“As fit . . . as a pancake for Shrove Tuesday . . .”
Shakespeare, All’s Well that Ends Well, ii.2
This line is spoken by a clown, and what a clown he was. Everyone knows that it is a shoe that fits, not a pancake. And fortunately there are American retailers on the ball and ready to remind us that this last day of Carnival is really Fat Shoesday. Bless their soles!