My husbands shoe collection:The above pile you see on my bed is most of Jay's shoe collection. He also has golf shoes, flip flops, a rarely worn pair of lace up boots, and the shoes that he wore to work today. Fifteen pairs. For him, that number isn't that obnoxious. There have been times in our marriage that he's had closer to forty pairs.
In recent years, he's gotten better about keeping his addiction under control. Plus, since we aren't using credit cards this year, he hasn't been able to purchase every brown lace up that crosses his path.
You'd think that having his shoe collection whittled down to a paltry fifteen pairs would make it much easier to care for the beloved collection. And by "care for" I basically mean "put away." But no, I find them everywhere but the closet. I walk the house daily picking up shoes. They're by the front door, the back door, the couch, the piano, and once, most inexplicably, directly in front of the refrigerator. How? Why?
Sometimes if Jay is motivated, he'll carry his shoes into the bedroom and I'll get all excited thinking he's finally learned. But then he'll stop and put them directly in front of the closet. Why? Is he doing this just to piss me off?
This morning I took a few moments to organize Jay's shoes for him. Not because I'm a good wife, but because I actually wanted to walk in to my walk in closet and that couldn't be done because the floor was covered with random shoes and empty shoe boxes. Now Jay just needs to do something about the rest of his side of the closet or else I will be forced to discuss the following questions here:
*Does one man really need 15 pairs of flat front, relaxed fit chinos?
*White linen shirts: How many is too many?