Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Taking odd socks to the next level

I don't consider myself to be an absent minded person. Quite the opposite really if you ask me! If you ask my better half you might get a different answer.

Couple of weeks ago I found myself guilty of a serious absent minded error. I wore odd shoes. For pretty much all of the day and without realising what I had done until I was about to head home from work. Oopsy-daisy!

I've always wondered how you could do* that and now I know. It is extremely easy. All you need to do is to try to get a six year old, whose sense of urgency and punctuality is different than yours, out of the house on time in a morning when you've got thousand one one things to do AND have shoes pared up incorrectly in the hall. You pick up the first shoe, put it on, turn around to hurry the said six year old who is doodling on the steps, pick up the other shoe whilst lecturing him on how important it is not to be late and put the shoe in without looking. Voila - very easily done.

What I don't however understand is how I managed to make it all the way to the end of the day before I noticed it. I wish I could say that I was conducting some ethnographic social experiment to see people's reactions to wearing odd shoes but no such luck. Anyway, it wouldn't have been very interesting study as no one even commented on my odd footwear. (Maybe I should have been wearing a boot and a sandal to get some comments.) Everyone was either too polite or didn't notice. I am hoping the latter!

My sisters, especially my shoe loving sister couldn't believe I had done it. Not that I could believe myself that I had done it! There is a silver lining in all this - beyond the amount of laughter others have had because of this - if I ever have to play the game of three truth and a lie this will definitely be one of my truths.

*In Rilla of Ingleside - one of my favourite childhood books has an amusing account of odd shoes but I never thought it could happen in real life


Hannanen said...

en kyllä vieläkään usko sinuu.. :D

The Lindseys said...

Oon sen jalkeen huolellisesti tarkistanut jalkani joka aamu varmuduuden vuoksi :)