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Posted on 2012.10.27 at 00:00
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There are those who think I have expensive tastes. I have no idea what they're talking about. For example, take these marvelous slippers I found on http://rugby.com. Don't they look just luxuriously comfortable? I certainly thought so. But at nearly $500 a pair, I did have the fortitude to wonder why?


michelle1963 at 2012-10-27 05:19 (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes paying more for something is worth it. There is some truth in the old adage, "You get what you pay for." Other times it's just hype, and the price is not warranted. I once bought a Pfaff sewing machine - good German engineering. A highly regarded manufacturer. You can imagine my disappointment when the thing was a piece of crap. Bad enough that the retailer where I bought it, exchanged it for me. I was even more disappointed when the replacement was equally bad. Later found out that Pfaff had out-sourced their less expensive machines, and only the most expensive were still made in Germany.

The slippers? They have no moving parts, so little to go wrong. But at $500 / pair, they better levitate me off the floor.
ehowton at 2012-10-27 13:58 (UTC) (Link)
But at $500 / pair, they better levitate me off the floor.

They do, actually. If you follow all the way through all the links you'll go to the actual page where they sell the shoe. Under the picture you see here is a smaller picture entitled, "alternate views." Click it and you'll notice the slippers have a slight heel:

michelle1963 at 2012-10-27 14:06 (UTC) (Link)

A heel is not really what I was after. Levitate: to defy gravity.
ehowton at 2012-10-27 14:13 (UTC) (Link)
Defy: to boldly resist or offer effective resistance to.

I think that slight heel makes a very bold statement! To me, it holds captive the very nature of gravity and says, "Aha!"
pcofwildthings at 2012-11-02 03:38 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but can you surf down the stairs in them? (Recalling a dream I elaborated on many months ago).

I guess I've been reading in Google Reader and haven't visited here directly in a while to see you'd turned commenting back on. My bad.
ehowton at 2012-11-02 13:41 (UTC) (Link)
What an odd sort of phase that was for me. My wife asked why I did it, thinking I didn't want to hear any views which conflicted with my own. On the contrary, I didn't want any confirmation bias to influence me.

I did go back and re-read your dream. The comments made me giggle.
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