Here’s another post that makes me sound like an old lady, but how hard is it to find a shoe store where the salespeople actually know anything about shoes? I’ve been playing tennis recently – because sometimes I find that hiking and yoga just isn’t L.A. enough – and found that my usual running shoes were no good for it. So I went to my local mall and visited 5 shoe stores, all of which had loud hip hop music playing and were full of what I call “vanity sneakers.” Pumas, Converse, all the cool things the kids are wearing these days. And all of these stores were specifically aimed at sports shoes – Foot Locker, Champs, etc. And here’s how it went down at Lady Foot Locker:
Timid Employee: Can I help you find a shoe?
Me: I’m looking for a tennis shoe. Like a shoe to actually play tennis in.
TE: Oh…I don’t really know anything about tennis shoes. But I know about walking and running shoes.
Me: I don’t need walking or running shoes.
So I went home and ordered some Adidas tennis shoes online. And I wore them today and they are great. So there, dummies!
In Hollywood news, last week I auditioned for a part on the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” At this point I had figured I didn’t get it, but sitting home tonight watching Access Hollywood, I found out who did. Drumroll please….Britney Spears.