Wednesday, January 13, 2010

50 Something Mom's Blog: Shoes: On or Off?

50 Something Mom's Blog: Shoes: On or Off?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am in the process of organising a party for my grand mothers 75th birthday.

It is being held at a local hotel and on monday I had arranged to meet a local florist at the hotel to look at the room and provide a quote for flowers.

There was still a little snow around but not much.

I konw the florist as she owns the only such shop in town. She is a lady of about 25 and runs a suceesfull little business.

Anyway, we met in the hotel reception and I took her to see the room. She was dressed in a smart but casual top, trousers and knee -lenghth boots with her trousers tucked into the boots.

Anyway, as soon as we entered the room where the event is being held she putt down her bag and took off her jacket. To my surprise she then pulled her boots off and walked around the room just in her socks. She said she did'nt want to walk dirt and salt etc into the carpet.

When we had finished I took her for a coffee in a diiferent part of the hotel and she carried her bag, but just went in her socks leaving her boots and jacket in the room.

Eventually after we had finished coffee she went back for her jacket and boots.

Anne.

Anonymous said...

Anne, were you in shoes while she was de-booting?

Celestial Fundy said...

Thanks for visiting and sharing that, Anne.

richyrich said...

It is one thing to take one's shoes off when visiting someone's home but to do so i n a public place such as a hotel in order to preserve the carpets is especially considerate. Do you mind me asking where the hotel is? Is it in the UK?

Anonymous said...

A hotel room is not a public place, so shoes off there is common sense

Anonymous said...

Hi Richyrich and others,

The hotel was in the UK, actually in the South West near Bath.

It was'nt actually a hotel room as such, but a conference room in the hotel wheree the party is going to be held.

When I saw the florist take her boots off, I did slip my courts off as well, although I put them back on when we went to have coffee, whereas she stayed in her socked feet.

Richy, Hope you don't mind me asking, but I think you mentioned a while ago that one of your colleagues was wearing slippers in the office. can you expalin a bit more like why and whether she had changed into them Does she do it all the time?

With all this bad weather I am wondering if I could do the same?

Anne.

richyrich said...

Anne, in response to your question, the lady who wore slippers in the office did so because it's been really slushy outside because of the snow. She did it again today and changed from outside shoes. However, I've never seen her doing so in normal weather. The other woman I work with whom I said went about the place in her socks also did that today.