When I go out looking for heels, I often call up shoe stores and ask “are there two of them?” And they say “yes, they’re shoes, they come in pairs.” And then I say “no, two of them stacked on top of one another!” And then they just say nothing. And then I say “well, do they at least have dozen party-time paper flower baubles glued onto them?” And then they say, “is this a crank call?”

You know who did not do that? Mihai Albu! Romania’s shoe architect took my call and said “young lady, you have a practical plan. I am going to make all your dreams come true.” And then he did! At least, that is how I remember it. And for only $1,525, too.