Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) had one of those days when you're so busy you don't even realize you've gone the entire time with two different shoes on your feet.
Scanlon posted pictures of her fashion flub to social media, saying it's a sign of "the pace of things" in Washington, D.C.
People ask me all the time about the pace of things in DC. It’s 4:04PM and I just noticed that I have gone an entir… https://t.co/KDJAKjQFPK— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon) 1552507490.0
We've all been there, though. Other social media users stood in solidarity with the Congresswoman.
@Shaynalatka @RepMGS My sole sister!!!! 🤣Congresswoman, I learned the hard way that buying same shoe in different c… https://t.co/LElAtogUSK— LK in LA🌊🌊🌊 (@LK in LA🌊🌊🌊) 1552532065.0
@RepMGS I have done the exact same thing...unfortunately, you don’t have 30 fifth graders pointing it out to you al… https://t.co/upYUDBn1Hj— P.Salvati Norris (@P.Salvati Norris) 1552512378.0
@RepMGS It’s a fashion statement, KEEP IT!!!— 🇺🇸337 Days Until Election 2020🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸337 Days Until Election 2020🇺🇸) 1552507811.0
Others shared photos of their own. It turns out this is pretty common, so we're pretty sure Scanlon, who appeared good-humored about the whole affair to begin with, enjoyed a hearty laugh over this.
@RepMGS A couple years back, it was around 2 in the afternoon when I looked down and wondered why my shoelaces were… https://t.co/QVmOvoFHaj— barb (@barb) 1552519511.0
@RepMGS I’m with you Congresswoman. https://t.co/k2EfOJ3JD3— Ryan Musser (@Ryan Musser) 1552531470.0
@RepMGS My sister today. She lives in PA-2, but works in your district. https://t.co/7ghtIO5PGr— Cecilia Loos (@Cecilia Loos) 1552536284.0
@RepMGS It happens to us all😂 https://t.co/5RVDecHaDw— Compass Rose (@Compass Rose) 1552519873.0
@RepMGS Been there with a pointy toed kitten heel and a round toed flat loafer. Good times! https://t.co/1bRp1kbtsW— Dijamo (@Dijamo) 1552561983.0
This happens to us all and Scanlon is in good company.
Last week, Canadian journalist Adrian Harewood, who anchors CBC Ottawa News shared a similar story that garnered viral attention.
"No one said a word," he wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo of his own mismatched shoes.
Clearly I can’t trust my @CBCOttawa newsroom colleagues. Unbeknownst to me I walked around the office all day wea… https://t.co/6IMZUFP4WM— Adrian Harewood (@Adrian Harewood) 1551832223.0
Harewood said he felt a bit foolish when he realized his error, which took place on a busy day packed with interviews.
@CBCOttawa I’m supposed to be a serious person. In fact, today I did a few serious things. I interviewed the respec… https://t.co/23k1R6gnE1— Adrian Harewood (@Adrian Harewood) 1551833904.0
Solidarity was the name of the game, though. Harewood, like Scanlon, was definitely not alone.
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa @PnPCBC @VassyKapelos Once I walked around a newspaper office with a Velcro curler stuck on… https://t.co/iAEMSlhfhW— Nancy Forde (@Nancy Forde) 1551835269.0
@pj_marshall @CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa @PnPCBC @VassyKapelos I started this with mismatched Birkenstocks over twenty y… https://t.co/pb0555kwPa— Bernadette Keenan (@Bernadette Keenan) 1551864524.0
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa Hey @CBCAdrianH This was me last week. I realized at noon when one foot was colder than the… https://t.co/BWclMqPWNA— Bill Hodgins 🇨🇦 (@Bill Hodgins 🇨🇦) 1551840495.0
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa You think that’s bad? It wasn’t until my 3rd appointment of the day last Aug. to notice my f… https://t.co/t4TTEIKYZL— EAndrew (@EAndrew) 1551850516.0
@CBCAdrianH @CBCOttawa Oh, you mean like when I was giving tours of St Andrew's Church last summer, and no one both… https://t.co/BReG7K84Rw— EJ Phillipson🇨🇦 (@EJ Phillipson🇨🇦) 1551833171.0
We've all been there. Rest easy.