You know you work from home when ...

You know you work from home when …

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.

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  1. Posted April 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    OMG ~ Finally ~ Someone who understands my plight about a GOOD pair of slippers. It never fails, every Christmas, someone will buy a new pair to replace my olf, and very used ones that fit the way i like, and mold to my foot. And every year, the news ones just do not cut it!

    Sadly they discontinued my DearFoams style I love. So I am stuck wearing new ones that just do not fit right. *sigh*

  2. Posted April 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Duct tape solves all the world’s problems!!! Ask my husband, he even has a duct tape wallet!

  3. Posted April 1, 2009 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    People just don’t understand the trials and tribulations those of us who work from home go through. They just think we sit around eating bon bons and reading blogs. NO! we have to worry about our old ratty comfortable clothes and shoes wearing out.

  4. Posted April 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Wow! You’re making me think my falling apart Birkenstocks (aka my indoor shoes) could make it another couple of years. Too funny! Good luck with finding a replacement.

  5. Posted April 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I once had the ridiculous notion that I could replace my favorite pair of Teva flip-flops with a $4.99 pair from Target….TERRIBLE idea. One sprained ankle, some cuts and scrapes, and a very bruised tailbone later, they met their demise at the bottom of some stone steps in Eastern Europe. (Along with my dignity and affinity for Target-brand footwear.) So yes, I think you should absolutely wait for a replacement pair. The last thing you wanna do is blog about how you took a dive down the steps in your bathrobe and fuzzy slippers.

  6. Posted April 2, 2009 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    I love my Ugg Slippers I think they make mens …they call them MUggs!

  7. Milissa
    Posted April 2, 2009 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Wait, Wonder Woman actually procreated with a man whose feet did THAT to a pair of slippers?!

  8. Posted April 2, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    The duct tape is a brilliant plan!

    And dang, all of your pictures are great.. even ratty old slippers look good!

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