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Ok, so when it comes to fashion, i am known to have an opinion or two. But todays opinion is one that I really detest.
I live in Australia, right down the bottom without going across the strait (Sorry tassie, but somedays you really are another country). It is winter. It is cold. I have not seen a temperature above 12 degrees in several months now. It snows. It rains. It hails. And that wind is darn icy!
So, given all the above, it is no wonder that I hate seeing people wearing thongs (flipflops) in winter. It is a bogan thing to do, made even worse when you wear socks with your thongs. Seriously, what is with that? Do you like getting frost bite in your toes?
Anyway, last Friday I finally got around to having an ingrown toenail removed. Of course, I booked it in for the same day I had a dentist appointment (ie, i forgot about the dentist until they rang me the day before, and since i have cancelled this appointment two other time, i felt bad cancelling it again).
Now, my toe is bandages quite heavily, making it 3 times as big as my actual toe. Of course, that means I cant wear shoes that come near my toe. Thongs it is. Farrrrk, I am going to fashion hell.
So off i troddle, in my thongs and jeans (I drew the line at wearing socks) to the dentist. Of course, my chauffeur (mummy dearest) wants to do a spot of shopping whilst we are in the city. Double fark, now, not only does my dentist see me commiting this sin, so does 100 other people. I get through it, hiding behind my scarf, and manage to only step in one puddle for the day.
Now, given that i relayed this story, and my opinion, to my boss, she asked if i have changed my ways, and am now less judgemental of those who wear thongs in winter?
My answer: nope, i am in fact more judgemental of them, as not only are they bogans, they are idiotic for willingly wearing thongs. Least i didnt have a choice, and proudly showed off that i had a bandage on my toe for all to see.
Whats your opinion on thongs in winter?