Every time I passed some footwear shop, I just couldn’t resist myself praising at least one of the many displayed. And then suddenly I had a thought of buying one of them! Initially the thought was bleak but slowly I found that it was winning over me! I went inside the shop tried the pair, and obviously found them to be perfect. But then my conscious started questioning me- “Do you actually need them?” Even I wondered whether I actually needed them. But that strong desire of acquiring footwear over passed my practical thoughts.
I spent some more time thinking about whether “I should” or “I should not”. And slowly I found “I should” was winning over its counterpart! No prizes for guessing the end “Yes, I bought yet ANOTHER pair”. :-)
Whenever my boyfriend or my roomies used to tell that I have just too many pairs of footwear, I used to just brush them off saying that this is just a normal count and generally all girls have bountiful footwear. But then one day I lost almost all of them! That’s another story how, which I’ll tell you later. But yes I was just left with four pairs! The thought just didn’t seem to sink in! I started counting the pairs which were no longer with me and its then that I realized that I had many! Some I had not even worn since a long time, but that didn’t matter; the bottom line was I was missing each and every pair! :-(
I couldn’t even sleep properly! Yes yes I know what you must be thinking - “I am exaggerating”. But trust me I am NOT! It actually affected me so very much and I had already started to plan on how to start building my collection. It was at this very point I realized the meaning of “Fetish”. Just to remind you that I still had four pairs left with me, but for me that was close to nothing! :-)
We all have some kind of affinity to some particular thing. But, sometimes we don’t even realize when that becomes a part of our habit and we are named “compulsive buyers”! I still don’t accept am one of them! :-D
A strange thing about fetish is its not just about collecting “things”, fetish has a wide range! I have read about foot fetish, smoke fetish and what not, yes you can rack your brains and even the naughtiest thoughts can come over as somebody’s “fetish”! ;-)