Sunday, December 30, 2007

UGGbelievable...

I love them.
Andrew hates them.
But he is such a good husband that he put his personal views aside and bought me a pair for Christmas.  Tall.  Chocolate brown.  Just what I wanted.  But, oh the drama that has revolved around these boots since Christmas morning.

Andrew knows I wear a size 8, so logically he bought me a size 8.  No one told him that UGG boots should be purchased one size smaller than the usual size of the wearer, as they should be snug, allowing them to properly mold to the wearer's feet.  I knew when I put them on, and began dancing around the house, that I needed a size 7.  I didn't want to admit it, but I knew.  On December 26th I began making phone calls.  It seems every shop in all of Canada is depleted of UGGs...  What to do?  What to do?  Desperate to wear my new boots, but not willing to risk hating them in a week because they are too big, I needed a solution, and waiting until mid-January when new shipments were due to arrive was not an option.  My mom is here for a few days visiting, and we ventured off to the mall today in search of an answer.  Every shop we went to had one, maybe two pairs left... Size 5... Size 9... Then I found them.  Size 7... not chocolate brown, but chestnut.  Lovely, but I just wasn't quite "feeling it", so I left them, and walked around with Mom and the babies for another hour.  We were having some lunch when I was overcome with the realization that I NEEDED those size 7 chestnut UGGs.  I think I reached this epiphany at the same moment Mom said:  "Maybe you just weren't meant to have UGGs.".  I couldn't bear the thought.  I walked, well, ran back to the store, and as I rounded the corner I saw her.  A very pretty girl holding MY BOOT.  I knew they were the only ones left.  My heart began to race. I could feel my face getting hot.  I broke a sweat.  She literally examined every inch of that boot for what felt like an hour, but was probably only 10 seconds.  She slowly put the boot down, and took one step back to examine it from a slight distance.  I  knew what she was doing.  I knew what I had to do.  I didn't even hesitate (not like me at all).  I snatched up the boot, walked directly to the cashier and proclaimed:  "I'll take these.".  I truly believed the pretty girl was going to smack me/tackle me/do something awful to me on my way out of the shop.  I didn't care.  I have lovely tall chestnut UGGs, and they fit like a dream.

jbxo

9 comments:

Glenda/Miranda said...

UGGS??? bwahaha my cunning plan is working. next; hospital scrubs hehehe hisssss

Call me Bubbles Dahling! said...

My Goodness, what a kind and caring husband you have. Obviously well bred!

Emma-Kate Castricum said...

I just find this so funny, I too love my boots, when it's freezing cold there's NOTHING nicer than Ugg boots. Although I would never dare wear them out of the house or in public. In Australia it's kind of a revloting thing to do!! My husband, like yours always detested them until I wore them around the house wiht a short pair of shorts. I don't quite know how that combination worked for him but after that he loved it! Maybe you should give it a try?

I also thought the boot stand off in the shop was hysterical. The same thing happened to me on Boxing Day at the Ralph Lauren sale. I had woken early and planned to be there at 7am when they opened knowing exactly what I was after.....a white blazer size 2. The only problem was there was only one. It was like slow motion as I watched another desperate shopper making her way to the blazers, knowing she had to be a 2 also (she was exactly my height and size) I basically rugby tackelled other shoppers out of the way to grab that hanger first. It really was a victorious feeling! I'm sure there will be other white blazers for her but this one was MINE. The things girls will do!!
Em

Bubblesdahling said...

i read emma kate's blog but couldn't leave a comment b/c her settings are different to yours. wassupwifdat?

Cherry said...

You are nasstttyyyyy!!! I luv it!

Emma-Kate Castricum said...

Hi Clinka, now I'm using your blog as an open forum!! I have no idea why my settings are different to yours? You had no trouble leaving a comment did you? Bubblesdahling do you think I've set something wrong?? I'm still just testing the blogging waters!!

Hope the uggs are keeping you snug,

Em

clinka said...

Emma & Bubbles....
Emma - your settings are so that only registered bloggers can leave comments - you can change it under your profile settings.

jb :)

bubblesdahling said...

clinka dahling: how kind of you. now i can leave comments on other people's blogs too. i do think bloggers deserve feedback for their efforts! :-))

Debs said...

UGG Boots, don't talk to me about UGGs they're the bain of my life!!

As I can't find anywhere over here that stocks them for under £120 a pair I had to order them from Australia - mind you good thing I did, I saved a whopping £120 by purchasing 3 pair as Aimee couldn't decided between Chocolate Brown, Chestnut or Pink. Me, I own a £6 brown and black pair from Primark.

Don't EVER stop the blogging Jules I love them, you cheer me up. I gave you a standing ovation never mind applause, love ya lots, Debs x