Tuesday, July 03, 2007

hallelujah!

the stinky sandal saga continues...

Today I had time to try on the sandals I liked in that shoe store, the one where the guy told me those shoes wouldn't suit my purposes. Well, none of them felt right. So I went to the shoe boutique and tried on shoe after shoe after shoe, mostly Naots, even though my current (smelly) sandals are Naots. They're just so comfortable, and I like the styles. Anyways, none of them are really grabbing me although a few feel nice and look ok or look nice and feel ok. I'm just about to come to a decision, because I'm so sick of smelly sandals when the clerk mentions that with Naot, you can buy separate insoles to replace them. Eureka!

So as of Thursday, I will no longer be known as Stinky Shoe Sin.

(And, I must say, my traffic has gone up since I last wrote about smelly sandals... people keep coming in droves looking for information about washing leather sandals and stinky sandals and smelly shoes... there's clearly a market niche just waiting to be filled... maybe [lowers voice] shoe freshener needs to be brought out of the closet?)

And because it's been so long since the grammar grump made an appearance, I offer the following:

very expensive berries
HooWEE! Them's some 'spensive berries!

strange dress code

A few things I find strange: "Strictly enforced at management's discretion"? Which one is it? Strictly enforced or dependent on the management's discretion?

And of course, the specific items they have chosen to ban from the establishment. Ooh, sideways hats, gotta watch out for those... those are the REAL badasses! And are towels the new gang labels or something? I wanted to investigate these items in more detail, but no time... I'll leave it to you.

16 comments:

Christine said...

i gotta be careful not to show up in any "thug wear!"

dawg

slouching mom said...

I'm confused about Apartment 58. Why the specificity?

Nancy said...

I don't get when they say "hats -- backward or forward only" but then say they are not permitted. Huh?

NotSoSage said...

That's really disturbing. It's pretty clear who they're trying to keep out and that sort of bothers me.

Who's got their protractor out to make sure your hat is on straight. That is so bunk.

Karen said...

yeah, I agree with Sage completely and also it's "pub and grub" right there at the top - do pub and grub type places typically have a dress code?

Kyla said...

No headbands? Seriously? *lol* Those rules confuse me!

Glad your sandals will no longer be stinky! :)

banana said...

does that say thug wear??? or am i missing something?
its so wonderfully contradictory...i mean, hats backwards and forwards only is followed immediately by no hats at any time??? no wonder management has to use discretion (no exceptions)...

Beck said...

No undershirts! But then how will my husband's grandfather attend?

mamatulip said...

What's going on in Apartment 58? Dang!

kgirl said...

how 'bout milk stains? they ok? or is that too thug?

Bon said...

i heart you. i love grammar police. we could be superheroes together, wearing capes, ridding the world of bizarre and nonsensical turns of phrase.

wearing naots with special insoles, oh yeh.

Mad Hatter said...

what size are your feet? All my shoes are NAOTs b/c I can put the orthos in them. This means that I have no use for the insoles. If'n you are a 39 or 40, I may have some spare, unused NAOT insoles for you.

Denguy said...

I have a raspberry patch in my garden and, at those prices, I could get rich!

Edgar said...

They should make people undress at the door, then put them a red robe, shave their heads, stamp a serial number in the back of their necks and kick them inside with a heartfelt "enjoy!".

Who wants to be admited in that dump anyway.

Aliki2006 said...

Wow. That second one sounds like the ridiculous student dress code policy at the college where I teach.

jen said...

i mean, what if it's really sunny and you have no hair? if i was a hat, i'd feel discriminated against. i might start a picket line or something.