We're coming once again to that time of year when I wear my Birkenstocks whenever I can get away with it. And I discover all over again one of the hazards of wearing sandals.
It is all too easy to get a pebble in a sandal. Doesn't have to be a big pebble, not much larger than a pinhead. It's agonizing. And all too easy living, as I do, on a gravel road out in the country.
Oh right, I should go walking on a bed of nails to toughen up the soles of my feet. Go get a life! Get real! Believe me, there's nothing like being halfway out to the mailbox, and discovering I've got a pebble in my sandal.