Monday, April 17, 2006

Politics and the Shoes-Off Policy

I cannot think of many ways in which a person's politics might affect whether they remove their shoes at the door or whether they prefer visitors to remove their shoes.

I suppose many Conservative party supporters in the UK are likely to be upper middle class and thus would never ask guests to remove their shoes. That is just not done in respectable society here.

I expect environmentalists are probably more likely to have a shoes-off policy, as they worry a lot about pollution and pesticides. Those things can be picked up by one's shoes.

9 comments:

Redeemed said...

Good point, Matthew.

Now you made me scratch my head again. I am now thinking if the Prime Minister of Canada removes his shoes at the door or asks his guests to.

But then again, Prime Ministers have so much on their hands, I cannot image them inviting people over for lunch.

Carey said...

So removing your shoes is a bit of a hippie thing?

Redeemed said...

that makes all canadians hippies!

Now I feel like singing "have u huged a tree today".

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I doubt the prime minister of Canada does. I expect Canadian visitors to his home know to bring a change of shoes in winter.

Carey, no environmentalists are not exactly hippies. They are people who get very agitated and worry a lot.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Carey said...

"Carey, no environmentalists are not exactly hippies. They are people who get very agitated and worry a lot."

Agitated and worried alot? LOL, that's not me. However, my mother is like that. You are a lot like my mom, Matthew. You would like her.

I know plenty of hippies who are environmentalists... maybe it comes with the territory.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I do not worry very much about the environment, Carey.

I think these things get exagerrated. It is always more popular to worry about the future.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Carey said...

Yes, things are always exaggerated... absolutely everything. That is why one must take everything with a grain of salt.

I wonder why so many people think they have to worry about something. Worrying only gives you stomach ulcers. LOL

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

It is part of European culture and has spread to the New World as well.

The West has always delighted in the thought of its destruction and the destruction of the world. Soemthing that we get from our Judaeo-Christian background.

The thought has simply been secularised, so that people these days fear global warming, rather than God's judgment.

People incorporate those thigns that they despise and fear into their own apocalypses, be they capitalism or nuclear warfare.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Carey said...

Ah...