Sole Sisters

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Sole Sisters
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Mon, 05-03-2004 - 6:56pm
I saw this on another board and had to share (especially in light of my flip flop question):

Just a friendly reminder, it's that time of the year again. (at least in AZ, and it's coming for the rest of you!!!!)

Please raise your big toes and repeat after me:

As a member of the Faux Paux Sisterhood, I pledge to follow The Rules when I wear sandals and other open-toe shoes:

I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.

I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe. I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

I will shave the hairs off my big toe.

I won't wear panty hose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.

If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.

I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl's if my feet need him.

I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.

I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes look like they've been dragged behind her car on the way to work and no sandal in the world is going to make her feet look good.

I will promise if I wear flip flops, that I will ensure they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.

I will promise to go my local beauty school at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $15 and worth EVERY penny). I say spend another $15.00 and get a even better one.

I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear...nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals...

For all our sakes, please don't keep this to yourself - pass it on to other Sisters.

May God Bless your Soles as well as your Soul!

Until The Next Time... ( I am keepin' closed toe shoes handy!!)

Have a nice Summer .................

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In reply to: mappers
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 7:19pm
It's definitely that time of year here in sunny FL. Love the post.

Jenna

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In reply to: mappers
Mon, 05-03-2004 - 7:48pm
I will vow to all of the above. Thankfully, my feet are one of my best features (that sounds pretty pathetic, doesn't it??). And they are now newly polished (sparkly fuschia), buffed and moisturized with Sally Hansen's "cracked heel" cream.
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Mon, 05-03-2004 - 7:57pm
I really need a pedicure!!!!
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Tue, 05-04-2004 - 7:50pm
Thats what i was thinking while reading this. well, lauren doesnt have to worry about any of this.....wish i didnt :-( . go ahead tell them about your hands too and how my engagement ring looked prettier on your hand than mine.....go ahead...tell em....
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In reply to: mappers
Wed, 05-05-2004 - 7:25am
<> That's okay. You did a perfectly fine job of telling them yourself. :-)