I Love a Good Sale

It is my fervent belief that, no matter how dire your circumstances, you should always buy the highest quality shoes you can afford. Let’s face it, you only get one set of feet and, in order for them to last a lifetime, they need to be taken care of very well. That’s difficult to do these days, when the chances of finding a shoe made in Italy, Brazil or Spain can be painfully hard to come by. Resist the “buy one – get one” offers! That can never end well.

I’m a big fan of Børn shoes. They’re comfortable, they look great, and my tootsies aren’t completely worn out by the end of the day. When there’s a 20% off sale on Børn, you’ll find me there! But oh, how this hand-written sign ruins it for me. What is that errant mark up there to the right of the “n” in Born? Was the sales person going to write “Born’s”? (shudder)

And please, if you’re going to misspell sandals as sandels and then just flick in an apostrophe like a booger — I implore you — please don’t underline it — twice.



Filed under apostrophe, spelling

4 responses to “I Love a Good Sale

  1. Kathryn

    Surely good sandals are made, not born?


    Personally, I’m addicted to SAS shoes–meaning both pairs of shoes, and the one pair of sandals I own, are all SAS. I’ve never quite understood the “you can’t have too many shoes” mantra.

    • I laughed so hard I got a nosebleed. That usually doesn’t happen in this level of humidity!

      I don’t know SAS shoes, but I will have to look. I know people who swear by Dansko clogs; personally, I think they’re the most uncomfortable things in the world.

      To each his own!

  2. Matt

    The line – just flick in an apostrophe like a booger – made me laugh out loud.

    Great post.

    Note: It’s a little stressful leaving a comment and hoping I don’t have a typo. 🙂

    • Please don’t stress! I love comments and won’t give you a hard time…because sometime people find errors in my posts! It’s karma.

      P.S. It gave me great pleasure to write that simile — not exactly what my 10th grade English teacher had in mind, but it fit!

      Have a good day.

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