I have a small obsession with shoes. Most of my friends, thanks to Facebook, are aware of this. So when they see catchy / clever things shoe-related they tend to share with me one way or another.
A girlfriend of mine recently saw some beverage napkins she while out shopping which said “Life is Short. Buy the Shoes.” She said she thought of me and so snapped a pic and posted it to my FB wall. (Aside: have I mentioned that I’ll stick with living in the age of technology over “the good old days” TYVM)
I like this gem of wisdom so much I made set the picture as the wallpaper on my phone.
Today I was explaining this to DH.
Me: Pier 1 has these beverage napkins which say “Life is short Buy the Shoes.”
Him: (with face scrunched up in the most confused look ever) “Buy the Shoes? Huh. What shoes?”
Me: “It’s just a general statement. Any shoes, cute shoes. You know, like ‘life is too short to skip dessert’. It’s not about a particular pair of shoes.”
Him: has look on face that says, ‘OK, but it still doesn’t make any sense/why are you telling me this?’
Me: (thinking it’s a lot less gratifying to share clever / funny things if you have to explain them and even that is met with a blank look.) “You know, I wouldn’t have to explain this to any woman I know. They would understand that it’s a philosophical statement.”
Apparently, according to him, the only time men think about buying shoes is when they are actually in a store trying to buy some because they’ve noticed they need some. Talk about not knowing how to live life to the fullest!