On Tuesday as I was walking back from work, much later than usual, my shoes were bothering me.
They felt stretched, loose, especially irritating on a rainy day.
I had spent too much time polishing them, I thought.
Too much effort making them “waterproof.”
Too much money on these damn useless things.
I resolved to throw them away and get a new pair.
But of course it would take time, and money, and effort to go get them.
Damn shoes. I would have to rearrange my entire week because of you.
The next morning, as I put my shoes on, I realized that the laces were loose.
So I re-tied them, and instantly they felt better.
Sometimes, when a small, insignificant problem arises, there is a simple fix.