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Reason #21 to Hate this Past Decade

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Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos

Reason #21: Shoe Whores

In 1986, when Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his family fled the country during a revolution, the world was disgusted to learn that his wife Imelda had 2,700 pairs of shoes in her palace closets.

In 2009 many women believe a ridiculously large shoe collection is something to brag about.  I disagree.  If you aren’t wearing it, it isn’t worth keeping — especially when there’s someone else out there who would love to have it.  Why archive your possessions until they become so unfashionable that no one would want them?  And do you really believe that you’re going to wear the same shoes in a few decades when they come back into style?  Not a lot of women do.  Believe me — I’ve been around the block a few times.

The Antidote: Donating to Goodwill

Give it up, ladies.  Hoarding is a psychological disorder, and not nearly as stylish as being nice to other people.

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December 29, 2009 at 3:23 am

Posted in Two Dozen Reasons

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