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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Slippers Do The Old Folks Shuffle

It must be something from my childhood, but when I hear people shuffling along with feet slightly dragging, it sounds like old people to me. I am not in any way disparaging old people. I am one of them.

Someone gave me these slippers. I have worn them for a few years now. One day I accidentally spilled a drop of bleach on one slipper. So, instead of looking at the drop and letting it bother me, I took a Q-tip dipped in bleach and made a design in the slippers. My way of turning lemons into lemonade. Or in this case, damaged slippers into funky art.

When I walk around the house with my slippers on though, I don't walk my usual way. I shuffle. That is the only way to keep the slippers from slipping! Thus, the Old Folks Shuffle.

21 comments:

Ms. A said...

Hahaha, I know what you mean! Some slippers are made for shuffling. Hubby shuffles in his, too. (and trips quite often)

oceangirl said...

Yes I can hear my Mom coming.

Anne H said...

That's funny - and true!

DJan said...

Your slippers are indeed a work of art. And I too am a shuffler when wearing my slippers. I had to smile because I know I've wondered if I need a new pair, but then I realize that I have always shuffled around like that when wearing any slippers. :-)

terri said...

I love the way you fixed up your slippers with the bleach. I would never have thought to do something so creative!

"Abby" said...

Great idea with the bleach! Now I'm wondering which one was the original "accident".

Your slippers look comfy - meant for shuffling.

CiCi said...

Ms.A, this style with no back makes it impossible to walk normally. Ha.

oceangirl, that's what I think too, sounds like my mom.

Anne, you probably work around people who walk in their slippers like these.

DJan, I wear socks with my slippers and it helps keep my feet warm as well as keep the slippers on my feet.

terri, it is a natural thing for me to do, change something to make it last longer.

Abby, ha, the 3dots in a triangle started with a small dot accidentally spilled on it.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Our daughter suffles with some oversized slippers and it drives me crazy!!!

Brian Miller said...

ha i like your art...it gives them personality...smiles.

Jeni said...

Sometimes, I think I "shuffle along" regardless of what I have on my feet! These days, my slippers are actually a pair of Mandy's that I commandeered but which are just a tad loose on my feet so I definitely do shuffle along through the house with these babies on! I think maybe next week, I may treat myself to a nice pair of slippers from Penney's provided they still have the kind I got older daughter for Christmas on sale -and who knows, maybe even at a better price. I do need a pair that don't slip off my feet quite as easily as these do when I walk! Happy New Year too -while I'm here and the memory is working a bit!

bill lisleman said...

great idea and nice design - I love good slippers

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

:) That's funky art indeed.
My boots are a bit loose, so I dragged them a little when walking. They made such a distinct sound that people would know I am arriving right away.

Rock Chef said...

A clever fix for the bleach mark!

I have new slippers this year, but they fit really well - no shuffling for me!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Slippers make me happy, and the more worn out and shuffle-y they are, the better! Love your bleach art. :)

Hilary said...

You're a hoot, CiCi. What a great idea. I will not let an errant drop of bleach bother me from here on in. Thanks for that.

Tabor said...

Congrats on your POTW...a good read.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Congrats on being a POTW! I love the idea of the design on your slippers. Oh, and sometimes I shuffle too. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

this was so cute!!! congrats on your POTW!

Daniel said...

Clever and imaginative solution!

Congrats on your POTW!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice idea with the bleach. I had a lady who did the shuffle all day, and told everyone she passed she loved them, shuffling off down a hall with a smile.

CherylK said...

I know exactly what you mean...mine shuffle, too! The hardest part is going up and down the stairs with them on! Thanks for the smile and congratulations on your POTW mention!