Jun 29, 2005

A Shoe Tragedy

It was my first day of work yesterday. Nothing grand just so-so. I’m still adjusting naturally from the work environment to the way I dress up. Miss a lot of things lalo na the people but I instantly snap out of it everytime I get a text message that I have to do this have to do that before they sign my clearance. Technically they cannot hold me for erasing my emails before I left because I don’t think that’s an accountability unless I was told otherwise. With so many things to do in so little time I wasn’t able squeeze in segregating the personal emails from official ones. Hello!!! Four years?It was literally BULK mail so I just had to go ahead and delete it.

Anyway, at work (this is so embarrassing but I can’t help but talk about it) since I haven’t used my pumps for almost four years had to wear it for the first time again yesterday. I was able to shop for cheap business clothes from none other than the classy Divisoria last week (hahaha!) but I didn’t want to scrimp on my shoes so di ako nakabili. Then I completely forgot to go to the mall to buy some. Here I was clad in new slacks, blouse and so formal and business like yet I noticed some cracks on the top of my old pumps as I walk around the house. Nothing noticeable at first otherwise I would’ve settled for my reliable high-heeled sandals even if it meant violating policies on my first day. The day went on and I kept on moving around the building added to the fact that the only closed shoes I’ve worn in the last four years are rubber shoes and on my wedding day so my feet was screaming to get out! The top of one shoe almost chipped off na..as in natutuklap siya!

I was praying they won’t include me yet on the officer’s meeting that afternoon otherwise everybody would see an officer who can’t even afford a decent pair of shoes. Grabe tlga. Actually I tried to do something about it by going home during lunch I was on my way when I realized that I left my keys in the office. If I go back I’ll be late and though it won’t be counted against me I don’t think that’s proper on your first day of work. Sobra talagang funny how I tried to hide my shoes and not looking at the students as I walk in the corridor. Embarrassing to the nth power but I don’t want to give myself a hard time on such a petty thing. First thing I did when I got off was buy a pair of shoes at Landmark (ayoko nang lumayo!) kahit pa I was hungry already. When I found what I liked di ko na sinuot ulit yung shoes ko noh! But I took it home para ipakita sa family ko…hehe!

Then we met up with our ring supplier to have Ryan’s ring repaired kse it had a crack. They got mine na rin for polishing and they were so sorry for what happened that they took us out for dinner. After that we watched Monster-in-Law which we found very funny…grabe ang saya! Despite my attire, aching feet and horrible shoe tragedy di ko pinalagpas ang Time Zone (Oh yes, spoiled by my hubby). Di nga lang ako nakapaglaro ng basketball because of the shoes. Hehehe…

6 comments:

captain_zid said...

This lends credence to what the shops in new york would say - "There is an Imelda in each one of us."

"There is an Imelda in Dowa." hehe. Miss you pare!

~dowadee~ said...

di noh!simple girl lng ito...
miss ka dyan eh bat di ba tayo magkita?

ikaw ang naiimagine ko na mag-blog. do you have one?i'm sure it will be as entertaining and amusing like u.hahaha!

Mathew Hanger said...

hahaha! it's good you survived your first day. =)

starfish said...

hahahaha! that explains why! sana you tapped me for help, sinamahan na lang sana kita sa bahay nyo para mabilis. hahaha ulit!

~dowadee~ said...

ah yes resty!survived is the word. and james dont worry next time i'll abuse you!hehehe

captain_zid said...

may blog ako kaya lang sa friendster. i am planning to have one here nga eh. kaso nde pa nag-mamaterialize ng plano ko na yun. lam mo naman ako, puro plano lang. hehe.

set mo kasi yung meeting chuva natin. availbale naman ako anytime. (well, wag lang may biglang sumulpot na client).