Every time I drag myself to a shoe store, I always find myself looking longingly at a stylish, moderately-priced pair that is inevitably just a little too tight at the heel. And I’ll think to myself, “Self, these shoes are 9s. You are a 9. Probably the heel tightness isn’t even noticeable after you’ve broken them in! They’re only $20!”
But the 2nd or 3rd time I try them on, I’ll finally acknowledge that wearing them all day would lead to a lot of ankle bleeding. And no one likes a bleeding ankle.
So I’ll grudgingly step into a pair of boring looking shoes and oh my god my feet are floating happily on clouds and I will end up wearing no other shoes for at least 6 months no matter what the occasion.
(I understand the diseases and get to explain them to patients! My input is valued and sought out! The call room has a scanner!)