Saturday, March 18, 2006

Encouraging Answer

I saw something in the newspaper to cheer me up today.

A correspondent had written to the Times' etiquette column. This person was from Seattle and was asking about the increasing popularity of the shoes-off rule. The correspondent described it as a 'fad' and felt it was 'abhorrent'.

The columinist did not think that the practise was abhorrent and urged the propriety of complying with such an expectation. He said the shoes-off policy was becoming increasingly popular in London as Seattle.

I think that the shoes-off rule is probably more popular in Seattle than London, however I have read internet rumours that suggest that it has gained popularity in London. I suspect this is because of the international character of the city, as well as because of its dirty streets. This is a great encouragment to me.

13 comments:

Redeemed said...

I'm happy to know that you're encouraged. Maybe this will encourage you also.

This morning, before leaving the house, I put my shoes on, and then I realized I left the lights to my room on. I was about to run across fast on the carpet, but then I thought, Oh no, Matthew would kill me is he knew I did such a thing.

So I took my shoes off, went to my room, shut the lights and then put my shoes back on!!!!!

Redeemed said...

How was your street preaching, by the way?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That is very encouraging, I am flattered that you should think of me.
But I hate to admit this:

Yesterday evening, I left the light on before moving out of the drive in my car. I back into the house to turn it off with my shoes on.

My excuse is that I had already started the car and it was halfway down the drive. I was in a hurry and suffering from a cold.

If I had just put my shoes on, then I would have taken them off again, but I had gone beyond your stage.

I hope you are not disappointed in my shameful lack of integrity.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for asking. I did not go out street preaching because of my cold.

God Bless

Redeemed said...

Aha, the pupil has become the master!!! No, I'm just teasing.

I am not disappointed in any way. I'm just sad that you are suffering from a cold. :(

Glad you stayed in, it is wise. Hope you feel better.

I myself almost did not go tract passing but I knew I would regret it, so I went. I'm so glad the Lord moved me to go, because we were only 3 people from the church. Half an hour after we arrived, two Jehovah's witnesses also arrived at the metro.

It is good that we were there, standing for the truth.

Please pray for us, Matthew, our men are are going street preaching after the morning service tomorrow.

Thanks,
Sarah

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

May they bear much fruit in their labours.

Redeemed said...

Thank you!!!

Carey said...

I feel like I'm interrupting, but I had to show you all something. As I was reading this post, Matthew, I was reminded of a cartoon.

Click here to watch. It's the first cartoon on the list.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I cannot paly it unless I download some software. I do not like downloading things.

God Bless

Matthew

Carey said...

Oh bummer. I don't blame you. It was basically making fun of the Japanese and their habit of taking shoes off. Everyone in the cartoon takes off or puts on their shoes before jumping into the action.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I see.

Redeemed said...

Lol, Carey, I saw it.

That is funny!!!

Carey said...

Isn't it? *chuckles*