Because we’ve been living in old, chilly stone houses of the past year, I’ve started wearing slippers for the first time in my adult life. I bought some garden-variety, Leave-it-to-Beaver slippers in Malta. They don’t look quite as silly as these, but the shape is the same.
This is kind of embarrassing, but two things happen with alarming regularity when I’m wearing my slippers:
- They fall off. Particularly when I’m climbing or descending stairs. This isn’t surprising. After all, they have no heels.
- They cause painful cramps or, maybe, hyper-extensions in my toes. This usually happens when I stand up. It’s like my poor little toes have been tensed inside the slipper, and they get a little, well, sprained when I shift positions.
It’s ridiculous, I know. Regardless, I look forward to getting back to Canada, a nice hardwood floor and plain old socks.