Wednesday, January 10, 2007

This is a true story....

It happened to a friend of a friend of mine.

Well, actually it didn't! It happened to a work colleague earlier this week and it still makes me laugh just thinking about it.

On Monday, my colleague (we'll call her Poppy for want of a better name) came into work and was very proudly showing us her new shoes. They were very nice - quite high but with a wedge heel type thing (I am so not a shoe person, but you'll get the idea!).

Just after lunch she said, "look at that my shoe's sole is coming off of the heel already and these are practically new shoes."

She was not happy. So she trots off to the convenience store and comes back with not one tube, but 8 tubes of super glue, and proceeds to take her shoe off, and glue the sole back on.

No problem with this whatsoever until about 5 minutes later when she frantically starts waving me over to her desk and tells me that she has accidentally stuck herself to the carpet!!

She had glued the sole back on the shoe and then put her foot down on the floor to help it bond. It had bonded alright....straight onto the carpet!! We were laughing so hard as we tried to pull the shoe up off the floor.

Of course, when she got home her husband told her that after all that she hadn't fixed the sole properly anyway, so he was going to have to do it again!! Funny thing is, she lives about a five minute walk away from work, so she could have just gone home and changed her shoes. We wouldn't even have really noticed she was missing before she got back again!!

Poppy is such great value!!


  1. You know, I would have done exactly the same thing. Some of us were born to provide amusement for others through their own idiocy :-)

  2. At first I was afraid she had glued her foot to the shoe! Thank goodness that wasn't the case.

  3. It was you wasn't it? giggle.


  4. Nope, definitely wasn't me!

  5. I spilled my coffee when I read this! I have seen accident happen when new shoes are invovled, but they're funny.

    I'm sorry to hear that your friend's shoe got ruined. So what happen became of the shoes? Did she get new shoes after this?

  6. Luckily her husband managed to fix it, but funnily enough she hasn't worn them to work since!

  7. Okay, gluing them to the carpet? Classic - the funny image I have is of two women bent at the waist heaving upwards on a shoe glued to the floor and it not budging. That is just too funny and probably something I would have done.


  8. LMBO! Now if it had been me I would have proably glued my hand to the shoe.