Thursday, May 16, 2013

May the flop be with you.


(Credit:  http://www.oceanstyles.com)



Well, I guess everything has a shelf life.  Yesterday was a doleful day for me.  My favorite Havaianas flip flops finally bit the dust.  As I was shopping in the grocery store I felt my flip go flop.  The thong snapped clean off - not fixable - no way - no how.  Not my favorite hot pink, glow-in-the -dark Havianas, Wah!  I got them in a Beall's clearance rack at 70% off and I loved them from the first time I wore them.  Just squishy enough, comfy between the toes & glow-in-the-dark too!  Come On! 

 Dang! Now I'm walking barefooted on the yucky grocery store floor as I finish up my shopping.  I had placed my busted flip flops conspicuously in the basket so people would not think I purposely came in barefoot.  Kids & teenagers can get away with that tackiness in our little beach town but when you are over 50 - not so much.  As I checked out I whined to the cashier about my broken flip flops. Really, I was letting the entire line know that I really did have shoes on when I came in the store (like they really care right). The cashier sympathized  "Well Honey, at least you don't have on pajama pants.  I can handle barefoot, it's those pajama pants in public that are so uncouth."  Thank the Lord I don't even own any.  My fashion sense is still somewhat intact.

So the search begins for new flip flops.  Of course I have back ups and spare pairs but they are not the same.  OK, don't make that face at me again or I'll slap you with my flip flop.



You served me well dear flip flops.  I couldn't bear to throw them away at the store.  They are still in the back of my truck till I figure out a respectful disposal.




My favorite Havaianas on a better day.



8 comments:

  1. Ooohhh...I always wish I had bought 2 pairs...or MORE! Have you tried Nike flip flops? They give me a little more support walking on the beach! Enjoy your day! It's going to be HOT here in FL the next few days...I'm loving it!

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  2. Love the pic of the flip flop basking in the sun!

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  3. Oh no... I think a burial at sea would be appropriate. Lol. I buy multiple pairs of flip flops in a variety of colors at old navy. At $ 2.50 a pair ya can't beat the price, although I'm sure they aren't nearly as comfy as yours were. Xo

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  4. I can relate! I broke my FA~orite Adidas flip-flop while crossing through the sand at Sharky's beach...had worn them for years...as you say, so comfortable in e~ery way (my ~ key is stuck on my keyboard).

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  5. Bummer! I hate when favorite flip flops break...or stretch out so much they no longer stay on my feet!

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  6. try TEROX sandals.. i swear u will never go back. Ever. IN flip flops and z strap.
    Terox sandals are the first ever injection molded sandals made here in the USA. Born on the 4th of July, 2012, the Terox line features an anatomical design made from a lightweight, elastic, resilient polymer compound.

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  7. Ugh, I hate when that happens! Another one that becomes a problem is when I wear my worn out, worn down to almost paper tin house flip flops to work accidentally - as opposed to my work flip flops :)

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  8. I know how you feel!! They can be replaced with new favorites, but it's always so difficult!! I have a pair right now that I've had for years...i expect that my flop will plop any day!! Good luck in your search...check bealls online maybe they will have something similar...buy two pair!

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