Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nick Clegg's Heatwave Tip

Nick Clegg, our deputy prime minister, disclosed today that during Britain's current heatwave, he has been removing his shoes in his office, just like so many overheated office workers. It's nice to know that politicians are human just like us.

Why does one need to wear shoes in an office anyway?

11 comments:

Mark said...

I take my shoes off at my office. But I do wear them when I see clients.

Elain Smith said...

Well here in Canada we do take our shoes of in offices a lot, and do to the nature of my work I am required to meet clients in my stockinged feet lol,but I love padding around in stockinged feet so its not a problem at all

Anonymous said...

Elain Smith, what job requires stockinged feet?

Elain Smith said...

I am a move estimator,and when I go to clients homes I am required to remove my shoes before walking around the house

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the feedback

Mark said...

We are going to Budapest tomorrow for three weeks. We are staying with my fiancees parents. Hungary is a very civilised country and just about everyone seems to take off their shoes at the door.

Matthew Celestis said...

Have a good trip!

Mark said...

Thanks. We still have another week of our holiday remaining. The Hungarians are a respectful nation. People never seem to put their feet up on bus seats and if they do put their feet on the seats on trains then they take off their shoes. Budapest is a very dusty city and bare feet in sandals do get dirty, so when visiting people do seem to change into slippers rather than walk around with dirty barefeet. We have been to some lovely homes where we changed into slippers when we arrived.

Martin said...

I started working in socks when the weather was so hot here in the UK. At first it felt a bit odd, but it is incredabily comfortable. Although it has cooled down now I have carried on doing it - and the lady I work with (there are only to of us in the office) has also started doing it.

Matthew Celestis said...

Mark, thanks for telling us about it.

Matthew Celestis said...

Martin, good for you.