Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon removes her shoes while visiting a nursery



Another topical post.

The Scottish first minister and SNP leader recently removed her shoes while visiting a daycare nursery. While some nurseries have a shoes-off rule for hygiene reasons, it's more likely the first minister removed her shoes to be more comfortable while playing with the children.

7 comments:

Mark said...

Pop along to mumsnet where there is a war taking place in a thread about removing place.
I find it appalling that theres such vitriol.
The thing that probably amuses the most is where people say its rude to ask guests to remove shoes and then swear continually in their comments.
I was not only brought up to remove shoes but also to believe that swearing is rude.

Sandro said...

I have googled the photo and found no accompanying info to assume her motives.

Matthew Celestine said...

Eventually the moderators there will probably ban discussion of the subject.

Paul said...

Looks like she was barefoot, which means she was spreading her fungus where the kids were playing. Not very nice.

Matthew Celestine said...

No, she's wearing pantyhose. When did you last go to the optician?

Paul said...

Looks like she is wearing very sheer ones so it is hard to see. Anyway, if she is in pantyhose, it is better as her bare feet are not touching the floors. Might well be that she removed her shoes for both cleanliness and comfort reasons.

Mark said...

I'm amazed how nasty people are getting in the Mumsnet debate. Much of it is around social class. Only in the UK could people get hung up about class and shoe removal.
Social class is a manacle and irrelevant. We are what we are and to ascribe social class to to human behaviour becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.
People will say I don't make people take shoes off. I'm middle class. Only the lower classes and aspiring middle classes make people remove shoes. Ergo. I don't make people take shoes off therefore I'm middle class.
I fail to understand how something innocuous as removing shoes makes people so uptight. Especially when they do in their own homes. There seem to be so many people who struggle to cope outside the comfort zone of their own homes.