Word on the street: When shoes trump rent
Girl #1: So I got my first paycheck last week, and as a treat to myself, I spent it on shoes.
Girl #2: Oh yeah?
Girl #1: Yeah, I spent $600. Got four pairs of shoes.
Girl #2: Four pairs.
Girl #1: Yeah, I got them at the outlet when I was visiting home.
Girl #2: That was the outlet price?
Girl #1: Yeah, I know, can you believe it? Such a deal. But then I had to carry them all home on the plane, because they wouldn't fit in my suitcase, and since I didn't want to let them go, I ended up carrying them for the plane ride.
Girl #2: Wow.
Girl #1: Yeah, they're really hot. One's got this really high heel, I got some black shoes, some red ones ... so now I have like 10 pairs of black shoes, and 8 pairs of red. Except now I won't be able to pay rent this month.
Girl #2: Are you serious?
Girl #1: Well, my roommate is screwing me over. She broke our lease so she could move in with her boyfriend, but I still need to pay her part of the rent, and now I can't afford it because I spent the $600 from my paycheck on shoes.
Girl #2: ...
Girl #1: But I'm not too worried because my dad will help me out. Ooh, that reminds me, I gotta call him!
She pulls out her phone and dials.
Girl #1 (on phone): Hi Sheila, it's --. Is my dad there? Oh. Is he booked all afternoon? Well, can you have him gimme a call back whenever he's between patients? Thanks!
She hangs up.
Girl #1: Just wait until you see these shoes ...