Overheard: This conversation between two students.
Male: You know, the basic difference between men and women is that men would never wear uncomfortable shoes.
Male: Seriously. Men would never try on fifty pairs of shoes only to find a pair that looks good but makes each step a living hell. It would just never happen.
Female: But I bet you like it when women wear high heels.
Male: Well, I don't mind, but I've never honestly looked at a woman in flip-flops and thought, "She would be attractive if only she was wearing high heels." Women just do that to themselves, so they can impress other women.
Me, conscious of blister rubbing painfully against heel of cute shoe, files conversation away for further thought.
Paula Treick DeBoard