By Dr. Paula Bloom
Suitcases with wheels on them. A brilliant idea that, once you see it, makes you wonder why no one had ever come up with it before. Apple slicer. Twist ties. Post-it notes. All things that may inspire the question “Why didn’t I think of that?”
The other day I was wearing a pair of boots. It was a bit cold so I put on a pair of tights. I don’t like the way tights feel on my feet. In the past I’ve worn my boots with leggings and socks or, when in a pinch, a pair of socks over my tights so that my shoes wouldn’t slide around. I know, in the scheme of life’s problems this falls pretty low on the priority list. But, if you’ve ever had a pebble in your shoe you know that something small and simple can cause a lot of unnecessary irritation, distraction and discomfort.
So, how to solve this problem? Enter (drumroll please) BOOTIGHTS! I saw them on FootSmart.com while shopping and had to order them. Well, got them in the mail, put them on and all I can say is that they are exactly what I pictured and even better than I hoped.
Bootights aren’t the cure for cancer. They won’t end world hunger. But, having one less thing causing discomfort, makes for a better day. When we feel better we often do better!
What kinds of inventions have you found that are so brilliant in their simplicity and obviousness that you might say “Why didn’t I think of that?” Would love to hear from you!