Whilst shoe shopping for my niece’s birthday recently I encountered a lift like no other lift I have come across before. This lift did not fit my wheelchair, let alone my PA to accompany me!
You see I can’t use a lift alone. Although I have been abandoned in one before by my friend, who got out too quickly leaving me behind going up and down with a couple of old ladies, friendly old ladies that pressed the button for me to return to the floor my friend was waiting for me to appear on!
I’m sure the manufacturers and designers try to think about button placement and height, however due to my limited movement I still can’t press the button to either call the lift, or instruct it as to where to take me.
Anyway back to this particular shopping expedition, and my niece’s shoes. I’m sure one of the lovely shop assistants would have gone upstairs and fetched some shoes for me to look at, but I didn’t see anybody close by. I could have even sent my PA upstairs to have a look for me. But that’s not the same as browsing the shop yourself. Maybe seeing something you totally didn’t think you would like or buy. Also by this point after laughing in shock and confusion with my friend and PA at the ridiculous size of the lift, I was put off spending my money here.
I resorted to buying online. Don’t get me wrong, internet shopping is a phenomena I could only dream of as a child, you can order something one day and own it the next, from the worn in armchair in the comfort of your own home. Spending digital money from plastic cards, it feels like you haven’t spent a penny, until you log in to your internet banking and see those figures dwindle. Did you know you can even pay with your fingerprint now… your fingerprint!
As it happens there wasn’t anything that took my fancy online at Clarks anyway (I did grudgingly look).
I decided on ordering a pair online at Schuh Kids, which brilliantly arrived the next day.
Why are tiny shoes so cute?