Dazed and Confused – It’s BROKEN!!!

This week I made a decision to join the Water Stroll with UNICEF, the aim is I’ve to stroll 7km day by day for the month of October. I made a decision this may be a very good alternative to get again into operating which meant that I wanted a brand new pair of runners. pal identified that neither my CrossFit sneakers or my Sketchers have been acceptable for operating. I made a decision on this event he was in all probability proper.

So, off I went to Athletes foot early Saturday morning.

“Howdy” A person about my top with a goatee says as he approaches me, “Can I assist you with something?”

Normally, I hate being pounced on as quickly as I stroll right into a retailer, I additionally hate being ignored once I stroll right into a retailer. I prefer to be acknowledged, however then left alone, till I need assistance. It’s a superb line. However, on Saturday I actually did want a hand.

“Sure, thanks. I’m after runners.” I say, “You recognize like for operating?”

He smirks, “What sort of operating? Lengthy or quick distant?” He asks.


“Nicely let’s get you measured up. Simply take off your sneakers and are available over right here.” He says as he walks over to some equipment which is a display, that’s connected to what appears to be like like a big set of scales after which a brief walkway. “What’s your identify?”

“Cassie.” I say

“Hello Cass,” I attempt to include an eye fixed roll, I hate when individuals are acquainted, “I’m Mitch” I stroll over to the place Mitch is Standing, “So, to start out with you step onto this.” He says as he demonstrates tips on how to stand on a set of scales, like I want a lesson.

“Along with your ft aside after which simply take a brief stroll.”

He walks down the mini travellator demonstrating to me tips on how to take a brief stroll down the mat, like I haven’t been efficiently strolling on my two ft for the final 30+ years?

However I chunk my tongue and observe his directions. 30 seconds later it was throughout. We stroll over to the place my issues the place sitting on a bench seat. He goes by way of the outcomes with me.

“What colors do you want?” He requested.

“Pink and rose gold.”



“Ah sorry.” He says with a shake of his head “No pink or rose gold, I’m afraid.”

I used to be disillusioned, however not quite a bit I can do about it. “Nicely, I don’t thoughts these.” I choose up a pair of aqua and orange runners.

He takes it from me, “Not an issue I’ll simply come out the again to get your dimension.” He says as he disappears.

A second later he returns carry 3 packing containers. I gasp when he opens a field revealing a hideous pair of grape purple runners.

“What do you consider these?” Wanting up at me smiling.

I attempt to include my horror, I attempt to reply as diplomatically as potential. “No, they’re not likely me.”

“Okay. Not an issue simply thought I might present you.” He says closing the field and beginning to loosen the laces on the runners I had chosen, earlier than handing it to me.

I sit and put each the runners on, I begin to stroll round. They didn’t really feel unhealthy, I simply needed to attempt one other pair.

“Excuse me, however do you promote Hookers right here?” I ask as I proceed to stroll across the bench seat.

Mitch whose again was in the direction of me rapidly pivots and have a look at me confused, “Sorry?”

“Hookers? I wish to have a look at your Hookers please. When you’ve got any?”

“Hookers?” He seemed very confused.

“Sure, Hookers.” I used to be assured that’s what they have been known as. Mitch clearly didn’t know what he was speaking about.

 “You thought that we’d promote Hookers right here?” He requested nonetheless confused.

“Nicely, right here is sweet a spot then any.” I say, “My pal lately tried some Hookers and mentioned that they’re one of the best. And I ought to give it a attempt. So, I believed should you had any I might attempt them now”

He appears to be like on the different store attended throughout the room who has stopped what he was doing and was now looking at me at me as. “Your pal mentioned Hookers are one of the best?”

“Sure.” I say huffing I used to be getting extra pissed off by the second. “Sure, he lately tried a pair of Hookers, he mentioned that they’re one of the best he has ever tried.”

“Hookers?” I nod once more. “Have you ever ever heard of Hookers?” He requested the opposite store attendant, who was standing there taking a look at me along with his mouth open shocked with my questions he shakes his head. “Hookers?”

I used to be starting to get actually aggravated. They have been each taking a look at me like I had two heads.

“You recognize, the operating shoe Hooker. They’re meant to be one of the best.”

“Oh” Mitch chuckles. “I feel you imply Hoka’s?” They each begin to snicker.

“Sure. That’s them.” I say nodding “Hoka’s. Sorry my unhealthy.”

“I you thru me for a second once I thought you was asking if we offered Hookers right here. I used to be like, love you’re within the incorrect retailer.” They each begin to snicker.

I felt my cheeks warmth, “Yeah sorry. My unhealthy, I meant Hoka’s.”

“No, we don’t at present however by the tip of the yr.”

“We are literally anticipating them subsequent week.” The opposite attendant interjects. I nod.

“So, are you taking these runners?” He says pointing to my sneakers.

“Yep I’ll take them.” I felt like I had to purchase one thing after asking for Hookers.

He rings them up and I pay as rapidly as I may, nonetheless feeling very embarrassed after repeatedly asking in the event that they promote Hookers on the Athletes foot.   

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