Saturday, March 07, 2009

Sorry, people

Its not so easy to come up with regular posts when you are working full time.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you're still around. Hope all's well with you

richyrich said...

Glad to see that you're still around. Hope all's well with you

richyrich said...

Have you seen this link?

http://www.bebo.com/inv/8820196875a233987611b8820098289c8270840667

richyrich said...

Sorry gave the wrong link earlier.This is the right one

http://jamey-astore.blogspot.com/2009/03/take-your-shoes-off-please-why-health.html

Celestial Fundie said...

Thanks for the kind thoughts.

Work can be stressful and I am doing a lot of driving, but am otherwise well.

Celestial Fundie said...

I read that article before. That looks like a reproduction of it intended for google-distorting purposes.

Bob said...

Matthew...glad to hear that all is well with you. I do miss reading your postings but certainly understand the time constraints working places on one's free time.
I thought that you would find this interesting....my wife was invited to a social gathering at the home of one of her classmates. The invitation was over the phone. A few days later the women emailed her driving directions and noted in the email either stocking feet or slippers would be appropriate as shoes were severly frowned upon. My wife thought that this was a good approach rather than telling 20 or so women as they arrived...heels off please!!!

richyrich said...

Did your wife go to the gathering? And how did the shoes off rule go down amongst the guests in general?

Celestial Fundie said...

Bob, I bought a laptop and mobile broadband today, so I might get to blog a little more.

Thanks for sharing that story.

You Americans do seem a lot more candid about shoe removal. British people mostly seem to be a lot more timid and rely on the politeness of the guest.

God Bless

Matthew

moderate mouse said...

Bob

It's good that the woman in your story warned her guests in advance so that they'd at least have the chance to plan their outfits accordingly.

The footwear thing aside, do you know if the dress code was otherwise formal or casual?

Bob said...

Richyrich, Yes my wife did attend the gathering. She said that 20 of her classmates were there. There were a few comments made as the women entered and took off their shoes, but all were made good naturedly. To avoid a pile of shoes by the door, they were asked to put their shoes in a side room with the coats.
Matthew,A new laptop and broadband...good for you. Hopefully we will get to read more of your insights and experiences.
Americans do tend to be up front about things, but if you want something done in a certain way and ask politely it generally works.
Moderate Mouse, As we all have differnt opinions as to what is formal and what is casual, I don't know how to answer your question.The get together began at 3PM and ended around 11PM Based on how my wife was dressed, it was neither formal, long gown/fancy dress nor casual, blue jeans. She wore a skirt and I would assume the other women dressed similarly...skirts or dress slacks.

richyrich said...

Bob, did your wife's host provide the guests with slippers? And do you know whether most of the guests chose to wear slippers or stay in their stocking feet or barefoot?

Bob said...

Richyrich, Just to be clear the gathering was a totally female affair as my wife went to an all girls school. I am assuming that the hostess did not provide slippers as she did not mention that in her email. As to what most of the women did I have no idea. I am sure that my wife remained in stockinged feet as that is what she generally does and most likely the others as well. It was a coldish day so again I assume that most of the ladies wore stockings or trouser socks. For the record the reason for the no shoes policy was newly refinished floors and new light colored carpeting

richyrich said...

A shoes off policy is a must if you have light coloured carpeting. I've got that at my house. Actually it was put there by those who lived here before me. They put it there 2 years before I moved in and I've now been there for 3 years. They operated a shoes off policy and I've continued with that. Five years on the carpet is still more or less spotless. Goodness knows how it would now look like if shoes had been regularly worn on it.

bob said...

Richyrich...we have the same policy at our home and have had for years...it has been nice communicating with you

victoriap said...

Yes I agree with Richyrich that a shoes off policy is essential with light carpets.Our carpets are clean and unmarked because absolutely do not allow shoes in the house.Its been a while since I commented, but I have missed your posts Matt.

Celestial Fundie said...

Thanks, Victoria.