I let my son wear Crocs. I know that some people consider that a fail in itself, but it's not the one I'm going to address today. No, the story I'm going to share today involves a pair of shoes my son will never wear again.
He had this adorable pair of orange Crocs, but they started getting quite dirty. Someone told me that I could run them through a cold wash, and they'd clean right up. Being the kind of person who avoids work at all costs, it sounded like a great idea.
And it was, they came out all squeaky clean. Well, one did at least. The other was wrapped somewhere in the king size sheets I'd washed it with. I decided to just run the dryer for a minute to see if the missing shoe would come loose instead of digging around in the damp, twisted sheets (did you catch the part about me avoiding work at all costs?).
Except...I forgot to turn the dryer off after just a couple of minutes. Instead, the poor little shoe went through an entire dry cycle. This was the result.
That's no camera trick. One shoe is significantly smaller than the other.
Well, at least I can hope I save someone else from the same mistake. Learn from my fail: don't put your Crocs in the dryer!