Dark and Comfortable

Siouxsie went shoe shopping tonight.  When you have an important business meeting it feels good to buy a new pair of shoes.   Plus, it is a great way to procrastinate and get rid of any pre-meeting anxiety.

One prerequisite for tonight’s purchase was comfort.  Last time Siouxsie traveled out-of-state for a similar meet up, she walked further than she had planned.   She and her colleague got lost, and parked far far away from their destination.

Siouxsie is taking no chances this time  — she bought a pair of *gasp* Aerosoles.

Whatever.  As soon as the meeting is over, and Siouxsie is back in her car, she is switching out the ribbons for some with skulls on them.

Siouxsie will admit she felt a little out of place at the Aerosoles store.  But it made her night when a ten-year-old girl approached and asked, “Are you goth?”   The girl’s mother was mortified and embarrassed by her daughter’s curiosity.   Siouxsie thought it was the sweetest thing ever.  The girl’s question was without any judgment or condescension.  The rest of the conversation went something like this:

Siouxsie:  I guess so.  How did you know?

Girl:  You have the biggest boots on I’ve ever seen.  Where did you ever find shoes like that?

Siouxsie:  E-bay.  I even have an e-Bay app just so I can find cool boots.

Girl:  Cool.

Siouxsie:  Yup.  How do you know about goth?  Do they teach you about this stuff in school?

Girl:  Nah, I watch cartoons.

Siouxsie:  Cool.

The end.


It’s funny that parents and the media worry so much about kids listening to Marilyn Manson (who may or may not even be goth), but yet parents and the media always forget about cartoons.

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~ by siouxsielaw on April 11, 2011.

14 Responses to “Dark and Comfortable”

  1. These were my latest dark but comfortable shoes. Can’t go wrong with Dr. Marten (or Fluevog for that matter!).


  2. I loved the Beetlejuice cartoon. And, I like those shoes.

  3. Beetlejuice is awesome. The shoes, too.

  4. that is a completely amazing story!!! love it.

  5. aww cute story and very nice shoes…today I was very ungoth and wore converse. I’ve been asked if I’m a mermaid (pink hair) , a fairy, a ‘grunger’ (how 90’s) an emo, and quite regularly a witch. I’m a teacher so keeping kids on their toes is useful… although my own kidlets find mainstream mummies much more freaky and weird… which is good! Sorry what a waffle, all I had to say was ‘nice shoes’. blog Love x

  6. i love this story! a few weeks ago on my way to work, i stopped in a gas station and some creepy guy said, “i hope you’re not going to work dressed like that.” i said i was, he asked what i did. i told him i was a lawyer. he said he thought a lot of the guys at the bar he went to would like to meet a lawyer that dressed like me, and he asked for my card. i said i didn’t have any and got out of there as fast as i could. not nearly as endearing as your encounter with the little girl. 🙂

    • Ha! That is a great, albeit creepy, story. If you want to do a polyvore/guest post on what you wore along with the story, I’ll post it. I probably would have told the guy that he and buddies couldn’t afford my retainer and rate. Though, on second thought after reading this, it sounds a little bit like prostitution. Ewww.

  7. For very comfortable heels that are client-meeting-appropriate, check out Clark’s Indigo line. At some point, this manufacturer of earthy-crunchy shoes figured out how to make heels that have a wee bit of charm (as work shoes go), and they’re comfortable enough to walk for miles in. For example:

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