Saturday, February 7
Tried on some boots today. I wear a 42 (12) but occasionally a 41 will fit. Generally shops only carry up to 40, but I found one that had a few 41s.
I can't get my foot inside and I don't want to damage the zipper. "It's too tight" I tell him.
"No. Push your foot in there. It's not too tight once you have it on."
I jam my foot in. "Too tight," I tell him.
"That's impossible" says he. "41 is perfect. They're very comfortable," he insists.
I laugh at him. "Nope. Too tight," as I struggle to get my foot out.
"Oh, this one. This one is very comfortable. 41. Look how beautiful" as he presents me another.
Again, too tight. "No," I wince as I step in front of the mirror.
"But that's impossible," he repeats.
"I have a big foot... generally I wear 42... It's not impossible," I explain. I jam my foot into another he offers.
"But don't you see how comfortable they are! Look how comfortable!"
I smile. "Yes, they look nice, but they are too tight. I would need a 42."
"It's impossible!" he retorts.
Laughing now, I put my size 42 boots back on. Ah, now these boots are made for walkin.