Saturday 17 February 2024

Another Shoes Story.

 Over a quarter of a century ago.  We where walking around a flea market in Altrincham and looking at bric a brac and my wife began to haggle over something she wanted to buy.

The stallholder was not interested and looked at my wife's shoes and he said:

"You can afford it.  Your wearing ECCO shoes.

What the stallholder didn't know was we used to go to posh towns and villages in Cheshire looking around the charity shops.

She only paid six Pounds for her posh shoes that were brand new and still in the box.  Perhaps they once belonged to Posh Spice? Or madam did not like the colour?

Incidentally. Princess and David use to drive past us in their Porsche Carrera when we lived in the posh village near Manchester Airport.  

We only lived there six months but liked living there.  It was a pity we couldn't afford to rent anything there.  Houses were sold for kings ransoms they probably still are?  

Why couldn't I have played for City or United?  Not that I ever went to brass band practice.😊 

Thanks for the comments and all the people who read my post yesterday.  Your views and comments always encourage me with my blog writing ✍️ .

Watch out Mr Sunak.  Labour's going to beat you again! 

18 comments:

  1. "Princess and David" - I thought that was you and Jean! Very confusing. I wouldn't wish to wear shoes that echoed as I tramped along. I will always vote Labour but we/they will inherit a poisoned chalice when The Nasty Tories crawl back into their holes.

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  2. I am a die in the wool Clause 4 socialist YP. The Tories should be called the Liars party. Not long before Pickfords are parked outside Number 10.

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    1. Sunak will be able to get a job as a garden gnome - all he needs is the costume complete with pointy red hat and a little spade. He has already got the ears.

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    2. Or maybe a church gargoyle?

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    3. That role has already been taken by Truss. Johnson is now a dustbin wagon.

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    4. He's probably saved the NHS 350 million a week since Brexit? Such a honest politician.

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    5. That lot are depressed when they're down to their last couple of million. It's always job for the boys or Daily Mail and a million Pounds advance for his Covid memoir: "We're Going To Party Like It's Number 10".

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  3. Yikes. You have made me realise that a quarter of a century ago I was already middle aged! 😱

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  4. I would have been thirty five I think JayCee?

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  5. Cheeky stallholder! I hope you walked off and left them

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  6. He was Linda. I never forgot it though. It's amazing what people look for in someone's appearance. We walked off and left them. It's certainly worth looking in charity shops in posh areas. Wealthy people particularly ladies donate some valuable stuff. Men are different creatures and wear everything to it's only fit for the dustbin or maybe a scarecrow for the veg plot?

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  7. I can't believe the stallholder said such a thing! How rude. He had no way of knowing the if shoes might have been a gift or secondhand as you said they were. Just to assume anyone can afford to buy without haggling is so wrong.

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  8. He said it smiling River. Imagine haggling in some posh supermarket? That would be different. Thanks.

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  9. LOL. I have a nice pair of Michael Kors jeans that attracted quite a bit of attention from a group of filapenas I used to work with. They were very much into name brands and designer things. They thought they had 'caught me'. I'd had a conversation once with one of them. She went on at some great length about her love for purses, clothes, shoes, and designer labels. I told her that things like that had never really interested me, that I was more interested in practical and well made. She couldn't believe that. She thought that I was surely not telling the truth, that I had a large stash of designer things tucked away at home. Months later, when I showed up at work in those jeans, she was right there to question me. I told her that I'd gotten them new with tags at Goodwill for $7.99. I am not sure if she was disappointed or impressed.

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  10. Brilliant Debby. Don't you feel great when you bag yourself a bargain?

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  11. Sounds like an interest in buying well made and practical at charity shops and wearing stuff well beyond its best before date is a characteristic I share with a good number of your readers. Good on all of you (even though it amounts to a pat on my own back). Be kind to the planet.

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  12. Thanks Tigger's Mum. I often shop in charity shops and at carboot sales. Although me tend not to replace shoes until they have worn them out. But yes it's a good way of recycling.

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