Sigerson Morrison Gladiator Sandals for the Monday

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Manolo says, outside it is the glorious spring Monday! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and, most importantly of all, the sun is shining.

But, sadly, you are locked inside your office, chained to your desk deep in the twilight belly of the corporate galley, pulling relentlessly on your oar.

“Battle Speed!” shouts the Boss Man from the helm.

In response your district manager pounds out the new beat on the top of his desk, quickening the pace at which you must row. The next cubicle over, your immediate supervisor, Ms. Grog, begins lashing Betsy, the new girl.

“Faster, scum! Quarterly projections are down,” She yells.

At that moment the intercom crackles to life.

“Oh, noes!” you think to yourself, between breaths, “here it comes.”

“Ramming Speed!”

And now it is double-quick time, with the pounding on the desk, and the lashings of the coworkers. But it works, and the ungainly corporate ship lurches forward!

You’re pulling harder than ever now–rowing, rowing, rowing–your entire physical being engaged with the work at hand, but your mind drifts away, to Rome and that semester abroad, when Aldo, your Italian “boyfriend”, insisted on circling the Colosseum three times on his Vespa, with you hanging on the back, laughing and full of life!

“Gladiator sandals,” you think to yourself, the sound of Betsy’s whimpering at the edge of your consciousness, “I need gladiator sandals.”

16 Responses to “Sigerson Morrison Gladiator Sandals for the Monday”

  1. JaneC April 21, 2008 at 10:32 am #

    Manolo, you have truly outdone yourself! I am not fond of these particular gladiator sandals–I think they’re a bit too “literal”–but I laughed aloud at your scenario and so did my mother!

  2. deja pseu April 21, 2008 at 11:20 am #

    Once again the Manolo has perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the modern corporate work environment. ;-)

  3. Laura April 21, 2008 at 11:51 am #

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  4. Poochie April 21, 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    I’m a little scared now.

    But funnily, I’m wearing a pair of heeled gladiator-esque sandals for my day in the belly of the beast.

    Luv
    Poochie

  5. teteatete April 21, 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    This scenario was much needed this morning. The DC area is experiencing a deluge at the moment rather than spring sunshine..

  6. roz April 21, 2008 at 4:11 pm #

    I am asking myself why I boarded the Corporate ship before ever riding the Vespa of Aldo.

    I hope it’s OK that I don’t particularly like these sandals. I heart the Manolo still.

  7. Lori April 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    Funny stuff!

  8. savvygal April 21, 2008 at 6:53 pm #

    Well, maybe we do need these battle shoes are we gals put on “war paint” in the morning to go out facing the day. : )

  9. Miss Cavendish April 21, 2008 at 9:06 pm #

    Very J Peterman-esque scenario. Although I’m a great admirer of SigMor, I don’t think I’d go for these. . .

  10. Elizabeth April 21, 2008 at 9:50 pm #

    A lovely homage to the Ben Hur. Charlton Heston would approve. Please continue the scenario and tell how, when the corporate buy-out occurs, and all others in the office are trapped in the sinking business unable to free themselves from chapter 11 bankruptcy, you take pity on your boss and save him from financial ruin by employing him in your on-the-side Etsy business making jewelry from the salvaged pieces of old office equipment.

  11. chaser April 22, 2008 at 1:13 am #

    I love those shoes, mostly because I would pretend to be Atia (from the HBO series Rome) in them!!!

  12. littlem April 22, 2008 at 5:08 am #

    And even if the District Manager is literally a Klingon — in which case anyone who saw the movies knows the office goes FIRST to Ramming Speed, with no thought for trivial intermediary steps — the sandals are still the ultimate in appropriate for engagement in the requisite combat.

    Manolo, you are awesome.

  13. leanne April 22, 2008 at 5:13 am #

    Hoorah for Manolo!

    thank you for the lovely clever vignette!

  14. Maureen April 22, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    Real Roman sandals are very comfy. (Real hobnailed Legionary boots, not so much.) But you can’t tie leather thongs over hose, and they don’t go very well with a suit.

  15. Vanessa April 22, 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    Absolutely lovely sandals! Corporate Xenas everywhere are rejoicing. Finally someone understands our need for both style AND agility in the workplace.

  16. Mary June 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm #

    Absolutely hilarious scenario, even if I can’t stand the shoe type myself.