I’m simply too tired today to write anything that makes sense, so I thought I’d offer something that didn’t make too much sense to me at the time.
Last week when I was working in Vegas, I went bowling with some good friends to celebrate the end of the World Series. When I got to the counter to rent my bowling kicks, I was told I had to give up one of my beloved Eccos as collateral. One of them.
“We had to do it,” said the kid behind the counter. “People were stealing the rentals.”
I didn’t feel at all comfortable giving up $75 in collateral for a pair of $2.50 rental shoes. Then I realized I had the other $75 that made my collateral a pair still on my right foot. So it all made sense it a twisted little way.
I ended up with the shoes below. To my surprise, I actually thought, “If that kid didn’t have one of my Eccos, I’d walk out in these shoes right now.”
When I said as much, my friend Matt said, “Otis, if you wore those shoes, you’d get beat up.”
It might have been worth it.