Wednesday, December 06, 2006

let's talk about shoes, baby -- let's talk about shoes

So, rugrat is on the cheerleading squad at school for the second season. Not a high profile team, as in this school, the dance team has the status. But still, it's something to do after school.

The cheerleading team picks sneakers to wear for games. The sneakers have to be all white, which I hear is pretty standard among cheer teams. But while they could just require all-white sneakers, any brand, these rich bitches girls go way fucking overboard.

Every season, the rich bitches girls choose an obscure, yet overpriced name brand sneaker that runs a minimum of $60 a pair. And, they're hard to find.

Now yes, I know I'm the shoe fetish lady, I love shoes. And I did recently spend $60 big ones on shoes. BUT. For that $60, rugrat got two pairs of sneakers and I got a pair of boots and a pair of shoes.

Me, spend $60+ on one pair of sneakers that will only last for one cheer season (cause they'll pick a new obscure, expensive sneaker next season, and we'll do this all again)? Not hardly.

Last year, we looked all over hell and back, and finally found a pair on sale for $40. I paid it, grudgingly.

This year, rugrat came out and told the rich bitches that the shoes were too pricy, and some parents couldn't afford them. The rich bitches girls argued that $60+ was cheap, and there was no way anyone couldn't afford them. That's cause the other rich bitches girls all have two-parent, two-income families, and $60 for one pair of sneakers probably isn't a lot to them. Even a few weeks before christmas.

So rugrat did her part, and looked online everywhere for a cheap pair, and found one for about $25, believe it or not. But then when I didn't get a confirmation that the shoes were being shipped, I called to confirm. Seems this was the kind of place with odd sizes, and often only one pair in a size. And somehow, they couldn't find the pair rugrat ordered on the shelves. They admitted it might have been employee pilfering, but what good does that do us?

So now, with $25 already spent and not being reimbursed quickly (online reimbursements always take time), we now had one weekend to find a pair before the first game.

We looked all over, and finally wound up at lady footlocker, where the shoe was $65. So rugrat says, why not check the main footlocker, cause she can wear a school boy's size 6.5/7, and often the boy's shoes are cheaper.

So we discover that, in fact, the boy's shoe is $50. But they only carried that particular shoe up to a size 6 (instead of the typical size 7), and the 6 is just a bit too tight. So we make a point of letting the sales clerk know-- very nicely, I might add -- that it really isn't nice of footlocker to stop at size 6, 'cause that forces us to buy the more expensive women's shoe. Said clerk let's me know that they are having a one day 'friends and family' discount promo of 30%, which could be applied to the women's shoe. Would I like that? Hell yes, I'd like that.

He sends another clerk to find the size we need, but doesn't tell her about the discount. We inform her. She gives the shoes to another employee, who rings up the purchase. Second clerk doesn't tell cashier about the discount, so we have to repeat ourselves again.

But, I got rugrat her shoes, for $47.25. Whew! Done...till next year anyway.

The shoe: New Balance style W574:

Blogger's being a bitch and won't let me upload a photo, so they are here (minus the pink ribbon).


fellahere said...

I've heard this before about the expensive shoes but this mom was talking about $140 shoes, this was in the 1990's. Former co-worker.


I can just imagine one of the priviliged cheerleaders whining about having to lower herself to wearing these shoes.

Spring said...

Hi fella! Yeah, I've seen those well-over-$100-sneakers. Whew! I think that's probably why those girls kept insisting that $60 was affordable. It is, compared to $150. Nothing like living in unreality...

A Good Knights Journey said...


is living in unreality the same or the opposite of unliving in reality?

sorry.. just had to ask, the ol hard drives on the fritz ya know (wink)

infinitesimal said...

muthafucking rich new yourk bitches.
wanna know what they do when they graduate high school? they come to the UW for some ongodly unknown reason (it's prestigious) and they cheat their little rich asses off, and talk about it in the bathrooms.

in their UGG boots and leather jackets with some furry thing around the hood.

it never ends.
rich bitches
and their prerequisite shoes.

infinitesimal said...

]sorry having vowel issues today
am writing mega hella ultra uber term paperS

plural, you caught that??