When it comes to fashion and shoe wear,  you can say I am quite basic – I do not go above and beyond to look good. I typically wear whatever is in my cupboard, provided it is clean. The same can be said about my shoes, I wear whatever is in my shoe cupboard. Today’s horrific, yet hilarious ending, was a clear sign that I really need to take the time and money into buying proper shoes, and maybe, clothes.

Because it is the start of a new month, this meant it was time to buy electricity for the house, and buying power in the early days of the month is said to be cheaper (clearly this was not the case). Because I stay in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, the closest place for buying electricity would be at my local grocery store, Spar – Spar is a 15 minute walk from where I stay. It was in the afternoon, so I decided to wear my good ole’ slops… let my feet enjoy the strong wind of PE…

As I was walking up the street, just a couple of meters from my house, I suddenly feel this sharp sting under my shoe… Initially I thought maybe it was a stone…then I thought… this pain too real for it to be a stone… I try slipping my foot out of my shoe, and felt there was something that had cut through my shoe, and into my foot! I thought it was a really sharp stone, then I came to the conclusion it is a glass! I slipped my foot out of my shoe really slowly – the glass piece came off… I look under my foot and saw I got cut up real bad!

The piece of glass that went up my shoe!!
The piece of glass that went up my shoe!!
The bleeding started a few seconds after the glass cut.... Excuse my foot looking a little ratchet in this picture!
The bleeding started a few seconds after the glass cut…. Excuse my foot looking a little ratchet in this picture!

I was so calm and dramatic about this cut…. luckily I was walking with my housemate – she gave me a plaster to apply to my foot…. I was saying to everyone: “I just want this plaster to hold until I get to Spar and return…then it can cave in, if it wants to”. After this incident, I have come to realize I really need to get strong shoes… I was thinking of going cheap on shoes because walking to and from campus everyday has ruined some of my best shoes. I am planning a trip down to Markhams to get me some quality shoes!!

I don’t know how I didn’t see this glass on my path 🙁 This is one downside to living in a student-dominated neighborhood… that the broken glasses from their parties (I heard the term used to describe these now is “Turn-ups”) could potentially affect you…and you didn’t attend the party!!