Cassandra Converse can’t wait to go shoe shopping.
Last month, Converse’s boyfriend accidentally dropped off the wrong box to a Value Village outlet in Mission, B.C.
As a result, 50 pairs of Converse’s shoes, worth about $4,000, were given away.
“My boyfriend, we were moving, and I asked him to do some errands for me,” explained Converse.
She asked him to go to the thrift shop and give a bunch of stuff away.
“We’re actually not from Mission. We’re from Maple Ridge, but Mission is closer to us… So he went to the Mission Value Village.”
Although she gave him instructions on which boxes to keep and which to donate, things just went wrong.
“When he got to Value Village, I don’t know what happened, but he just gave everything away.”
Once he arrived home, he asked Converse why she gave away so many pairs of shoes. Originally, she thought he was joking.
She soon realized he wasn’t.
“I said, ‘What? What do you mean, you gave my shoes away?’ and that was the moment he kind of realized, ‘Oh, shoot. I wasn’t supposed to give the shoes away.’”
After a slight “altercation,” they called Value Village hoping to hold the shoes, but the couple couldn’t get to the store until a few days later, because of the heavy snow.
By the time they arrived, the shoes were gone, except for one pair.
Converse said some people, including her brothers, were giving her a hard time for owning so many pairs of shoes.
However, when you include all the different styles – boots, hiking boots, runners, gym shoes, sandals, and heels – she said the number isn’t unreasonable.
“You know us girls, we have shoes for every occasion… It starts to add up quickly.”
Including the one pair she recovered from Value Village, Converse currently owns three pairs of shoes.
As for her boyfriend, she has already forgiven him.
“He’s been actually kind of embarrassed about it but he’s been a pretty good sport. I said, in a way, it’s my fault for putting the shoes in there with all the giveaway stuff.”