topum (topum) wrote,

The importance of a new pair of shoes

I managed to take a couple of photos of this Transnistrian border and passport control officer with my phone through the rear view mirror. Taking photos is strictly forbidden at the border crossing so this is the best I could do.

Note the shoes. Chasing someone in these would not be an option but kicking with those heels could be effective. She had a gun too though.

It was a very unexpected place for glamour, grey, wet, muddy road full of dusty cars queuing up for passport control, people running around, cars getting searched. But she just calmly glided over all that chaos feeling beautiful in those shoes. Her face expression and he behaviour were completely different from the rest of the crew. Straight back, calm face, no hurry, no shouting. And I think it was because of the shoes. And she was way more effective and faster than the other officers. I have always been sceptical about the importance of getting another pair of shoes but I think I see it now. Apparently a new pair can change everything indeed. At least I think it did at this Transnistrian border crossing.

Tags: moldova, shoes, transnistria, travel
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