Here in the highly fashionable offices of The Curmudgeon, we have an open dress policy. Not just casual Fridays, but casual everyday of the week if you feel like it, or dress up big time if that floats your boat. Without exception, the ladies wear comfortable shoes, some even wearing tennis shoes, which is what I wear so how could I expect different from an employees? Oh, sometimes the ladies dress up in high-heels and whatnot at the end of the day when they’re heading out for a date, or whatever it is they do out there in the cruel world, and I must confess that they look hot in those 4 inch pumps, but all day long? Never.
That is why the following story caught my interest: In the UK, teenage girls are being taught how to wear high-heels in a college government funded course. The 6-week course is called Sexy Heels In The City and costs L150 ($268.02) at London’s South Thames College. Oh, and the class also gives lessons on how to carry designer handbags. Well, of course it does!
According to instructor Chyna Whyne – a Jamaican London gal who writes, composes, and cut’s albums in a sort of Reggae Pop style , “At some point, girls from the age of 15 upwards will start wanting to wear high heels,” she said. “The earlier younger ladies learn how to walk in heels, the better it’s going to be in the long run – with business and social lives.” Okay…sure. Just Google her name and you’ll get some songs and videos you can listen to. She’s legit.
My guess is if this class is successful there will be others. Coming next will be Styling You Own Hair to Make Men Hot, Make-Up Secrets, and A Real Woman Has Long Nails. Then the graduate course, How to Drive Your Man Crazy in Bed. I can’t imagine what that one will be about. How to snore maybe? That would drive me crazy.
I think it’s a great idea. Let’s doll the little ladies up so they can make our tongues wag. It’s about time we encouraged women to be real women again. No more of this butch stuff. Teach ’em to wiggle when they walk and stick their chests out. (Oh, I’m gonna hear about this!) I wonder if this course could ever happen in the U.S.?
Somehow, I don’t think so. Oh well. As Aerosmith said:
Walk This Way