Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Broken Glass

Today I took some glass bottles to be recycled. We recycle quite a lot in my home. My sister who moved out this year was very big on the environment and recycling.

The ground next to the recycling bins was covered in broken glass. Bits of glass stuck to my shoes.

Now if I had come home and kept my shoes on, what would have happened? What effect would the small particles of glass embedded in my shoes have had on the carpet or any kind of floor?

Do you see what I am getting at?

12 comments:

Redeemed said...

Lol, I see your point.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for visiting, Sarah.

I am preaching to the converted with you Canadians, however.

God Bless

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Hehe, maybe so, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Question, do people take their boots off at work, and switch into inside door shoes in England?

Over here, it's just always been a way of life, whether at school or at work.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

You mean do people wear separate shoes inside their workplaces from what they wore on their journey their?

Apart from where it is necessary for health and safety (nursing, catering etc) the answer is generally no. It must be the milder winters.

I suppose some ladies might change into a pair of heels that were not suitable for travelling in, but that is the exception rather than the rule.

I really admire the Japanese custom of having slippers to wear in offices! There office carpets must be so much cleaner.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Slippers at the office!

Oh how nice indeed!!!!

I somehow doubt that would go down well at my lawfirm though...

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

If that custom would not go down well with shoe-removing Canadians, I am sure it would be even more unpopular with the English.

There is a new girl in our office at my firm who sometimes walks about the office barefoot. I do not think I would want to that on a dirty office carpet!

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Barefoot, I hope you mean with socks at least! No, I prefer slippers.

I have a lawyer here (by the way, I'm just a legal secretary), who my closest friend at work. She's 7 months pregnant and as clumsy as I am. She was wearing her slippers at home, and they got stock on the kitchen floor and she flew off. She hurt her both her ankles pretty bad. So she's now walking with socks around the office.

I know it's not funny cuz she's a "preggie" but I cuz I know her so well, it's kinda cute.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

No, she was barefoot without socks.

I would only go shoeless in an office if everybody else did. Apart from in Asia, it does not look very professional.

Maybe if everybody read this blog that might change. Got to be optimistic.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

No it isn't very professional.

As a girl, I like shoes, but as a comfort freak, I like slippers.

There's a time to be professional, and a time to be comfie.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Well, what we understand as 'professional' is culturally relative.

In Japan, slippers in an office would seem very professional and possibly in South East Asia, bare feet in an office might be accepted as professional.

I think a shoes-less office shows a wise and practical attitude becuase it keeps the floor a good deal cleaner.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Good point!!!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks, Sarah.