Shoelover realizes that times are tough out there. Shoelover feels your pain, but more importantly, Shoelover knows you don't have to resort to shopping at Payless, unless of course you like it there. So with that in mind, Shoelover presents shoes for the credit crunch
At over $900, you may not think the Roberto Cavalli L80008 from Zappos is an wise choice for scarce funds, but the shoes serve a dual purpose. The 4.5 inch heel should distract most bankers into giving you what you want and if it doesnt, the heel can double as a small dagger which you can hold to the throat of the offending bank manager if they didn't acquiesce to your earlier, more polite, request.
PS Shoelover takes no responsiblity if you attempt this method of negotiation. Yes, you are on your own