Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Public Apology

Those of you who have been reading YJKOBT from the beginning will remember that I regularly used to talk junk about and make fun of anyone who wore Crocs. Included in that bashing was this post from March of 2008 where I actually lead off my Random thoughts with this sparking gem:

-If any of you all ever see me wearing "Crocs" you have my permission to slap me
upside the head.

Well ladies and gents it's time to line up and get your slaps in because I have seen the light. I have been changed, transformed, recreated! I was torn down and rebuilt as a full fledged Croc wearer. (as pictured above taken last night) I offer my very public apologies to the other Croc wearers out there. I was wrong and I admit it.

My mother in law decided that I needed a pair of Crocs for my birthday and so she purchased the above pair of official FSU Seminole Crocs for me. I smiled and said a polite thank you when I opened them but figured they were more of a novelty than anything. That was until I put them on. These are the most comfortable laying around shoes you can imagine. I have always been a flip flop wearer but folks these crocs are more comfortable than flip flops.

Don't get me wrong I only wear them around the house. As a matter of fact I don't believe this pair has ever left my property. However I like them so much that I am asking Santa Claus to bring me a matching pair of Carolina Panthers Crocs for Christmas! So don't judge me to harshly because I have been converted to the Croc side of the force. You do have permission however to slap me upside the head.

-Doc

20 comments:

Dana said...

EPIC.FAIL

I have nothing more to say ...

jennifer said...

It starts with letting them in your home. Then you find yourself wearing them around the house and maybe out back, while grilling. Then you wear them to the mailbox.

Next thing you know you are wearing them in the checkout at Walmart buying beer, vaseline, and diapers and some yahoo is snapping your picture with a cell phone and posting it on People of Walmart.

*SLAP*

*SLAP*SLAP*

Snap out of it!

Lu' said...

It is only a matter of time before you were them outside, wear them everywhere. Aren't they great. I of course wear the cheaper version from Do It Best, Rics.

I just purchased my first pair of Merrils WOW they are fantastic boot shoes. They aren't cheap but I will pay for those. I can't see paying the price for real Crocs, too much to ask for plastic shoes so I buy the cheaper ones. Same basic concept, lighter than air and comfy as heck.

The AbsolutGator said...

Dude! (Shaking head vigorously in disgust)

At least do the Croc flip-flops instead of the clogs...be a man!

Micky-T said...

Ya, Ya, Ya, Oh sure they're comfortable, that's what everybody says to mask the embarrassment of wearing them.

SLAP!!

Southern Belle said...

I can’t make fun of that because I wear the Mary Jane Crocs and I also have a pair of the Troika’s as well. My husband has the brown clogs and a pair of the boots. My son loves them as well, he has Sponge Bob, Carolina Panthers and the boots. My 16 year old daughter said she would not be caught dead wearing them! We used to make fun of people too, especially the ones that wore the green or pink pair. Still would not catch me wearing those. Glad to see Doc that you have succumbed to the CROCS! Little hint though……pick better looking socks to wear with them!

3 Men and a Lady said...

I wear the crocs flip flops (the ones that don't have the toe strap thingy, but the slip on ones). They do make the best house shoes. I prefer to wear them with socks instead of slippers. Yeah, I look like a derelict, but it's comfy and my feet are just warm enough that they aren't frozen and don't sweat either. I don't leave the house in them with socks, though, lol. And I wear them in the summer as sandals.

I don't do the clogs, but I won't judge those who do ;-)

Chandra said...

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Let's not forget that they make your feet stink too...ewwww!!!

Karen said...

You have to find a median between comfort and fashion. Crocs are not acceptable for adult humans. I mean, sitting around in your underwear might also be comfortable, but it is not proper.

Plus - with socks??? Doesn't that make it worse???

Doc said...

I knew I was gonna take the abuse on this one... however I had to fess up to it. Especially since I was so blatantly Anti-Croc in a previous life. I had to come clean because I don't want to have to hide my crocs and become a hermit never leaving my house... or worse become addicted and have people calling me a Corc-head.
I do promise that if I get the Panthers Crocs from Santa I will stop at just 2 pairs... Dont need more than 2 pairs... dont need more than 2 pairs....

Kim said...

Well, I would mock you, but I used to wear them to work. It felt like I was walking on marshmallows.

Just don't go out in public with them, okay?

Cheers, Kim!

Jay said...

I just don't know what to think. I'm so disappointed. Is nothing true in this world anymore?

Next thing you know, people are going to be claiming that Tiger Woods is a lying, cheating dog.

I don't think I can take it anymore. ;-)

Four Dinners said...

Oh dear. Oh dear dear dear.

Deary deary deary me.

You are beyond help.

I'm so so sorry.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

My husband, son and daughter all wear Crocs and love them. I did break down and buy a pair of the Croc-flops at Disney World when the sandals I had on were rubbing my toe like crazy.

Just don't end up a complete weirdo with your Crocs and a matching Snuggie!

Mandy said...

At least you have taken the first step and admitted your problem.

I bet you'll be wearing them out of the house sooner or later...they creep up on you I hear...

Tammy said...

I am anti-croc for guys or even on myself. However the only props I will give you is comfort and the fact they are FSU! My brother works as a Sergeant for the university.

The Mountain Cat said...

This is the seventh sign of the apocolypse.

terri said...

They're offering a fuzzy lined version of Crocs here in the north. I'll admit, I've been tempted, but I haven't yet succumbed to them. I try them on, then look down at my feet and it's all over. Yuck.

Ginger Snaps said...

Dude...Crocs are totally acceptable outside the home if, and only if you are doing one of these two things...1) Making a late night run for the border. Mmmm...I could totally use me a chicken quesadilla right now. And 2) Perusing the tampon aisle at WalMart in your pajamas at 2 AM just cuz you got nothing better to do.

I heart crocs. Especially the kind with the fur on the inside. But I do live in Utah and it's frickin' cold here. Thank you and have a nice day.

As American as Apple Pie said...

YES!!! I knew it was only a matter of time.

And, for those of you who don't keep up, Crocs has some really cute and trendy styles now. It's not just the clogs and flip flops. I have DRESS SHOES that are Crocs!

PS--sorry i've been so absent. I don't even remember my password so I have to create a new one.

--Apple