“ Never sign up for a class called BOOT CAMP, it has nothing to do with shoe shopping!” ~ unknown.
The Midweek Word-prompt over on our other site https://weeklyprompts.com is Frugality and this week it was written by GC. He asks what we do when our shoes are in need of a heel or sole replacement. This is my response to the prompt.
When I was a child, my dad mended our shoes; he was also the one who made sure everyone’s shoes were polished to a high shine. “The shine on your shoes tells a lot about you!” I think he was spot on there.
Amongst other things, his legacy to me was to care about the way I dress; he instilled in me that the way I present myself is important. “It’s the first impression people have of us and like it or not, this is the way we are judged.”
I’ve never been a clothes horse, I don’t spend a fortune on clothes, but I care that I’m well turned out.
I own a couple of pairs of sandals, Three or four pairs of what used to be called court shoes, walking boots, wellington boots, snow boots and a couple of pairs of ‘sturdy shoes’ as my mum would have called them, If ever my shoes need mending, I can guarantee that the top side is likely to be scuffed too, so no I don’t take them to the cobblers (shoe repairers).
The UK is big on recycling and most supermarket car parks have charity/recycling bins for just about everything, paper bins, clothes bins, book bins, bottle bins and one for worn out shoes which is usually where mine end up. Failing that, on every high street there are any number of charity shops (goodwill stores?)
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. In response to the midweek word-prompt from Weekly Prompts http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/08/08/word-prompt-frugality