Today I’m thankful for a sturdy pair of boots.
I live in a region with cold, snowy winters and stormy, muggy summers. A good pair of boots is protection against both snow and rain. They’re comfortable and look presentable with most of my clothing. I love boots. They’re utilitarian. They keep my feet dry. I can tuck my pants inside them so they don’t get ruined by salt in the winter. Go ahead and laugh at the inanity. However, a solid pair of boots, a quality soup pot and a multipurpose kitchen knife can solve a number of basic needs.
Only tangentially related: Sir Terry Pratchett (RIP), author of the wildly funny Discworld series, used boots to explain economic inequality (source Discworld & Terry Pratchett wiki). I had similar thoughts about garden sheds.