In the interest of full disclosure, I love my friends. I really do. They are funny, down-to-earth, warm, loving, caring, and loyal women. They just have some strange addictions.
As one of my best friends, Janna, says, “It’s all about the shoes.” This from a woman who owns enough shoes to shod a small country. She’s beautiful and a total fashionista. She always looks like a million bucks and, I learned recently won’t touch a pair of flip flops!
My other bestie, Ginah, says it’s all about the purses. She’s a Coach collector — literally. She has a couple of hundred Coach collectible purses, as well as the 20 or so she actually uses. Ginah is beautiful, too, but no clothes horse. She’s a Hawaiian Island girl and, like me, she lives for jeans and comfy shirts. And, she loves her flip flops.
The three of us worked together in CA for years and though we’ve gone our separate ways from the job that brought us together, we’ve stayed close and are planning a trip to San Diego together in June.
Recently the Coach freak posted a photo of a pair of Coach shoes (who knew?) on Facebook and asked Janna if she wanted them. Apparently, Ms. Coach has some sort of frequent-buyer discount. (Notice that she didn’t offer them to me.) Ms. Shoes, or as she rather be known, Ms. Louboutin, replied sniffily that she already had that particular pair. I chimed in that you wouldn’t catch me dead them because while they were cute they had freaking sky-high heels!! I’ve broken or sprained my right ankle six times, so of course I want to wear 6″ heels. I’m over 60 and have earned my flip flops and low heeled shoes.
My comment started a snappy word war — mostly Janna picking on me because wouldn’t tell her my shoe size so she could bring a pair of “decent” shoes to San Diego for me. Ginah agreed with me about the shoes but thought instead I should get one of the new Coach purses. Like I’ve got $400+ to spend on a designer purse that I could carry, let’s see, where? The library, the grocery store and the vet??
I think I finally got the last word in the discussion, though. I found and posted the following, which while it doesn’t feature any purses, does feature some mighty ridiculous shoes. I haven’t heard back from either Ginah or Janna. I will be wearing flats and possibly flip flops in San Diego. Ok, maybe a nice pair of sandals.
By the way, I stand corrected. It is Christian Louboutin shoes and Coach bags, not purses. I am apparently seriously out of touch.