Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In the Event of an Emergency.....


As you know, it's always crazy hectic on the first day back at work.

I get in a little earlier than usual so that I can go through my emails.... 546 in total. I wasn't into my 12th email when the fire alarm sounded. I reluctantly left my desk and walked down the 10 flights of stairs down to the Evacuation Area.

With me was my purse, my sweater and my office key.

While standing around in the Evacuation Area waiting for the "all clear" before returining to the building (btw, it was only a drill), one of my collegues from a different floor asked me if I brought my shoes with me?

I looked at her quizzically ... honestly, not understanding what she was referring to. She said, "Your Shoes... you know, the ones under your desk? Did you bring them with you?" I said, "No, why?" She then responded, "If I were you, I would have brought my shoes with me. Afterall, you wouldn't want your lovely shoe collection to be burned in a fire, would you?"

Hmmmm.... I've never once thought about this, but hey, she's got a point.

As my regular readers know, I wear my fugly Orthodic shoes to the office daily. I just can't walk any distance in heels. But I love heels and I love my shoes. So, I buy lovely shoes and only wear them in the office. And instead of carrying them to the office and back home each day, I just leave my shoes at the office. And if I need to wear a particular pair on the weekend, I will simply bring it home with me ..... to only bring it back to work on Monday.

But I digress.

So, back to my office shoes. My collegue's right! I need to save my shoes!

In the event of an emergency, I'm going to ask that each of my staff grab one pair of shoes. That works, right?????

Okay... that was really just tongue in cheek. I guess if there's a real emergency, I'm going to lose my office Spring / Summer shoe collection.... unless of course, the emergency is in the Fall / Winter, in which case, I' will then lose that particular collection.

Either way, I will always have 1 other collection at home. And worse case senario, I guess I can always buy more shoes. That's what home insurance is for, right?

A collegue was very kind to give me this shoe rack. He even made up the sign on the right side of the rack. He thought it was funny. I found it embarassing at first. I'm okay with it now.

There's no more space on the rack so the rest of my shoes simply just go on the floor.

And here's a partial glimpse of my office with my Spring / Summer Office Shoe Collection under my desk.

Just out of curiosity, do you have a Seasonal Office Shoe Collection as well?
Have a lovely day girls! Love, Karen


Closet Crisis said...

I love my shoes and comfort...doesn't always go hand in hand :0

I'd NEVER leave my shoes or anything of value in my office. What if someone has sticky fingers???


Chrissy said...

You are too funny! I thought I was the only crazy woman to keep an extensive shoe collection under her desk at work, lol. Mine may be even larger than yours, and I need to get a shoe rack like that!:)

Crew_Girl_In_Canada said...

Hi Closet Crisis, love your user name btw, I have a personal office with keys to my own door. Only people who have access to my office is one of my staff who opens it for me each morning and Security. Let's hope that none of them have women in their lives with size 8 shoes. lol!

Hi Chrissy, glad to see that I'm not the only shoe nut in the world. Do you get lots of comments about your shoes? Do you have a lockable office as well? The shoe rack is great! I just wish it were larger. lol!