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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

After years of agonising over the distant memory of my working class roots, and the denial that has followed when ever the question has since come up, I guess I now find myself truly in the 'middle class camp'.

My tale of woe sealed the deal when, last night, I made a fatal- but yet schoolboy- error. I left my Brand New Birkenstock (worn only once) outside only to wake and find them in a place other than where I left them. See if you can piece the rest of the story together yourself from this image. Spot the difference!The Birkie was in my neighbour garden with the strap chewed through, and clean off. I am hoping beyond hope that it was a fox, and not some super-sized rat.

Of course, I cannot get the upper repaired, nor can a single sandal- they only come in pairs.

So, my Middle Class Problem (#37): "Ahr, a fox ate my new Birkenstock!"

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My father did that in 2002 and did not believe me when I said the foxes probably got them (similar state, neighbour's yard).

I can imagine the reaction- "how very dare they have two straps on their sandals…"

Yes, unilateral amputation is your only solution.

Love your reply, foxmonaut!

In the interests of gender equality, may I point out that schoolboys, over the years, have been tarred with the 'error' brush. I do not hear 'feminists' complaining about how schoolgirls also make errors. They really should do, as the omission of schoolgirls implies that they are not active players in the day to day, error strewn world. (though I struggle to think of a non gender specific term which is as clear and colourful!)

In the interests of being a gentleman, may I point out that there are hundreds of sayings relating to women and mistakes/intellect and they're all nasty, misogynistic crap.

Which is why I didn't use or imply any of them.

Schoolchild ?

Philip, your surname implies you may have information on the mastication in question.

Sandals? In this country and weather? Yuck! 

Happened to me too!

Are you sure you can't get the upper repaired Justin? You might want to check with the shop in Covent Garden, as my recollection is that you can replace the sole, upper or footbed.

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