Sunday, July 18, 2010

Guest post from Bob

Susan’s Saga

Susan is a 43-year-old single woman who lives in a tony suburb of NYC. She recently accepted a position as a administrative manager for a Broadway actress. The job requires Susan to work from the actress’ NYC apartment.
On the day of her initial interview, she arrived professionally dressed. She rang the bell and was invited in with the proviso that her shoes were to be left at the door. During the course of the interview, the actress explained that she maintained a shoe free home and as such Susan had the option of either spending the day in her stockinged feet or changing into a pair of soft sole slippers upon arriving.
What was Susan’s reaction to the “no shoes allowed rule”? She was very willing to accept the rule as she maintains a shoe free home herself.


richyrich said...

Did the actress offer to provide Susan with a pair of slippers?

Bob said...

No, she did not offer her a pair of slippers. The intention was that Susan could opt to bring a pair of her own choosing so long as they were soft soled

Bob said...

Matthew, thank you for the privilidge of allowing me to "guest post"

richyrich said...

Paul and Anne's Story

Paul and Anne are both teachers in their late 40's and live in the Midlands. They have two teenege children (a son and a daughter) both of whom are still at school and living at home.

Last year they had a major extension done to their house. Whilst the work was going on the ground around their house was very messy and they decided that until the work was finished, the whole family should take their shoes off when entering the house in order to keep the place clean. The original plan was for it just to be a temporary measure and that the wearing of shoes indoors would resume afterwards.

However one thing they noticed was that as soon as they started removing their shoes, the house was much cleaner even compared to what it was before the building work began. Cleaning had to be done less frequently which for two busy working people was a major bonus! They then decided to make the "shoes off policy" permanent and carry on with it even after the work was complete. At first their children were not keen on the idea, they have friends over quite often, and the thought of having to get them to unshoe themselves every time they visited did not appeal to them.

Eventually they were won over and now more than a year on and the buiding work just a memory, the whole family take off their shoes in the house all the time without thinking about it. The children's friends do it every time they visit as well. Indeed some have actually commented that they like the practice as it makes them feel more comfortable!

richyrich said...

I'd be greatful if you could post the above story "Paul and Anne" as well. Thanks

Celestial Fundy said...

If anybody wants to submit a longer post, I can give you my email.