Three days ago, I posted about my And1 slip-on shoes and how I like them. Well, I'm wearing them at work today as a testament to how functional they still can be. And I remembered very suddenly this morning why I stopped wearing these shoes 10 years ago. You see, when I walk on carpet, it feels like I'm walking on Crisco-coated glass. And on linoleum, it sounds like I'm walking on latex.
So I almost fell down when I walked towards my desk at 8:00 this morning because there isn't any traction on my soles. And when I walked through the breakroom to get coffee, it sounded like I had a terribly loud "gas leak."
But there was a reason I wore these today. I'm proving to my wife that I should keep them. And I will not accept that they're unwearable. So no amount of falling down or perceived flatulence could deter me from proving my point. Let my coworkers think I'm a big, farting klutz! I don't care! It's worth it to avoid being wrong again (and they probably already thought that). So I'll keep wearing these ridiculous shoes. And I'll keep standing for what I believe in (as long as I can keep my footing).