First World Problems

August 19, 2015

Cheap, Lloyd

Lauren is mad at me, because I have all of these nearly interesting things that I could write a post about, but I never remember to take a ‘before’ picture. It’s all about the before picture folks. For instance, wouldn’t this post be a lot more interesting if you could see what my boots looked like, you know, before?

I don’t remember if these boots are 3 or 4 years old, but the soles were wearing out and had become detached in the front. I didn’t know if I wanted to have them resoled as that would cost $85 to $95. They are nice boots, but they were starting to look too shabby to wear everyday (which is how I wear my boots).

Instead, I opted for just getting the toes repaired. That cost $35 at Ole’s Shoe Repair. It looks like they did a nice job, and I suppose these are my emergency backup boots now.


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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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3 Responses to “First World Problems”

  1. Brad Said on:

    This reminds me of that idea about how poor people can’t afford to buy things that last a long time, so they buy cheaper ones, but then they have to buy a new one sooner, and they end up spending more money over all, and they get poorer. I didn’t say it well. I’ll look for it…

    It’s a Terry Pratchett quote! Here it is:


  2. Jane Said on:

    Lucky you. We no longer have a repairman in our area. He passed away several years ago. Saddle shop bought his equipment. Guess we have more leather saddles than shoes in this area.


  3. Gretchen Said on:

    Friends used to say, “We’re too poor to be cheap.”


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