Chacos or flip-flops? We have feet in both camps.
Last Saturday, I became the proud owner of my first pair of Chaco sandals.
I had never heard of them before I moved to Minnesota, but you see them around quite a bit here.
They’re usually about $90/pair, and they rarely go on real sale, which is why I haven’t owned a pair since moving here 7 years ago. I have tried them on multiple times at stores like REI, coveted them, and walked out. I just couldn’t drop that kind of money on a pair of sandals.
But on Saturday, all that changed. Kind of. A couple of my girlfriends had been shopping around for some, and called a store that was actually going to stop selling the Chaco brand. So all their Chacos were 50% off!!
I know that’s still $45. That’s the way Abraham sees them, apparently, because he immediately started calculating how long I would have to wear them in order to “get my money’s worth” out of them. However, he was using a standard that I find totally unfair—his pair of $2.50 flip-flops from Old Navy!
He figures I have to wear my new sandals for 16 years. Nothing like sucking all the joy out of my bargain! 😉