#106. Two of My Closest Friends are Doctors


Joe Pa has been the headline here at Song of Sloman for far too long. It’s time for some fresh blood and time for a product plug.

Let me introduce you to some dear friends…

We’ve known each other for, what, 13 years now? Wow! It really does seem like just yesterday. I remember it pretty clearly. It was just a few days before Picture Day my junior year of high school. The first time I saw you guys was at the mall. I was unsure and timid, visiting several times, just sort of casually walking by. Thinking back on it, I guess you could say I was sort of stalker-ish, but we didn’t have Facebook back then, so what was I suppose to do?

I finally got up the courage to walk into the store and say “hello.” It wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. You were both very kind and immediately made me feel comfortable. I guess I really never told you how much I obsessed over you before we finally met. Glad we are way past that now.

Anyway, I guess you could say we’ve always sort of had an “on-again, off-again” type relationship. You can be tough and smothering at times, and occasionally I just need space and time to breathe. But you’ve always been there for me when I needed you most… on a cold winter day or when work gets hard and I need extra protection. You never question my motives. You’ve never once put unrealistic expectations upon me or made ridiculous demands. You are flexible, yet still strong and supportive. That’s what I love about you guys most.

Thanks for always being there Dr Martens boots. I hope I’ve been as good a friend to you as you’ve been to me.


2 thoughts on “#106. Two of My Closest Friends are Doctors

  1. I had some when they were the rage-not the pictured boots, the shoes. Reluctantly got rid of them a few years later. I say reluctantly because I think they would NEVER wear out. They just weighed about 5 lbs each and got a little clunky. But I do like the boots and think they are a classic.

  2. Funny enough…I got three pairs of Dr. Martens in high school as well (I think I got one pair in 97, and the other two pairs in 98/99…?). I got rid of one pair…but still have the other two pairs. One is a brown boot (similar to the one shown – but not quite the same) and the other is a pair of black shoes. I don’t wear the boots much now, but I wore the shoes just a few weeks ago. Fun times!

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