Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table. (aspiring2live) wrote,
Geek at the cool table, cool at the geek table.

Dernit! I got my Birks today, but they were too small!

Through my insurance I can get a pair of custom-fitted Birkenstock shoes for work free each year. This is my first pair and they finally arrived today.

However, in the Doctor's office it was "maybe slightly snug" or "maybe cavernously large" so it looked like the former was the better choice. Um, no, it wasn't. After 12 minutes, a half a can of axle grease, and a shoe horn, I got 'em on. They looked good on my feet, for girl shoes (I always call clogs girl shoes), and I could tell that the support was awesome and comfortable. But they were SO tight, I nearly lost consciousness. They're leather, they would probably stretch somewhat over time, but only if I paid someone else to wear them while they were stretching. So, I gotta take 'em back and have them reordered. Sigh, another couple of months to wait for total foot comfort.

I used to work with a guy that wore the plastic Birkenstock clogs (mostly used in hospitals because they can be autoclaved to sterilize them) and I always picked on him about wearing girl shoes. I called him "Sweet Feet," so, this will likely be my name when I finally do wear them to work. He doesn't work there anymore, but others will remember, I'm sure. Right now, I'm frequently called Bruce Almighty, especially when doing charge. There's probably some sarcasm hidden there somewhere.
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