It’s the middle of winter and my old slippers just weren’t keeping my tootsies warm enough. They had soft soles and my occasional trips outside walking over a damp path to the letter box or the clothesline weren’t helping at all. It was time to go on a slipper hunt.
I visited the local shoe shop in town and the friendly young lady helped me out. Nothing bright or garish for me – I wanted blue. There were several pairs available which would suit my requirements, ranging from cheap and cheerful to more expensive and well made. In the end I decided that nothing beats quality and chose a pair of navy blue sheepskin moccasins. Then came the surprise. “Do you have a Gold Card?”, the young lady asked. Of course I do, I’m a Superannuate! That gave me 10% discount off my nice new fluffy slippers. Now I’ll have nice warm cosy toes this winter.