I checked out the Converse outlet today – thanks Jaykay for the head’s up, I’d have never thought of going there cos I assumed it’s all Chuck Taylors and stuff. I tried the Grid Triumphs – I’d forgotten which ones you said but my sister said to get them cos they are triumphs – and also some pink ones. I did like the Triumphs.
Anyway I got two real ego strokes – first they had a chart to see which shoes were appropriate, eg. foot type etc. The runner types included ‘serious runner’. A serious runner does > 20 km per week. I’m a serious runner!
Then, when I ran a few laps of the shop to test out the shoes, my sister heard one of the sales folk say to the other ‘boy that girl has muscular legs’. And that’s in a sports shop!
After that, I checked out Nike again and saw the ugliest running shoes in existence. Leopard print and hot pink Nike Frees. OMG. You’d run fast in those, cos you sure as hell wouldn’t want anyone seeing you wear them.
After all that, I decided not to purchase. I had enough money on me but it would have wiped me out. I know I have cash coming in over the next few days but figure I’d rather wait a few days than have something go wrong. The shoes will be there next week. I also want to try out the Adidas ones I looked at plus, hopefully, some of these deadbeats on ebay will have paid me by then.
Arrgghh, just a short rant on ebay – by the time you take the pictures, post everything with ebay crashing constantly and then chase up payment, it’s not worth the effort.
And, something else I’ve been meaning to rant about for a while, why the hell do people take kids to the movies? I mean really young kids, like babies. When I went to see Rocky Balboa last week, we had some people behind us with a baby. The baby cried in every pivotal scene. I wanted to kill them. Some other people in front of us had a two year old who ran around the cinema like a … well like a two year old at the cinema. Seriously, if your kid is too young to sit through a movie, leave them at home (preferably with a babysitter) or go to one of those crybaby sessions or maybe go to the drive in (which is only a suburb or so over from the cinema) where the kids are not bothering other people.
I’m about to email Hoyts and let them know how I feel. And next time it happens, I’m going to say something to the parents. If I’m paying good money to see a film, why should it be ruined because they are so rude and selfish?