Saturday, April 18, 2020
Overheard at the Counter: Black Shoes with Buckles
Verble says, "I try to be a good husband, I really do, but there are some subtleties that I will never understand. For example, once, my wife and I were at the mall and she'd been looking at shoes, and when we got home she told me that she really wanted to get a pair that she'd seen. Some black shoes with buckles. I said I remembered what she was looking at. I'd go back and get them. So I go and get the shoes and I bring them home and she said, 'Those aren't the ones,' and I said, 'Yes, they are. They are black. And they have buckles.' And she said, 'No, these have square buckles with the sharp corners. I wanted the ones that have the square buckles with the slightly rounded corners.' I mean, you couldn't even SEE the difference unless you were up close. I was like, 'What exactly is the difference?!' and my wife told me, 'You will never understand. You are a straight male.'"