My roommate Fil’s shoes live in the hallway outside the bathroom. There is really no reason for this, but they do, and it’s become kind of a charming aspect of the way we live now. However, I am a girl who doesn’t judge books by their covers, but I am a huge judger of shoes. Thankfully, Fil has great taste in shoes. There is just this one pair whose label caught my eye the other day and made me do a double take on the way to the bathroom.

The brand name of these shoes? TORMENT.

Who thought this was an OK thing to name your shoes? Why don’t you just call them AGONY, CRUCIFY, SMITE, MISERY, PLAGUE, or EXCRUTIATING PAIN? I’d love to meet the marketing whiz who wanted to associate their footwear with extreme levels of discomfort. Good job!