A few years ago, I was in a little shoe boutique, minding my own business (OK, I was ogling the wares - so sue me!), when I heard a loud, two-beat ka-boom!
At the same time, I felt the floor shake.
I'm a little skittish, especially with loud noises. So I got startled and looked around to see what caused it.
The source? A customer, turning away from the register, had fallen down off her ultra-stylin', just-purchased platform shoes - landing right on her behind.
After making sure she was OK, I left the store, mortified for her, not wanting to tempt fate, myself.
And you know? With all those sky-high, pencil-thin heels out there, the memory plays through my mind each time I go shoe-shopping.
Why don't shoe manufacturers make more styles with two-inch heels and a wide base? Yeah, I know - style, but still - surely they can make a stylish shoe that we can walk in and avoid falling over in!