Thursday, July 02, 2009

Puzzlement

Here is the short version. I stuck a pair of dry clean only beige trousers in the wash. Now they are two inches shorter. I was working in Southport, my list 'went short' ( lawyer speak for 'the Claimant in my day trial had diddlysquat evidence to back up his claim and the day lasted 35 minutes'), so I thought I'd pop to Wallis to see if they still stocked the trousers.

They did. Other shops also stocked a grey suit, two pairs of trousers , a jacket, a jumper on sale and three pairs of shoes. Advice: It is vital that you read those washing instructions
But it's the shoes. I was in the shop for ages. Its the kind of shop were they have a huge stock of good quality stuff and they will bring you as much as you like to try on for as long as you like. So I tried a lot and bought two pairs of court shoes for work for which I was desperate and one pair of more casual shoes which I hope will be comfortable for Round-The Worlding in. One pair of the court shoes were slightly too big and so I bought some half sole insoles which made them fit perfectly. I had each pair on for a good ten minutes each. This on a baking hot day when I had already been walking around for three hours. That is to say, my tired abused, no doubt swollen feet liked them and they fit with and without popsocks on.
So how come three hours later after shower and Indian takeaway I show then to Dennis and I can't get my feet into them?Literally. Even without the insoles And how come this morning I can get my feet into them but only with popsocks on and not bare footed? And how come this only applies to the court shoes and not the casual pair? Does an intake of turmeric affect your foot size? I so do not want to have to drive 40 min each way to take them back.

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

My feet change size a lot. Some days one pair fit great and another day they are tight. I have always guessed that it must be related to the amount of salt I eat the day before.....but I don't know.

Brenda said...

Tis indeed a mystery...

Quilt Pixie said...

bizzarre.... sounds like you've found showes made from some out of the world material that shrink and expand based on the amount of light or something... :-)

Kristin L said...

I have no answer, but I can say from experience that, in general, it is better to buy a pair of sandals in Rome in June while 7 months pregnant, than to buy a pair in Switzerland in September and not at all pregnant.

Gina said...

Speaking from experience, two words

Water retention

Love and hugs Gina xxx