About a month ago, I ordered a gorgeous pair of brown suede boots from the same place where I got my black boots, because boots are the perfect thing to wear to work in the winter, and having them only in black meant that I could never wear boots with brown clothes. I like this place because they do custom calf sizes, which is great for me because my calves never fit into normal boots.
When I placed the order, I was informed that they were out of stock in my size, but they expected to have them in again soon. But four weeks went by and I didn't hear anything, so I went on the site to check and discovered that a) the boots were on sale, and b) they had the next calf size down from mine in stock. Duh, I should have thought of that earlier, since boots are stretchy and I'm in the process of losing weight.
In fact, I whipped out my trusty tape measure and measured my calves, and you know what? The size I ordered? Is now too big. The next size down is actually the right size! Even though my black boots still fit, they've definitely gotten looser, and I always thought it was because leather stretches, and maybe that's part of it. But really? My calves are just smaller, and that is so exciting.
So I wrote to the people and canceled my other (full-price, too-big) order, and then placed the order for the cheaper, correctly-fitting boots, and they shipped the NEXT DAY. After I waited FOUR WEEKS for the first pair. I would be mad, except that by waiting that long, I got them on sale, and everyone likes a good sale. So by doing this, I got the boots for cheaper, in the right size, sooner. It's not just a win-win situation; it's a WIN-WIN-WIN situation. In short, I WIN.
And also? The weather today is too warm for boots. In January. How awesome is that? And how perfect is the timing, because if I already had my boots, I'd be impatient for the right weather so I could wear them.
On another note, all these people in my office are only just back to work today after the holidays, so they're all saying Happy New Year when they see me, and it feels very weird. Next time somebody says that to me, I may feel compelled to tell them to get with the program. I've been back in the office for two weeks. Happy New Year is so last week.
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