When I was about thirteen I really wanted to go to a youth lock-in being held at the church I attended. A youth lock-in is where the Christian youth go to a church or another location for fun and games mixed with some Christian teaching all night. After the set arrival time, the doors are locked and no one can come or go until the set departure time after sunrise.
I was so excited to go and had chosen a nice dress, pink with gray designs outlined in black. But I did not have any dress shoes.
I was the youngest of three sisters, all of who had dress shoes and we all wore the same size.
I went to one of my sisters who had both gray and black dress shoes, either of which would match my dress perfectly. I asked her if I could borrow a pair. She replied that she had plans too and would need shoes as well. I asked her which shoes she would wear because either would work for me. She replied she had not decided which ones yet, so she could not let me borrow either.
This went on for a while and the time to leave for the lock-in was getting closer. I began to panic. I started begging and pleading with my sister to borrow her shoes. She was relentless in her indecisiveness.
She then told me to get on my knees and beg. Without even a thought, I did just that while I began to cry. She started laughing. I looked up at her in complete confusion.