Yesterday, I decided I was in dire need of a new pair of black work dress shoes. Nothing fancy, closed front, and not extremely high. They are just typical shoes! Anyways, I went to many shoe stores at the mall, because it seems that spring has somehow dissipated and hello summer! I didn’t want sandals or open toe shoes. I just wanted normal shoes! Why is that hard to find?
Every time I went to a shoe store, I asked the sales rep for the same thing, but no. However, one sales lady some how started asking me questions like, why you want them for? Why not high? You want flats instead? Then she asked me twice, are you a waitress? I didn’t reply the first time nor the second time. I was wondering why she asked that. Then my mom started talking to me in Arabic, and the sales lady said, “You Arabs, I am too!!”
I was like oh God! Mom! Let’s get out of here now. Every shoe store seemed to have some Arabic owner or Arabic sales rep that figures out we speak the language. If you all know me, then I speak and reply in English so no one knows or starts asking me the same old question:
“Which Arabic country are you from?”
It’s already a shocker that a girl is in Information Technology. You won’t believe how many interviews I have been in where the interviewer says, “Oh wow, a girl in IT!” Like I am such a weird freak that looks nothing like an IT professional. I feel like I should hide in a whole with Internet connection and no human contact to avoid being asked the same stupid questions. I swear that over 50% of the people out there need a reality check.
Shoes that I have purchased that are normal and for work from The Bay.
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