Why sample sales can break your heart.

Heaven knows I am no evil stepsister, but this
evening I was sorely tempted to lop off a heel (or several

Sample sales usually feature just
one of each style; the distributor’s sent the samples for free by the
manufacturer, then the distributor gets to order for their retail outlets based
on the samples. It’s just my luck that I am NOT shoe sample size-friendly.

those sneaks, why don’t ya?

I drooled
over many pairs of sneakers one size too small for me, feeling afterwards like
the poor little matchgirl. My sister (who is neither a step nor evil) said there
was a lesson in there somewhere. I’m sure the lesson will be something like
“history teaches you nothing” and the differential of x over why me, multiplied
by an imaginary number whose roots lie somewhere in China.