I don’t think I can tell you how bad I feel about this.
But it happened.
All I can do is learn from it and move forward.
This story begins a few weeks ago. The managing editor, Ryan McGaughey, was wearing a plaid shirt. It wasn’t his best choice in clothes. I made the comments about how he looked like a farmer. And I made them all day long.
Well, I never claimed to be a fashion guru. I’m surprised when I have matching socks on. I have learned how to match my belt and my shoes, but that’s about as far as I go.
That’s what makes this story even worse.
So, I was packing for my two-day trip during my lunch hour on Monday.
I took extra care to pack extras of everything. I never know where these trips will take me, so I try to be prepared for just about anything.
I had everything ready to go in my car and I took off Monday after work.
I was still in my work clothes — a polo, black dress pants and black dress shoes. I was just past Jackson when I realized my mistake.
I didn’t have any other shoes.
In my bag was enough clothes to last for a week. But the only pair of shoes I had was my dress shoes.
I was too far along to turn around, so I just kept going.
For the most part, I did pretty well disguising my error. If you wear jeans, it’s not a big deal. And let’s be honest, who looks at a guys’ shoes?
Here was the kicker. Wednesday I went golfing. I was able to wear my golf shoes to and from the course. But then I was stuck.
I had on a pair of khaki shorts.
This left me two options. The first was I could go and change. If I put on jeans, it wouldn’t look so awkward.
Or I could just wear my shorts and look ridiculous.
I chose option 2. I’m not proud of it, but I didn’t want to dig out a pair of jeans, dirty them and go through the trouble of changing.
Luckily, no one saw this unfortunate fashion incident. But I had to laugh about it.
And of course, share it with you, my faithful readers.