This weekend I had what I thought was a small pebble in my slipper. I’m one of those people that occasionally walk outside in my slippers so I wasn’t too concerned. I tried shaking the pebble out and it was still there after I put my slipper back on. I tried brushing the bottom of my sock thinking it had been caught in its fibers, but after I put my sock on I could still feel the pebble when I walked
It must be on the inside of my sock (not that unusual, I’ve had it happen before) I took my slipper off and turned my sock inside out. There was a tiny hole in the foot area *exactly* where I felt the pebble in my slipper. Darn, those are my good Columbia wool socks.
That’s one heck of a pebble.
I shook my sock and then put it back on. I could still feel the pebble in my slipper. Thinking it was now the hole in my sock that I was feeling, I put on a new pair of socks. That should fix everything.
Except that I could *still* feel the damn pebble.
Starting to get a little annoyed, I took my slipper off and examined its interior. When I rubbed my fingers along its length, I could definitely feel something. I turned the slipper over to look at its sole and sure enough, I found that I had stepped on something that was causing a bump in the insole.
In looking at it closer, I discovered that it was a shard of glass large enough to penetrate the sole and poke through the insole. Yup, it wasn’t a pebble I was walking on – it was the pointed end of a piece of glass.
I wish I could turn this story into some kind of a life lesson like – take care of small problems before they become big ones.
But you know what? Here’s the takeaway – If you’re dumb enough to not realize you are walking around on a PIECE OF GLASS then you pretty much deserve everything you get.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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