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 Category:  General Fiction
  Posted: July 4, 2019      Views: 54

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"Red Shoes" by KatyM



I go to the mall to try to find some shoes to wear with my new dress. I am going on a date with my favorite person. I spot the ones I want. They are shiny red high heels with a strap that goes in the back. I look at the price. Oh my! As much as I love them, I just can't see buying the red shoes for that much money. I look around to see where the salesperson is to see if they are on sale.
She sees me and comes to see if I need anything. "Do you have these in a size 8 1/2?"

"Let me go in the back and see if we do. "

I look at the shoes again and shake my head. I just can't buy them for 95.00 dollars. I have never bought a pair of shoes for that much. I am in school and only have a part-time job.
The salesperson comes back and says, "Yes, we do have a size 8 1/2."
She gets one out of the box for me to try on. The shoe looks wonderful on my foot. I try the other shoe to get the full effect.

"The shoes look really good on you."

"Thanks, I really love them but just can't justify the cost."

I take the shoes off and put them back in the box. The salesperson excuses herself to help another customer.

When I look up I see that the salesperson is helping someone that got the same kind of shoes I tried on. I wipe a tear from one of my eyes. I get up to leave. The salesperson comes over to me and hands me a bag. I give her a puzzled look.

"That lady, who just left, she bought the shoes for you. She said you look really good in them and you should have them." The salesperson then gave me the bag with the shoes. I can't believe that someone that didn't know me would be so kind and buy me something that I really want. I decided that day that I would keep it going and buy something unexpected for the next person I saw.
With tears in my eyes I said thank you to the salesperson and walked away.

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