Twice. By two different people.
I've said it before but it bears repeating - I loathe clothes shopping. I especially find it torturous during the summer time. Mostly because I'm more of an earth tone kind of color palette person and I'm allergic to sequins and glitter on my clothing. (Many people look very nice in this, I do not. In any way. It makes me look like a pinata, I simply can't pull it off.)
I was out and about picking up some artwork for a show I'm hanging tomorrow and decided to swing into Kohl's to check out their sandals and maybe see if I could score some plain t-shirts.
I was milling about in the shirt section when a very nice sales lady asked if I needed help.
Her: Is there something I can help you with?
Me: Yeah, do you have any shirts that aren't neon colored?
Me: I'm aware, thanks. I was just wondering if you had anything in more neutral tones.
Her: Not at the moment. Besides, that would be boring! (Said with a smile, though.)
So off I went to the other side of the store to look at sandals. My pair has served me well for several summers and have taken the definition of pathetic to a whole new level. I have no choice, they have to be replaced.
Problem is my back. It doesn't take kindly to heels so I need to find a flat one. Fine. But one that is more then a quarter of a millimeter thick. Which makes things tricky.
I encountered another saleswoman at the shoe department.
Her: Can I help you?
Me: (feeling leary, that question didn't go so well the first time) Yeah, do you have flat sandals that are thicker then these? (Holding up something that looks like a sheet of paper with a couple of licorice strings hanging off it.)
Her: Aren't those cute?
Me: Yeah, but I need something with more support but no heel.
Her: That's kind of boring, isn't it?
**insert colossally huge sigh here**
Needless to say, I didn't buy anything in either area. Because I'm boring. Good to know that's the reason I find it so difficult to buy clothes and shoes. I wasn't offended by their observations, its true. I'm a plain clothing and shoe person. In fact, it was kind of amusing. Just didn't help with my goal of new shirts and shoes.
I went off to another shoe shop where I also struck out. Came home and visited this site. (Which I highly recommend. I order shoes from them all the time and their customer service kicks butt so there's no problem with sending shoes back that don't fit right or are just plain ugly in real life.) Ordered these. Problem solved.
So now my very nice boring sandals are on their way. At least someone has realized dull people need shoes too.