Thursday, December 09, 2010

What doesn't belong?

Last night I spent an hour and a half in the Bass Pro Shop searching for waterproof boots or waders to encase my large feet. After struggling with more than my fair share of boots, I finally determined that it wasn't the size of my foot that was keeping me from finding something to keep my feet dry in the middle of a river but was instead my extremely high instep.

Waders
Photo by Luigi Anzivino

Not to be defeated, I marched over to the waders. As I combed through the display, pulling and stretching as necessary, I wondered if I could indeed pull them off. Before giving it too much more thought, the box was in my hand, and I was dodging holiday shoppers on my way to the fitting room.

wader - clay - mud - 22
Photo by Welliefreak

Well, boys and girls, it was not a pretty site. Do you remember that episode of Friends where Ross wears a pair of new leather pants on a date? That was me in the dressing room. I've never made sausage, but I reckon I now know what it's like to shove sausage into that casing. Clearly, neoprene is not for me.

2 comments:

  1. Wading through mud or water with those things on looks like fun, but I'd probably be freaking out the whole time.

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  2. Hahaha....I feel your pain.

    ANY kind of boots/foot "articles of wear" give me fits. My calves are HUGE. *sigh* I've only ever found one pair of boots that fit.

    Well...your search continues...and I hope it yields success, my friend.

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