When the kid at the shoe store doesn’t know what a shoehorn is, you’re old. But, when the shoe store doesn’t carry shoehorns, something’s wrong.
That’s how it was today. I have a hard time finding decent shoes. My feet are sensitive and I would rather spend a lot of money on a shoe that feels good on my feet than I would any other article of clothing.
I found a nice pair of Perry Ellis shoes. They are kind of like a desert boot, but with a smooth finish and a narrower toe. In fact, these could be worn with a suit.
Because of the height around the ankle, it is difficult to get past the heal. So, I went up to the clerk and asked, “Where can I find shoehorns?”
He looked at me as if to ask, “Why would you want a shoehorn? What is a shoehorn anyway?”
“We don’t sell shoehorns,” was his response.
In my brain I was silently playing smartalec as I wanted to respond with, “Wait… didn’t the sign outside say shoe store?”
Those words didn’t leave my mount as I realized this kid is in the generation that walks around with the heal of their shoe smashed down as if the shoes were meant to be worn like flip-flops. He’s probably never worn a Florsheim wingtip in his life, and has never had to deal with a very stiff leather shoe that requires that tool known as a shoehorn to preserve the integrity of the shoe.
It’s time to go on Amazon and see if I can find shoehorns. In the meantime, I’ve got to nearly unlace these things to put them on.
We found a place that serves authentic Mexican food! It’s in Waterloo near the corner of the 5&20 and Route 96. We’ll be back.
I took my canal ride down to where they are building the bridge on Canandaigua Road and back. It was the perfect day for it. Along the bike trail it was quiet and peaceful and very bucolic.
I stopped to capture a picture, and came straight home and painted it. I must admit, this is the first time I’ve painted while dripping in sweat wearing cycling clothes. I’m not 100% pleased with it and might work on it some more, but for 3 hours of work… you can at least tell what it is.