Teva Flip Flops: Not just for breakfast…

Today Sam (our maniacal dog) ATE one of my brand new Teva flip flops! Freshly imported from the U.S., I had had them shipped to my mom who then lugged them down here when she visited a few weeks ago.

I’m pretty neurotic about shoes. I’m not into the fashion of them too much, but I want them to be good quality, I want them to be comfortable, and I don’t want to overpay. Every single pair of flip flops I’ve seen in Mexico is cheap and uncomfortable OR wildly overpriced while being of suspect quality.

Meanwhile my last pair of Teva flip flops lasted me more than 9 years, including 3 years of near-constant use. And I paid only $20 usd for them. When the strap finally wore through on them a month ago I actually broke down and cried!

Naturally I wanted to repeated this success story.

But these new flip flops seem to taste too good, they were doomed from the start, in fact I should have just fed them to the dog, on purpose, and saved myself all this grief.

Sam has been sneaking away with one or the other of these flip flops since I got them. But normally I am right on top of things and rescue my shoe before more than a few holes are punched into it by those razors he calls his teeth.

But not today, today I had my US phone line, my local phone line and my cell phone all ringing at once, all while I was chatting with one of my fast-typing friends in Messenger. It was pure chaos and every phone call was important.

I didn’t even notice the flip flop was missing until he’d been chomping away at it for more than 10 minutes.

Now my flip flop has a huge bite taken out of the heel. Now it looks like the only surviving wreckage after a vicious shark attack. That dog will be the death of me, and especially of my flip flops. I might add that I cannot FIND said bitten out part, I’m quite certain it’s inside Sam’s tummy right now! And I wish him much indigestion for his fine effort, the little wretch…

I wonder if Teva will give me a discount on a new pair if I complain they made them taste too good?

Please, Teva, please, make me a pair of flip flops that tastes like something my dog will hate, broccoli or lentils or oranges, or medicine, he hates all those things. Just don’t make them taste like cat shit, because he LOVES to eat cat shit!

Life in flip flop land is depressing with no flip flops, I’m telling you, I don’t know how I’m going to force myself out of bed in the morning.

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2 Responses to “Teva Flip Flops: Not just for breakfast…”

  1. stephenj2585
    May 2nd, 2007 09:40

    My family would be glad to bring you down another pair of Teva flipflops when we arrive 5/27. We are interested in meeting you and visiting Parque Kabah! email me with the details. We are already bringing down cat food (/Fancy Feast!) and some WhiteStrips for the couple from who we rent the condo at Solymar.

    Steve Jones
    stephen.jones@conundrumcomputing.com (home)
    stephen.jones@choicepoint.com (work)

  2. RiverGirl
    May 5th, 2007 14:09

    Stephen – I would love to meet you as well and I appreciate the offer. Another pal has already come to my rescue, and I’ve got a brand new pair of Teva flip flops just waiting for Sam to strike again. But let’s do meet up and have a meal or a beer or a walk in the park…

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