We've all been there. We've got an important meeting, we put on a massive pair of heels. No matter that they stand to cripple us within half an hour.
So, solidarity to Nicole Scherzinger who strode out of Sony's offices in London wearing the most uncomfortable shoes we've ever seen.
The X Factor star looks as fabulous as always - incredible blow-dry, casual tailoring and glowing skin. The only thing missing? Her usual smile.
Check out her face - that's a wince, which translates via the international language of women as "someone please give me flats NOW".
Scherzinger reportedly signed a £3million recording deal with Sony at the end of 2013 so we're guessing she wasn't just popping in for a chinwag and a cup of tea.
And the good news for her biggest fans is, rumour has it, she's set to release a new album this summer. Exciting!
Love Nicole? Take a flick through our Style File of the star...
MORE! Sick of get sore feet from heels? Check out our edit of the coolest flats here.