Men Don't Get it!

Guy got a new pair of shoes in the mail the other day. Not a particularly unusual occurrence in our house, but these shoes were different. As soon as she opened the box and showed me, I knew it! You don’t wear these shoes to work or to the market.


These shoes will need an event!


Like most men tend to do, I asked a stupid question:


“How much were those?”


I was already preparing to amortize the cost per wearing.


But eye roll said it all: "You're too stupid to even talk to!" is what I'm sure she was thinking! Either that or "You just don't get me!"


She’s right about one of those! To me, I don’t care how high the heel is; no one needs shoes like that! Where's the Buckeye logo??


But I do get her a bit (I think). To Guy, the value of the shoes is not in the height of the heel. It’s not the quality of the leather nor the color. It’s not even in the comfortable fit; she would gladly give up comfort for beauty.


No, the real value of the new shoes to Guys is just this: they’re new!


Careers are kind of like that too!


Tomorrow we leave for a short vacation and then it’s time to get home and get to work. I was hoping to string together two-weeks off but my life here continues to be a bit of a madhouse. I was expecting that selling the stores would be an emotional drain but I’ll admit to being surprised how much actual work is involved. I’m still calling people for money and paying taxes! You know; the fun stuff!


But when we return it’s time to start my work at “The Benjamin” as many of our Spanish speaking customers in the Bronx used to call Benjamin Moore.


So, if you look at the “big picture”, it looks like things are finally settling down for me.