I went for a short walk the other day and when I got back home, one of my feet was very sore. The following day I could hardly walk at all. Being a man I rested up all day on the sofa and had to be waited on hand and foot.
Feeling a bit better the next day, we (the wife and I) ventured out in the car for a meeting we could not miss. After only a few hours and a few steps, my left foot was feeling sore again. So on the way back home we stopped off at a retail park and I hobbled into Boots.
You would think the foot care products would be nearer the door, but oh no, they are after the cosmetics, after the nappies, after the natural health care remedies and after the acres and acres, of shelves and shelves, of boxes and boxes of pills, and bottles and bottles of potions. Then f i n a l l y, near the check out, with a very, very, very sore foot by this time, are the foot care products. Dozens of them – for toes, toenails, flat feet, bunions, corns, blisters, skin exfoliation and e v e n t u a l l y HEELS. I doubt that anybody ever reaches the far corner of a Boots store without having sore feet. It must be a clever bit of contrived store design.
Having hopped past the entire range of Boots products, I am now down to the final twenty – it must be about time for an audience phone-in vote about which heel product to buy.
What to choose:-
? Advanced Footcare Intensive Foot Softener – No, surely I am not even passed the basic level and I must need harder feet not softer ones!
? Advanced Footcare Pressure Relief Insoles – No, it’s my HEEL
? Footcare Diamond Dusted Nailfile– No, wrong end of my foot.
? Flexitol Active Gel Heel Sleeves – maybe but why a sleeve on my FOOT ?
? Gel insoles – NAH!
? Soft Feet Kit – Don’t think so, anyway out of stock
I finally settle for “Scholl Ortha-heel Gel Heel Pain Relievers” – No short names in foot care – and only £22.99.