OMG my boss keeps arguing with me about my SHOES at work and it’s getting on my last nerve.
I work in a restaurant so we’re supposed to have “slip-resistant” shoes on, right? No big deal. I got some.
And if I DON’T i take them to my dad to get new soles put on, because THAT’S WHAT WE DO. I’M THIRD-GENERATION COBBLER UP IN HERE. So anyway, I found an old pair of doc martens that I’ve had since I was 16 (no kidding - I bought them from my friend’s little brother for $15) and I hardly ever wore the damn things so the soles are like brand new and they say RIGHT ON THEM: “Oil,fat,acid resistant” so they’re SLIP-RESISTANT.
I wear the docs to work and I’m feeling fantastic because for the first time in years I’M NOT SLIPPING AT ALL, like not even ONCE and then, after wearing ‘em for a week my boss sees them and tells me “they’re not non-slip soles” and I argue back “YES, they are.” And he’s telling me they have to have a specific tread pattern and all that and I continue to tell him he’s crazy and I will continue to wear these doc martens and that’s that.
However, a few days ago, my sis buys me a pair of black DC’s and I try them out and they’re pretty non-slip so I wear them to work. They’re okay, but I still do a bit of sliding.
Anyway, my boss sees them and acts like he needs to inspect them and then tells me the sole pattern has to be a certain way for them to be slip-resistant and I snap. “Seriously?! Why won’t you believe me? I KNOW THIS SHIT. Saying it’s the pattern that makes it non-slip is ridiculous - that’s like saying that all car tires should have the same tread pattern if you want to be able to stop in the rain. It’s NOT the pattern, it’s the type of RUBBER.”
And he’s all, “Well, those shoes [my DC’s] are better than the doc martens, anways.”
No. They’re. Not.
Whatever. I’m going to continue to wear whatever the hell i want.