Because I threw away two, count 'em two, pairs of shoes. I have no idea how old the shoes were, most likely more than 10. What I don't understand is the outside leather looked fine. The inside leather looked fine. But when I wore the shoes, the inside leather cracked, left bits on my feet, and was generally gross. So out the shoes went.
Mom has shoes that are waaaay older than mine. (She keeps everything!) Does she take better care of them? Are they better quality than mine? Or am I just unlucky? I do think that the quality of goods has gone down over the years. That we've gotten used to sloppy workmanship. That we don't want to pay for quality. That we're fickle with fashion and wearing a fancy dress twice, will get the tongues wagging. Whereas in the past, it was okay to have one dressy dress that you wore to every event.
But back to the original momentous event. You should be proud of me for actually throwing something out. Yes it was time, yes it was obvious, but still, you should be impressed that I didn't wait, that they're already in the trash. That there wasn't even any thought of fixing them. (Does this mean I get to go shopping?)