Dear Manolo: Shoes to Soothe

August 19, 2011


I work on Capitol Hill with a boss, who though brilliant and well-intentioned, likes to yell at the staff. The office is often pretty tense. Of course, I can’t quit, because I believe in the work my boss is doing, and I need this job. Please suggest some shoes to make me feel better.Karen

Manolo says the Manolo has long noticed that the congresspeoples are like the willful and badly behaved children, who must be disciplined by the adult members of their staff.

“No, Congressman Jimmy, you may not have another gin-and-tonic juice box. You’ve already had two, and it’ll spoil your dinner with the speaker.”

“Jimmy want! Jimmy want! Jimmy want!!!”

“No, Congressman. You can have another one when we go to your playdate with the lobbyist from the Sewage and Waste Industry Association.”

“Please, Congressman, get up off the floor. Now is not the time for a tantrum! The press will be here soon and you’ve got to do your homework for the environmental subcommittee.”

What is needed is the effective system of remedial correction and education for the immature behavior on the part of our elected officials, something that perhaps involves public humiliation, physical pain and the throwing of ripe fruits and vegetables.

Look! Here is the Luann platform sandal from the Charles David ($230) in the yellow and beige that would certainly lighten the mood in your office!

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