In my defense; they do look a lot alike.
We fix ourselves a pizza every Friday. Last Friday when we were just set to make our pizza, we discovered that we didn’t have a green pepper. Our pizzas have to have green pepper so I volunteered to make a quick trip into the grocery store.
I hurriedly put on my coat, then sat down on the bench by the door and put on my shoes, and out the door I went. I drove into McBride, got the green pepper at the grocery and headed back home.
As I sat back on the bench to take my shoes off I noticed something--I was wearing two different shoes. I had a walking shoe on one foot, and a hiking boot on the other. I hadn’t even been aware of it. I guess I was having what they call a “senior’s moment.” No harm done, I doubt anyone in town had noticed my footwear.
The combination; shoe and boot, reminded me of some trivia I once read. When B.B. King was young his family was very poor and there for a while for footwear he wore one boot and one shoe. As a result he got the nickname “ShoeBootie.” He was probably happy after later getting the job playing music on a radio show advertising biscuits to have that nickname replaced with “Biscuit Boy”. “Biscuit Boy” was soon shortened to “B.B.” which probably made him even happier.
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