Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Getting To The Sizzle!

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My Husband God Bless Him! But............

He really needs to learn to listen to every word I say and to not cringe running to that place in his mind which tells him "this is a ridiculous price to pay". In fact that place in his mind should be telling him to listen to his wife.

First off we are not foolish in the way we spend our money. So when we do find something that works, looks good and is quality made, we can splurge in those situations. But is it a splurge when the item in question is a neccesity and is appropriate for fulfilling the need for the item in the first place? That is a whole other topic isn't it?

In this instant it was finding a great casual to dressier shoe. One which would work with a few looks for different functions and events we go to. Do you think I want to strangle this man I love dearly when he tries to pull it is too expensive? Yeah I do!  There we are one of those couples shopping together being snippy, exchanging glances and getting into a mexican stand off. Oh you can imagine - I know you can -we have all seen them.

Every couple has their thing and this couple, well I think it is my hubby's problem but when it comes to shoes I need to hooked up to a moveable IV unit which feeds me lovely champagne from fine bottles attached to the unit. Because I really need to be in that happy state we get in when we drink champagne while shopping with my hubby for shoes.

Infuriating is putting it mildly.

I don't know why he gets so picky picky picky picky when it comes to shoes. I have fustrating tale after tale of finding a really great pair and him walking away.

It is so bad. You have no idea the hundreds of time he wouldn't open his wallet to buy the really great shoe. So very bad because it leaves him without proper shoes from time to time. And we all know how bad that is. It is almost as bad as being dull. Don't you think?

On a recent trip to Vancouver we went to one of our favourite boutiques Eugene Choo.

In my opinion it holds its own as world class store.  Finding a great store with great clothing for men is a real challenge and a rare species. We count on Eugene Choo to spruce up and spiffafy my husband. Eugene Choo has never failed us.

On this last visit well did we not find the greatest boot for my hubby. We both loved them. The Rokin Damien Chukka Boot in Black. What a boot! The design, the craftmenship, the touches to the soul of the boot, the fit, the comfort.  It was all love! And And And, they were on SALE!!!!!!!!

And And And still my husband was pulling his "these are too expensive"

I mean I was about to open my webbrowser on my phone and look for a divorce lawyer in Montreal for when we got back!

Now with these boots and for these boots, I put my foot down. He was buying these boots! And he did buy these boots!

Fast forward to a great seat sale giving us the chance to take a fun mid week getaway. Being dressed really well when one flies is a very important thing for a person to do. I am adamant about that. When one is going to fly it is not a time for lazy sloppy attire.

I was so excited when my hubby choose to wear his really great Rokin Damien Chukka Boots! He walks with a springier bounce. He seems carefree when he wears them and I really really really like it when he has a carefree air about him. It can definately get things cooking:)

Well, now back to our get away. We get to the airport and everything is moving along all dandy like until we go through security. Oh no! We do the perfunctory. Off with our jackets, jewelry, belts and of course shoes and boots. Step through the metal detector no beeps, very good. We stand over next to the belt to wait for our items to be scrutinized. And then it happen!

"Are these your boots sir?" the security guard asked my husband. I thought "oh great, I am never going to hear the end of this" "The boots are going to pose some kind of trouble and will delay us getting to the gate on time." Which is another irrational quirk my hubby has. He thinks we have to be at the gate 2 hours ahead of time. That is his definition of ontime.

Well my husband said "yes they are my boots" And we waited. We waited to see what the problem was.    We waited trying to not look nervous and guilty of god knows what because these situations and line of questioning can do that to you.

We watched as the security guard was looking at them inspecting them. It was really hard to gauge what the problem was with these really great boots.

Then the security guard said "This is a superb boot, I have a pair just like them" "You have great taste Sir" "I will tell you though take the shoe to the cobbler and get a couple of heel nails in the heel right there" "I had a little trouble and I had to have that done, so this may save you a little trouble, Have a great trip"

Well well well well, what I thought was going come a feather in my husband's cap for buying those really expensive but really great shoes turned into some friendly banter going through the dreaded airport security and a tip for smart preventative care for a pair of boots that did cost a fair price even on sale but that do serve some of the many wardrobe requirements my hubby has!

We both put on our things to head to our gate. I look over at my hubby with that carefree spring in his step but now he had a little bit of swagger too because his boots got him noticed in the security line. Noticed for all the right reasons. As I looked at him walking with me to the gate things with me started to get cooking and well I can say we had a very sizzling mid-week getaway.

Now I wonder, has my hubby learned he needs to listen to what I say esp when it comes to the footwear he purchases?


Anonymous said...

Nothing like a good pair o boots for the swagger!!

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