Dark and Comfortable
Siouxsie went shoe shopping tonight. When you have an important business meeting it feels good to buy a new pair of shoes. Plus, it is a great way to procrastinate and get rid of any pre-meeting anxiety.
One prerequisite for tonight’s purchase was comfort. Last time Siouxsie traveled out-of-state for a similar meet up, she walked further than she had planned. She and her colleague got lost, and parked far far away from their destination.
Siouxsie is taking no chances this time — she bought a pair of *gasp* Aerosoles.
Whatever. As soon as the meeting is over, and Siouxsie is back in her car, she is switching out the ribbons for some with skulls on them.
Siouxsie will admit she felt a little out of place at the Aerosoles store. But it made her night when a ten-year-old girl approached and asked, “Are you goth?” The girl’s mother was mortified and embarrassed by her daughter’s curiosity. Siouxsie thought it was the sweetest thing ever. The girl’s question was without any judgment or condescension. The rest of the conversation went something like this:
Siouxsie: I guess so. How did you know?
Girl: You have the biggest boots on I’ve ever seen. Where did you ever find shoes like that?
Siouxsie: E-bay. I even have an e-Bay app just so I can find cool boots.
Siouxsie: Yup. How do you know about goth? Do they teach you about this stuff in school?
Girl: Nah, I watch cartoons.
It’s funny that parents and the media worry so much about kids listening to Marilyn Manson (who may or may not even be goth), but yet parents and the media always forget about cartoons.