That One Time I Chose the Wrong Shoe Size — A Love Story

2bebetter
3 min readDec 4, 2023

Hey Shoe Lovers, Gather ‘Round!

Okay, let me spill the tea about the time I fell head over heels for a pair of shoes that were, well, a size too small. Picture this — there I was, casually strolling through the mall, and BAM! I spotted the most fabulous shoes ever. All the colors, all the styles, they were practically calling my name. The catch? They were a teeny-tiny size 36, and I’m a solid 37. But did that stop me? Nah.

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The Temptation and Boss’s Warning

So, I decide to roll the dice, thinking, “I’ll get used to it, right?” Oh boy, was I wrong. The boss, probably sensing my impending shoe disaster, warned me they were a size too small. But you know how it goes — fashion over logic, always.

The Honeymoon Period

Initially, everything was rainbows and butterflies. My friends showered me with compliments, and those shoes? Gorgeous! I even convinced myself the discomfort was just a minor hiccup. We’ve all been there, right? The sacrifices we make for fashion.

Blisters and Regrets

Fast forward two weeks, and reality hit. Blisters, sore feet, the whole shebang. Yet, every compliment felt like a small victory. A month in, the blisters cocooned, and the pain subsided. Victory? Not really. Opening the closet, I realized those shoes had lost their magic, my feet were holding them hostage.

The Aha Moment

Touching those shoes brought a pang of regret. I thought about the month of suffering and sighed, “Why did I choose size 37?” Lesson learned — no matter how fabulous, if it doesn’t fit, it’s a no-go. Sadly, those shoes found a permanent home in the closet.

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Marriage: The Ultimate Shoe Fitting

Now, let’s shift gears from shoes to relationships, more specifically, marriage. Imagine marriage as a pair of shoes. It’s not about the style or brand; it’s about the fit — the comfort that makes you go, “Yes, this is it!”

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