Sunday, April 25, 2010

Telling myself it's not my place..

A friend invited me over for lunch with him and his girlfriend.

Although he always removes his shoes, his girlfriend kept her boots on.

My friend had just cleaned the carpet and it looked lovely and clean (better than mine). It was painful to see the lady sitting on the carpet with her boots on. It really seemed all wrong. I tried to remind myself it was his place not mine.

After a post-lunch walk in a park and some woodland, my friend was quick to insist on shoes coming off when we returned. I would have done that before we had even had lunch.

8 comments:

Kev said...

What kind of boots was she wearing; did they "make" her outfit?

Celestial Fundy said...

Kev! Where have you been? Haven't heard from you for ages.

They were blue leather with high heels. She was wearing them with jeans.

Kev said...

I've been keeping up to speed, just haven't commented in a while.

Maybe she considered them a chore to remove or was wearing what she considered tacky socks. Did she mind when she eventually had to take them off post-walk?

Moderate Mouse said...

Yeah, I know what it's like to see something happen in or around someone else's place that I don't like but I can't control because it's well, someone else's place.

I'm reluctant to go into any details as to times when this has happened as I'm trying not to run my cybermouth too much outside of my own blogs. However, I will say this: sometimes in life, things happen before our very eyes that are unacceptable (to our judgement at least) but are beyond our control for whatever reason, and all we can do is take it in stride. As of late something I've been trying to do for those situations is think the prayer: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." But that's just me.

Celestial Fundy said...

MM, the 'serenity prayer' is perhaps a little cliched, but it represents an important truth.

Celestial Fundy said...

Kev, I don't think she minded.

Please keep in touch with us.

Sandro said...

was it her first time at the place? if yes, she might have thought it would be considered wrong if she took her boots off

Celestial Fundy said...

Sandro, your comment got email notification faster than it is appearing. I can't see it here. Blogger must be slow today.

She had been there before. Last time her feet were bare, but I did not notice if she had removed them at the door or before putting her feet up on the sofa.