upset and angry!!! As somewone who falls A LOT and has the scarred knees and messed up ankles to prove it, I feel your pain. And the shoes are just a permanent sign of that. UGH.

Are you SURE they cannot be fixed? I would take them to a high-quality shoe repair place specializing in European/upscale brands and see...

ChickenStrip said...

OH NOOOOOO!

Snooze said...

Laverne: The cost did make me wince.

IDV: I did start screaming in terror. The parking lot attendant rushed over.

Susan: There's no way they can be fixed to look great again, but I think they can be polished to look okay

chickenstrip: My words exactly