The Philosophy of Footwear

16 Oct

ImageThis may surprise those of you who know her, but ShoesieQ’s been having a bit of a philosophical time of late. Though to be honest she’s not been spending every waking hour pondering what some may consider the great questions of our time. No, ShoesieQ plans to leave issues such as  “What is Dark Matter”, the existence of the Higgs Boson particle and who on earth writes Bruce Forsythe’s (so-called) jokes to the likes of Professors Hawking, Cox and those eminent sages off of Heat magazine.

No, the matter that ShoesieQ’s had on her mind over the last month or so started off as one of those funny little discussions that she has in her shop and just seemed to take a life of its own.

 Namely the myriad ways in which shoes are like men.

 Yes, she know, it sounds mad. Especially bearing in mind that most men are famed for not having a clue about footwear whatsoever. Though to be fair, the poor souls are to be pitied. As quite apart from anything it is a well know fact that the ability to accessorise is what sets us apart from animals. And seemingly those humans ‘blessed’ with a Y chromosome.

 Anyway, ShoesieQ has come up with her very own Top 10 reasons why shoes are like men, and will be sharing 1 a day with you for the next week or so.

 Why shoes are like men No. 1

The ones we fall madly in love with almost invariably cause us the most pain

Mind you, the first one does annoy ShoesieQ if truth be told. As ShoesieQ is very much of the feminist persuasion. Not to mention the purveyor of footwear that is both comfortable and gorgeous. And perhaps she was thinking of her youth when she came up with this little gem. Cos she’s pretty fond of her main squeeze, the delicious and delightful Dr Swain, who hasn’t caused her a moment’s pain in the (gulp) 8 years that she’s known him.

So whilst this little hypothesis met with the agreement of 79% of the 978 women polled in ShoesieQ’s shop*, it doesn’t exactly sit comfortably with ShoesieQ’s philosophy on life – or indeed of how she makes a living.

 But then she remembered that, according to a recent British survey, the percentage of women who regret having thrown away a pair of shoes is a staggering 96%. Amazing, eh? Especially when once considers the response to the next question in said survey, namely the percentage of women who regret having dumped a boyfriend. Which was a rather measly 15%.

And that cheered her up no end 🙂

*this may be a madey-up fact

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4 Responses to “The Philosophy of Footwear”

  1. Dr Swain October 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Oi! What about the time I trod on your toe. Doesn’t that count?
    Dr Swain

    • ShoesieQ October 17, 2013 at 9:04 am #

      Ha – I’d forgotten about that!!So it IS true – the ones you love really DO cause you the most suffering! 😉

  2. Tony Lazarus October 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    I’m saying nowt (*shuffles away looking slightly embarrassed*)

    • ShoesieQ October 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      Tony – am sure none of that applies to you in any way shape or form!!xxx

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