A pair of comfits (the doctor sandals) is just a pair of comfits. It walks its wearer out in comfort. Sometimes, the reason for which it’s bought makes it special; it becomes a pair of uncommon comfits.
Hence, the incident of Mr. Kapoor. He remembered how he felt that the pain in his knees had reduced since he started using the pair of comfits. It was a new pair gifted to him by his beloved wife on his last birthday.
Initially, he was hesitant to buy any birthday gift. He thought that exchanging birthday gifts is a practice among kids, teens and youth. He had crossed forty; he shouldn’t be into all this. In addition, he wished for a non-pompous, silent birthday that can be celebrated best with the family and good food. But his wife pursued him to buy something for daily use on his birthday. She reasoned that she would go and buy something that may vary in size and colour and thus would be of not his liking. She thus requested Mr. Kapoor to go by himself and buy something that he might desire. When he returned that she might be wasting money on gifts which she should refrain from, she said that she would give him an upper limit of money to be used for the birthday gift, which she did, and which Mr. Kapoor thought was reasonable. Even then he showed no desire to go to market.
On Ms. Kapoor’s insistence, he asked her to accompany him, which she agreed to. They went to the market. They started exploring various things. Then they came across a pair of comfits. The salesman told them it helps managing the knee pain. Ms. Kapoor recalled that Mr. Kapoor had knee pain. She thought it would be best to buy the pair of comfits. And thus, they zeroed upon it. Since then, the pair of comfits has reduced the pain in Mr. Kapoor’s knees. It is now a symbol of understanding, care and love between Mr. and Ms. Kapoor.