For the past eleven years, my professional dress consisted of sandals, dress shorts, and a button-down, collared shirt with those little slits at the bottom that made it look like it didn’t need to be tucked in. Comfort was the life.
Well, no more. Now, everyday, I’m spiffed up like a Manhattan businessman, minus the jacket. It was a tragic day when I realized my toes would no longer be free to enjoy the morning air, destined to a daily dark dungeon surrounded by a woven cloth, inside a hard outer shell. If that sounds like my feet are hostage, they are. Literally.
Well, if I had to dress-up, I decided to do it right and bought myself a few nice pairs of shoes. Knowing that mature adults take care of their shoes and do not just force their foot into the heel with a finger used as a wedge. No. I bought a shoehorn. The first one of my life.
I have come to a realization: SHOEHORNS ARE MAGICAL!
Within the course of three blissful seconds, my gargantuan, monstrous morphs into a petite size six for a smooth and effortless slide into my shoe. It’s stupendous. Shoehorn, what spell have you cast upon this land that makes giant plodding steps a mere light jaunt in the park?
Seriously. I had no idea they worked so well. In fact, every engineer in the world should stop what they are doing right now and begin work immediately on a shoehorn for life.
Imagine a device that could movinghorn furniture through a narrow door.
Imagine a device that could shoppinghorn groceries into a bag.
Imagine a device that could learninghorn a college education into your brain with one slick slide.
Imagine a device that could lifehorn your daily routine into a sane and manageable packet.
Why are shoehorns only made for feet?