Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Please remove muddy footwear"

While seeing my sister in Dorset, I visited a pub with a sign that said "Please remove muddy footwear." I can't remember seeing one of those signs in a pub before. It makes sense with a lot of people coming in from country walks. I imagine the stone floor would have been a little uncomfortable to walk on in socks, but I suppose regulars would know to bring a change of footwear if their shoes were going to get muddy.

13 comments:

Sandro said...

A very productive piece of news, CF

Strive to Simplify said...

It sure does simplify our lives not to have to clean up muddy footprints!

Read what we did to save our carpet from the same trauma!

Celestial Fundy said...

Thanks for dropping in.

Anonymous said...

I was in the libary this morning and needed some help looking at documents on microfilm.

The young lady who helped me was wearing a cardigan, black and red dress and stockinged feet with no shoes.

As she walked with me to the microfilm reader she made some remark like that she should be wearing shoes walking around.

I asked her if they were hurting. She said no but that she had taken them off to stand on a chair and had decided to leave them off.

Celestial Fundy said...

It does seem to happen.

Thanks for visiting. What do you think about removing shoes in homes?

Anonymous said...

I absoulutely agree with removing shoes in homes.

Seemed odd though this young lady walking around a public building weithout her shoes, especially when they were'nt hurting her.

I can't believe the floor would have been clean.

Celestial Fundy said...

I suppose she just wanted to be comfortable.

Anonymous said...

I suppose your'e right and to be fair she loked professional even shoeless.

Sandro said...

Whatever provides for better comfort (e.g. walking without shoes if one likes it) does so for higher professionalism.
Tired feet don't contribute to good performance. I would even say they disturb it. A librarian staying in her stockinged feet (if it's warm and clean indoors) will do her job more easily and so more readily.
I think managers interested in more professionalism had better encourage a shoeless mode at their offices.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

You probably won't remeber, but I posted on here about 15 or 16 months ago.

I work in a libary and together with a coule of muy colleagues wear slippers in the branch as it is easier and more comfy.

Becky.

Celestial Fundy said...

Becky, I do remember your comment. Thanks for dropping in again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you - thats kind of you.

I can't tell you how nice it is to get into work and take my formal shoes off and change into slippers.

As well as being comy and practical, I am sure it must be more health than wearing shoes all day.

Also, it has meant that I have'nt had to buy new work shoes for nearly 2 years ,as I only wear them to and from work.

Becky.

Sandro said...

Nobody could explain it better, Becky)