In which she rants about things that bug her

Went to buy my little girl sandals the other day. You remember sandals? Breezy footwear for hot Washington summers? Looking for something she can usually wear with shorts but also with dresses for Mass on Sunday. What did we find? Flip-flops! Nothing but flip-flops. Lots of colors, no complaints about the color variety. But people, I don't care how many sequins you put on 'em, or how high a platform you give 'em. Even making 'em in gold or silver lamé or black patent leather will not change the basic fact. Flip-flops are for the beach, the pool and the garden. Flip-flops are not a dress shoe.