I have dress shoes and running shoes and Vans and hiking boots that I’ve had for years and years and years … all of which are, for the most part, in acceptable, if not good, condition.
And then there are my slippers.
My morning commute consists of sliding my feet into them and walking to the office next to my bedroom. And once I arrive at work, I wear these slippers around the house all day long, day in, day out.
So my leaving-the-house footwear is demonstrating tremendous longevity, and my 10-year-old car has only 56,000 miles on it, but my slippers? My slippers have clearly reached the end of the line.
I came to grips with this fact about a month ago, and finally ordered a replacement pair. And my old slippers must have overhead me placing that order, because their rate of decay suddenly accelerated … which was no problem … not until a few days after I placed the order, that is … at which time I received an email notifying me of a “major backorder.”
So now what? Do I wait it out? Do I scour the Internet yet again in search of a vendor who actually has an identical replacement in stock? Or do I *gulp* take a chance on a different model?
Maybe I’ll just wrap some duct tape around these. I’m sure that would get me at least another year out of them.