Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I can't stand stupid people. There are days it iritates me that they are even able to function in society. I had to get Caleb some new shoes...his were ragged and dirty from wearing them outside all the time(where he lives basically)so we were on a quest. Seriously that was basically what it was. I usually get kids shoes from Stride Rite...when I say kid I mean when they are two years old and under. In my opinion it's too hard to find shoes that fit them correctly otherwise. However when it was time for him to get new shoes I started looking elsewhere because he is pretty close to 2 and Stride Rite is VERY expensive! I looked and looked and looked for almost two weeks everywhere I knew and I could find nothing that would fit him. We finally realized that we were going to have to bite the bullet and go to Stride Rite.
When we first got there I saw our least favorite attendant that works there and said a few nasty words to David before entering the store praying that things would go okay. The last time we were there she sized Caleb and we left the store with shoes that were two sizes too small and left marks on his feet. The people that work there are usually excellent and you don't have to worry about whether the shoes fit or not...they are very knowledgeable when it comes to small children. So I was hoping we weren't going to have another bad experience with her.
First of all..he didn't like her at all. Guess I should of taken his cue and gotten out of there because when she first put her hand on his foot to measure it he pitched a fit! After much trying on of several different shoes we finally found one that fit...a 10XW (extra wide)and as I was checking out everything just fell apart. I mentioned to her that I had tried to look elsewhere but had had no luck and she started on her insane comments. She said that his foot was so wide that he would never YES YOU HEARD ME NEVER be able to wear a Nike shoe. The kid is 22 months old and she is telling me that in 30 years he won't be able to wear a Nike...he might...and she put extreme emphasis on MIGHT be able to wear a New Balance or a Saucony but most definitely not a Nike then she did it UNLESS HE THINS OUT she says. My jaw about hit the floor! Caleb is 26 pounds at almost 2 years old...the last time we were at the doctor he was in the 95% for his height but the 20% for his weight. He is so tall that he's off the charts but it makes him much thinner. Seriously when I hug or hold him I can feel his ribs. He's healthy and eats constantly but he's just so tall that he doesn't appear like most small kids do when they are pudgy and round still and this lady is tell me he needs to thin out. How can a kid in the 20% for his weight thin out anymore...he'd be sick as a dog WOMAN.
Needless to say we did leave with shoes and they do fit but I can't stand the woman!!!!! Ugh...she just irks me!!!!!