7.26.2013

Susan keeps a pair of leather slippers embroidered with gold thread under her desk at Acme Sweatshop. They're very simply constructed and minimally durable, but perfect for when her feet hurt. Susan was wearing her work slippers when she walked into a room being prepared for carpeting. The realization that the floor had a layer of adhesive was immediate. A split second.

One of the workmen sprang into action removing much of the sticky, tacky, smelly glue but it wasn't good enough. As Susan walked down the hall her slippers stuck to the floor and she heard at least one person guffaw.

Susan's solution was to lay down two sheets of copy paper and step on them. She walked with her flapping copy paper slippers over to get a pair of scissors and following the outline of the sole she cut away the excess.

Good as new and back to work.

2 comments:

Where the Fur Flies said...

I hope Susan doesn't walk on a solid surface floor with her paper-soled slippers without paying attention, or she might slip and fall on her ass. That might also conjure a few gafas from the coworkers.

Cupcake Murphy said...

Always be ready for the unexpected. That's Susan's motto.