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The secret of my success

It's my last day at work in 2005, since I've taken the day off tomorrow, and boy! does it pass slowly. There's hardly anyone in, and I'd finished most of my tasks by 11am already; so now I'm just kicking my heels willing the clock to speed up...so far, without success.

And yet, what pretty heels they are! There may hardly be anyone in, but those that are, male and female alike, have all been made to squee over my purple boots, worn to the office for the very first time today. They'd brought it on themselves: I showed them a picture two weeks ago, but would they let it go at that? Every day I've had to hear 'No purple boots today, then?', so I took my chance and made sure everyone -and I mean everyone- got to see them and praise them to the skies.

Which reminds me: did I ever tell you how I avoid getting blisters and other equally unpleasant aches from breaking in new shoes? Petroleum jelly. Rub some on your feet and you'll be able to keep going all day. And, do you know that awful burning sensation on the balls of your feet when you're wearing certain kinds of heels for any length of time? Get yourself some 'Party Feet'. Seriously. They're gel cushions that you can wash and re-use, and obtain from any chemist or supermarket like Boots or Sainsburys. Honestly, I swear by these two items. I'd be quite upset if I ever had to make do without...though make do, I would. There's no way I'd ever give up my shoe shopping! ;-)

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deborahw37
Dec. 29th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
oh thanks for the vaseline tip, I'm breaking in a pair of purple boots myself at the moment ( Caterpillars to wear with jeans) and would like to avoid the ouchies.

And those gel cushions are a great idea, thet really work!
gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
oh thanks for the vaseline tip

My pleasure! Just dab a bit on those parts that suffer from the friction of new shoes/boots the most; and if you can't go barefoot then protect the leather by donning tights or pop socks, and you should be alright.
bogwitch
Dec. 29th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
I have Party Feet, ever since my interview boots gave me a lethal blister.

I sent myself home 15 mins early today. Whoo!
gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
I sent myself home 15 mins early today. Whoo!

I wish I'd had the balls to as well...it was dead in there the last half hour!
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