can be easily summed up in a TV commercial.
This morning while I was getting dressed, a commercial came on in the middle of the News at 9. The commercial asked me if I had a major issue finding space for my shoes.
Why yes, yes indeed I DO - it is a problem that weighs heavy on my heart.
The man in the commercial continued on - asking if I had ever had to decide which shoes to keep so I could by more.
This made me shudder at the thought of throwing one of my pretty precious pairs of shoes AWAY. I'd sell one of my children - well, not the girl, before I parted with a pair of shoes. But I saw the man's point - my shoe stacker thing is full and there is a mountain on the closet floor and another pile by the front door and some in the garage. I have a lot of shoes.
He asked if I was looking for a solution to my problem -
Indeed - I consider this problem right up there with national security, pig flu and the economy.
He then went on to convince me I NEEDED to call this magic number that flashed at the bottom of the screen.
I called that magic number and arranged for my very own closet design specialist to call. In less than two weeks and for a small some of cash - my shoes could all have a happy home off the floor with room for more.
Then I called my husband.
Not a hah ha funny laugh - but a humor-me-but-not-on your-shoe loving-life laugh.
So I called my mother.
She agreed with me.
Not because I was her daughter and she takes my side in such discussions. She agreed with me because I am the apple to her tree in the orchard of needing shoes. she convinced my father - who was the only man among three women for many many years - until mysister left home. Since we are a shoe loving group of women he built my mother a shoe caddy.
So I called my husband again - in an attempt to convince him Lowe's could solve all my problems.
He told me he had things to do.
This is the difference between men and women. Women need shoes and pretty things - men - well not so much.
Now, I am going to be forced to do something dirty and underhanded. I am going to teach the Princess Madaleine to say "Daddy" and use her evil daughter mind control over her daddy powers to get my shoe caddy. Because really - pretty shoes are a terrible thing to waste.