What is it about the filthy rich and shoes? Do they all have foot fetishes? Or do they just have dirtier feet than the rest of us? Their hands are certainly dirtier.
Richard Roberts, son of televangelist Oral Roberts, and wife Lindsay have nearly 400 pair of shoes between them. This information came to light when Richard, president of the $50-million-in-debt Oral Roberts University, was recently sued over his extravagant spending. I gotta get me one of them high-paying religion jobs!
I have five pair of shoes: casual brown, casual black, dress black (my only leather pair, worn when someone dies or gets married), clean white sneakers and a dirty old pair of sneakers for exercise and other physical labors. (Flip-flops don't count, unless we're talking politics.)
God knows, in a manner of speaking, what the Roberts are doing with all those shoes. Perhaps they are stocking up to shoe the needy, shoeless masses – sort of following in the footsteps of their beneficent savior? Somehow I doubt that.
As for what should be done about the Roberts' spendthrift ways, I think the university ought to take a page from the Filipinos and run their greedy asses out of the country. I'm sure the Roberts have at least a few pair of running shoes between them.