Saturday, September 08, 2007

Don't Lower Your Standards

Two years ago, I decided I really wanted red shoes. They are harder to find than you think. Most of them are patent leather or childish looking. I wanted something sexy and sophisticated.

I’d like to say that I found a great pair in the first store I looked in, but no such luck. Instead, I looked for red shoes in lots and lots of stores. I also looked at several online sites, but nothing quite suited me. Of course, a few came very close, however, I just couldn’t lower my standards. Knowing how much I wanted them, if I compromised my criteria, I’d be unhappy once I brought them home.

You’ll be happy to know that my diligent efforts and long wait have been rewarded. I found exactly the perfect pair of red shoes. When I saw them in the store, I let out a little sound of joy. I couldn’t wait to try them on, and when I did, I was elated. They fit me exactly right. Just to make sure, I strolled around the store for about 15 minutes before buying them. They are perfect for me.

I brought my gorgeous new red shoes home and put them in their own special shoe cubby in my closet. Sometimes, I just put them on and walk around the house for fun. As I walk the runway between my bedroom and the kitchen, I make my dogs tell me what they think. Of course, having great style themselves, they agree that my red shoes are absolutely spectacular and I wear them well.

Buying the perfect shoes is pretty much the same as finding the right guy. Sometimes you find the perfect man the first time out, and sometimes you have to shop for a very long time and try dozens and dozens on for size. However, it’s important not to lower your standards, because once you get him home, it’s a hard to take a ill-fitting dude back. In fact, it’s much easier to return a pair of shoes that pinch your toes than a guy that get’s on your last nerve.