There are people who love summer. Possibly, even, most people love summer.
I admit it's kind of a luxury to have so much of it, and have it so long, that I can legitimately dislike what other people crave through their longer, colder winters. But normal people seem to resemble the following :
(You can zoom this by clicking it, if you like.)
All pretty self-explanatory. Each thing there, you like or you don't like. I don't.
The one item that inspires a rant, though, is flip-flops.
What is this Universal Worship of flip-flops?? Who decreed that we're all supposed to just adore them??
In my version of the feminist era, we took Women's Studies classes in which we studied ancient foot-binding and compared it to crippling pointy high heels, as being ways to hobble and thereby disempower women.
Yeah, 6-inch spiked heels are back but my concern is the so-called "comfy" shoe.
The %&*$ing shoe that has no back. Everything from bedroom slippers (Yeah, those are just REAL warm and cozy) to sneakers is abundantly piled on the shoe department shelf in backless styles.
Play tennis in this tennis shoe. Go on, dare ya.
Flip-flops are the same. An insecure shoe that's under, not on, your foot. Scuff along! Clench your foot with each step, to keep the shoe on. I mean, you're only a chick. You don't want to run or jump, or defend yourself, or chase that purse-snatcher at the mall, or pretty much do anything except be fashionable. In my opinion it's yet another conspiracy by The Patriarchy!
Really, the flip-flop cult has gotta end.