If you know anything about me, you know I don’t like to be in or near flip flops. But after a week at the lake I decided that I might be swayed to the dark side. The side that I used to make fun of, the side that told me flip flops are great. I spent an entire week without shoes or a shirt for that matter and was quite comfortable. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Even though I didn’t do any running, using public bathrooms, walking in wet grass, chasing a purse thief, driving a car, trying to date, shopping, playing any sports, and well doing anything productive.
I still think that flip flops are not very practical, I mean, what if you need to defend yourself and all you have is your shoe? You can’t beat a guy within an inch of his life with a flip flop. You can’t even give a kid a good spanking!
All this being true, once I broke those dang things in they were quite comfortable. It was really nice not having shoes on all week. My shoes are always on as I run around sharing the pain of fitness training with the rest of the world. So to take off my kicks was nice, my feet actually got a tan.
Of course, once I got home I burned my flip flops, because I don’t want people seeing me in them. I can say that it was an enlightening experience and that it was nice but like a vacation, it’s not practical all the time. Besides, no one wants to see your toe hair anyways!