A couple of days ago ShoesieQ found herself trying to persuade a large group of professional business types (mainly of the male variety) that, for many women, shoes really do have the ability not just to transform how they look, but to actually CHANGE THEIR LIVES!
Now, dear reader, these were a very polite bunch so they didn’t actually snigger out loud. But ShoesieQ got the very distinct impression that these people were after cold hard facts. So here’s what she came up with to make her case:
Exhibit A: Scullery maid to Princess
Once upon a time, in a land far far away there lived a beautiful girl, with two very unpleasant and unattractive step sisters who bullied her mercilessly and treated her as a general skivvy. Unfortunately this being before the days of Childline, the beautiful girl thought that she would have to just put up with it. But then, hey presto, she gets herself a sexy pair of glass heels, a handsome prince turns up and Cinderella lives happily ever after.
Exhibit B: Schoolgirl trapped half way around the world
Then there was young Dorothy from Kansas who found herself stranded in Oz with her dog. She pops on a pair of ruby slippers, clicks her heels three times and manages to get herself home with no need for tiresome 18 hour flights cooped up in economy or indeed quarantine for little Toto.
Exhibit C: Old woman in desparate need of contraceptive advice
Then there’s evidence from a more unlikely source, namely the old lady who lived in a shoe. You know the one – she had so many children that she didn’t know what to do. Unfortunately in this sad case the horse had already bolted so it was clearly too late for the pill, or indeed adoption to sort out the root cause of her woes.
But at least she had somewhere to live, thanks to the power of shoes!
Ok ok, perhaps there’s the odd reader who somehow thinks that the use of fairy stories isn’t really going to cut the mustard as conclusive proof that shoes can transform your life. Which brings us to:
Exhibit 4: ShoesieQ herself!
Well ShoesieQ may sound like a madey-up person but she is most definitely flesh and blood. And her decision to jack in being something in Human Resources very much transformed her existence from corporate dronedom to true happiness and fulfillment.
So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls – proof if proof were needed of the magical ability of shoes to change ones life……..