A fellow from England shared on Twitter that someone had fallen into a recycling bin, trying to get their shoes out of it. Evidently, this unfortunate person had accidentally tossed the shoes in the bin and wanted them back.
Long ago, I went to a discount store that had hundreds of shoes and purchased a gray pair of leather flats. I liked them so much that I decided to go back and get a couple more pairs in different colors.
After the new shoes were in my shopping cart, I looked for my own gray flats and could only find one. Uh oh.
Everywhere I looked, there were shoes identical to the misplaced shoe. How would I ever find it? After searching for twenty minutes, I found a manager and told the man my dilemma.
“I’m sorry, ma’am, but what can I do about it?”
“Well, you have lots of gray shoes here, and one is mine. Either you help me find my shoe, or provide one that matches, because I’m not leaving with only one shoe.”
He looked at me for a few seconds before deciding to give a brand new shoe to me, and I thanked him.
After he left, I bent down to place the shoe on my foot, and as I did, I saw the missing shoe in a box with a new pair. Uh oh.
(Did I ever tell you about the time that I took nine out of ten pairs of Lilly’s of shoes? Well, maybe some other day.) 😀 -Nealie