Friday, May 29, 2009

Who wants to wear heels anyway?

A Housewife in Her New Modern Kitchen (1957)

For the past couple of weeks, I've been going to work again. No, I didn't grow tired of playing the happy housewife, and I'm still as committed as ever to sitting out the economic crisis. It's just that a friend needed someone to cover while she took emergency leave, I was available, and so I temporarily joined the fast lane.

I struggled a little to get organised on the first morning - too much to do in such a short period of time: wake up, have shower, style hair, put make up on, dress in suit and work heels. I had to skip breakfast to fit everything else in. I'm sure I used to be better at this...

The work was quite interesting and it was nice to earn a bit of money. The office was practically next door to a cinema, and I went in a few times after work (State of Play was particularly good).

I was knackered by the end of each day, which surprised me, as the work was much less taxing than my last job. I guess one gets used to the easy lifestyle after a while. My worst gripe, however, is that I got.blisters.under.my.toes. From wearing heels. Who would have thought that was possible? I mean blisters at the back of the foot, sure. But blisters under the toes? All ten of them? What are the chances?

I've come to the conclusion that this work thing is wildly overrated. I'm definitely not ready for it. So back to the kitchen it is. It doesn't pay, but at least I can wear flip flops.

I guess I should be thankful it's not 1957.

10 comments:

Kate said...

That is why I have chosen a career where sneakers or flats are appropriate attire;-)
I hate it when I get blisters. Once I used up two packets of Compreed in a day. Ouch. Hope you feel better. See work can come to no goood I tell you;-)

Tinsie said...

Haha indeed - but it pays ;-)

ShadowFalcon said...

The shoe thing is wierd I used to be addicted to heel to the point where flat shoe hurt now I'm the opposite and wonder why I torture myself...

It is wonderful to have a break from work - enjoy it and the flip flops too

Anonymous said...

did notice the 1950s housewife was in her pristeen house dress, 'done' hair-do and HEELs! you ain't quite there yet ;)

Well done for helping your friend out and makes you appreciate your time off even more I bet!!!

Enjoy the sunshine, if I crane my neck I can just see it from my desk :(

From another work slave ...boo hoo

Karen said...

Amen and hallelujah. I wear heels once a week (to church) and have to be dropped and picked up at the door closest to my comfy pew. I seriously don't know how people do it. Hope your blisters heal quickly!

Fifi Flowers said...

I love that I work from home and flip flops are part of my daily uniform!

Tinsie said...

@ ShadowFalcon: I used to wear heels all the time too, but now I find them too difficult to walk in. Amazing what a powerful thing habit is.

@ Anonymous: Are you saying something about my hair?

@ Karen: All healed now, thank God.

@ Fifi Flowers: I want a job like that too :-)

palmtreefanatic said...

I hate high heeled shoes, since i am tall i feel more comfortable wearing flats anyway!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

very funny, most amusing!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

and i must admit, i love wearing whatever i like to work!