“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89003 Aug 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Okay- here is a piece of trivia for you.The fashion for wearing athletic shoes for commuting and putting on dress heels when you got yo the office started with the 1980 NYC transit strike. I was there. Women in Dress-for-Success suits with bow ties had on athletic shoes and were walking because there was no bus or subway service. It caught on.
Daghts: I am close to your vintage. I bought a pair or dress boots for work in July 1978 at Bloomingdales in NYC; I am reasonably sure I wore thin black leather boots with a maxi skirt to my first job after college in 1971.I worked at a publisher.
My first job downtown was 1962. It's what you did if you weren't going to college. Wasn't going to wear galoshes.:)
Then in the mid-80's I was back working in the Loop and living in the city and was happy to wear sneakers to work.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#89004 Aug 2, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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In all the European cities I was in this year the girls/women dressed very stylishly and almost all of them wore flats, more so then sneakers. Flats are coming back.
This isn't Europe, honey.

(and you're not the first person I've had to remind about that little factoid. What is it with you people?)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#89005 Aug 2, 2013
Don't worry dog, you can wear your heels as long as you like. You dont have to be a slave to fashion.
edogxxx wrote:
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This isn't Europe, honey.
(and you're not the first person I've had to remind about that little factoid. What is it with you people?)

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89006 Aug 2, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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This isn't Europe, honey.
(and you're not the first person I've had to remind about that little factoid. What is it with you people?)
Well now that we have verified your personal GPS is working... fats are very much in style in Chicago as well. The stiletto heels as part of business attire occurs only in advertising both the ads and possibly the profession. The women with any street cred' wear flats or pumps with a 2 " heel, max.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89007 Aug 2, 2013
Flats are very much in style in Chicago

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#89008 Aug 2, 2013
I like it better when you said "fats".

Since: Jan 10

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#89009 Aug 2, 2013
Flats have been back for a year or two now, but I don't like 'em so I don't wear 'em. But the cute trendy girls at work wear them all the time.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#89010 Aug 2, 2013
I have a paper box full of shoes that I keep in file drawer at work. No way am I commuting in heels, unless they are the new pair of crocs sandals I just got. They're comfy and I could care less if they get nasty on the L.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#89011 Aug 2, 2013
And luckily for me, my mental state is such that my current task is right up my alley.

I have to fold and stuff 1800+ letters. I have been woozy and light-headed all day, and this is just perfect...

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#89012 Aug 2, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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This isn't Europe, honey.
(and you're not the first person I've had to remind about that little factoid. What is it with you people?)
Actually, I've just been granted asylum in Russia, you bonehead.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#89013 Aug 2, 2013
Toj wrote:
I like it better when you said "fats".
That, too. The food there is so damn good.

Since: Jan 10

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#89014 Aug 2, 2013
I have a big, deep purple bruise on my upper arm. I hope someone asks about it tonight so I can say "Yeah, I didn't hear Nick the first time he told me to do something."

;)

COmpany picnic tonight, leaving in 7 minutes to help set up beer and pop!

Since: Oct 12

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#89015 Aug 2, 2013
squishymama wrote:
And luckily for me, my mental state is such that my current task is right up my alley.
I have to fold and stuff 1800+ letters. I have been woozy and light-headed all day, and this is just perfect...
Remember George's fiancee, Susan... on Seinfeld?....DON'T Lick those envelopes....lol....
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#89016 Aug 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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My coworker bought Jimmy Choos (they cost more than her wedding dress) for her wedding and she swears that they are comfortable and now she believes the actresses and models who say that the expensive ones are designed to support your feet properly and be far more comfortable than cheaper high heels.
It's true. I refuse to spend more than $30 for shoes.
I found some awesome snakeskin pink/black strappy stilettos at Aldo. They were $85 normally but the WEBSITE had them on sale for $15! If you buy them in the store they ship them to your home for free.
Those suckers are the highest shoes I have and never hurt!

But I still won't pay more than $30 for them, lol, so I troll Aldo online for sales...

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#89017 Aug 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Flats are very much in style in Chicago
last year hte girls in our summer intern program were wearing sky high heels, IIRC. this year, they seem to be in flats much more often, even when "dressed up". they also seem to be dressing more casually when not in suits than i remmeber from last year.

oh no.... did i get "old" all of a sudden? "these damn kids these days!" <shaking fist at nothing>

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#89018 Aug 2, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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This isn't Europe, honey.
(and you're not the first person I've had to remind about that little factoid. What is it with you people?)
Not to be pedantic, but "factoid" doesn't mean little/small fact. In FACT it doesn't mean "fact" at all.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fac...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#89019 Aug 3, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Not to be pedantic, but "factoid" doesn't mean little/small fact. In FACT it doesn't mean "fact" at all.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fac...
"a briefly stated and usually trivial fact"

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#89020 Aug 3, 2013
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#89021 Aug 3, 2013
Went to gun range and the owners had some stupid pitbull dog running free! I have dog phobia and freaked out, having a mini panic attack as I'm blubbering about getting it away as it's running at me.
The owner replies with, "I heard you the first time."
What a doosh! Oh, I was so angry at his defensive ways to a new female customer obviously frozen in fear. Jerk.
Sorry---still hot over the issue. He was not apologetic at all.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#89022 Aug 3, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
Went to gun range and the owners had some stupid pitbull dog running free! I have dog phobia and freaked out, having a mini panic attack as I'm blubbering about getting it away as it's running at me.
The owner replies with, "I heard you the first time."
What a doosh! Oh, I was so angry at his defensive ways to a new female customer obviously frozen in fear. Jerk.
Sorry---still hot over the issue. He was not apologetic at all.
Ugh. I can understand the security reasons for having a pitbull around, but he makes his living by customers. I assume there are other places you can go?

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