If you had one wish, what would it be?
About every three months, hubby and I go to the shoe department of J.C. Penney’s and purchase a new pair of Docker’s Glacier, size 11 work shoes. It’s a ritual. We go home, place the new receipt in the new box. Toss the old shoes and the old box. Place new inserts in the new shoes. Hubby is good to go for a few more months.
Last night he brought one of each shoe in and we studied them for a bit. I grabbed my camera for documentation. Can you even imagine how many miles are on these shoes? My hubby is a retail manager for Hobby Lobby. He has worked for them for many years. People who do not know retail may think he has a cushy job. Study. These. Shoes.
He left this morning around 6:30. I will see him this evening around 9:30. (But he does have normal short days. Those would be the ten-hour days.) During November and December, the hours increase and they move to a required six-day work week to better serve the customer. Last year I bought him a pedometer to wear for the crazy Thanksgiving weekend. His highest mileage day was around 25 miles. An average day is 18. I think we were both better off not knowing.
I spoke with a young man yesterday who is running for Congress. He asked what issues we would want addressed in government. Hubby and he spoke of taxes, 2nd amendment laws, social security, and monies spent frivolously. I spoke of labor laws. Capping hours on salaried personnel so that they are either compensated or have regulated hours.
Hubby does not complain. He loves working with people and is good at what he does. He and many others like him, just do it. Everyday. And when the tread on the shoes gets thin, off to the store to replace them….again.
And this is why I need to win the lottery. ♥