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Friday, December 31, 2010

Death by Boot

I got the cutest rain boots for Christmas.  It was an early gift.  They were leopard print and shaped like cowboy boots.  I fell in love with them immediately.

I wore them the last day of exams at school because they were so adorable.

While the students were taking an exam I was crawling around on the floor grading some projects.  A few minutes into the exam I quietly asked them, "Tho thas a bathoon?"  They all stared at me until I could make my point more clear.  "THO THAS A BATHOON?  I'M ALLTHERGIC!"

(Translation:  Who has a balloon?  I am allergic.)

About that time I caught sight of my adorable boots and a thought popped into my head.  I wondered if rubber and latex are the same thing.  I have a severe latex allergy.  So I put my foot in my lap and tugged at the boots as I would my real boots and nothing happened.  I didn't think much of the action at the time, but I finally wrestled the boot off and the sole read "100% rubber".

I quickly googled a few things and lo and behold if a person has a severe latex allergy that person will also react to most rubber products.  Duh.  I spent the next hour trying to track down some Benedryl and ended up having to run out to my car to change shoes.

The boots were trying to kill me.

And that is not all.........................................................

The next morning my back hurt so bad I could not even get out of bed.  I never realized what back spasms were until that moment.  I was in severe pain, but I couldn't shift to alleviate it.  Finally I did stumble out of bed and did my best to go about my day.  That evening I even gave in and took a painkiller.  The Coach (who was concerned my back hurt so much he might not be able to go fishing) was asking me what I did to cause the pain and I couldn't figure it out.  Then I remembered trying to wrench the boot of death off my foot.  I must have pulled something.  I could barely move, much less run for about three days.

Aha.  It isn't bad enough the super cute boots were trying to kill me...when that didn't work they tried to paralyze me! 

Be on the look out for the boots of death!
(Did you get any life threatening Christmas gifts?)


  1. Holy crapinoli! You, my darling girl, got a tofer. Not in a good way.

    Happy new year woman and here's to looking for some leather boots to replace the adorable rubber ones.

  2. Wow, talk about shoes causing pain!

  3. Oh no!! Killer boots! I have a latex alergy too. We hardly have rain here in AZ so I've never had a pair of rain boots. It's good to know for the future that I may not want to use those!

    However, they are adorable!!

  4. Leopard western wellies: The silent killer. Who knew?
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  5. OMG that's scary! And those are super cute boots. Think the store will return them if you tell them that story?

  6. That's sad and hilarious! My mama always said when it came to shoes the more cute they were the more they would hurt you. I'm glad you got the kinks worked out. I love your style of story telling & sense of humor too. I'm stopping by from undeserving grace I'd love to have you come over when you get the time! Happy new years eve!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I didn't see that coming, freaking hysterical! Hope the new year goes a little bit better.

  9. I would say the question isn't really about the boots, but more WHO gave you the boots. Perhaps, they had an ulterior motive in mind. Something to think about.

    Really so sad that you got the murderous boots because they really are super cute. I'm not allergic to latex and I'm a size 6-1/2, just in case, you know, you need to know any of that.

    Sorry about your back. Hope you're feeling better.

  10. Thank goodness I did not! What a bummer. Those are super cute. I guess you'll just have to replace them with the leather counterparts and cancel all of the puddle stomping you must have had planned.

    Happy New Year and may 2011 give you gifts that aren't life threatening!

  11. yikes, how scary! wow, good thing you figured it out. Guess you'll have to send those boots to me now huh? :) Happy New Year Heather! oh, and all my gifts were safe except maybe this MacBook Air I got...I can't seem to get myself off of it so my brain feels a little fried.

  12. This is one scary story. One more reason to go barefoot. Could you teach barefoot?

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  14. Oh, I'm sorry for your near death experience, and the fact that you had to give up your cute murdering boots, but this was so funny! I'm sorry...I have a deep love of boots, this would be devastating for me!


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