High heeled shoes

Try as I might I can’t understand wearing high heel shoes. I have tried but the balls of my feet rebelled and left me lame for a couple of days. I hear the staccato of heels behind me and all I can think of is my mother walking down the hall to check on my sister and me before she went to bed. Clippity, clip, clippety, clip, clip. Who needs to be standing on their tippy-toes for hours on end? Do these shoes make me look tall?