|My left boot, with its sole flapping like a duck bill.|
So, OK, here we are in the airport, and I can hardly walk without tripping myself up. Gorgeous Husband helpfully said that perhaps there would be a shoe repair somewhere in the airport, or we could buy some glue. Was there? Not in a million years! Who goes to an airport to have their shoes repaired?!
Also, glue apparently is one of those "dangerous substances" that they don't allow on airplanes, and so no one sells it in any of the shops. Well, what is a person to do??
I've got to admit, it was a ridiculous situation, and so, also called for some creative thinking. We purchased a pack of gum, (yes... chewing gum) and between us, chewed up enough gum to stick down my sole temporarily. I'll bet I was the only woman in the airport whose shoes smelled minty.
Fortunately, when we went through airport security, they didn't ask me to remove my boots, as I don't know if they would have believed that sticky substance holding my shoe together was actually chewing gum and not something new from the terrorist's arsenal.
Has anyone else had a travel wardrobe mishap? Moral of the story: travel with more than one pair of shoes. Just in case.