I have absolutely no idea what I am going to type…
I heard an inference the other day after a rant about shoes that it would probably appear in a post a few days later.
All I said was that you can tell a lot about a country by it’s ‘shoe policy’. For example – can you think of many establishments in the UK that would tolerate the absence of footwear when attempting to enter and can you think of one solitary reason why that should be the case?
It could be due to the technological advancement of a particular society:
So – for example if a society hasn’t invented shoes yet then how can they be expected to wear them when trying to order a pint of Boddingtons in the snug bar of the Coach and Horses?
Or lack of economic progression in a specific area:
Meaning people can’t afford shoes – so when they’re purchasing a delicious and nutritious burger from Micky D’s they have no spare income to provide adequate foot coverage so are unable to save onlookers embarrassing toe nudity incidents.
Obviously I wouldn’t want to wander barefoot around certain areas of Hackney (for example) without donning enough sole protection to keep all floor-level diseases and discarded drug paraphenalia from entering my body. But the option should be mine – my feet – my choice.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time in countries with great shoeless tolerance levels – where blatant nakedness is rife in all areas of public access. Shopping malls, restaurants – even whilst driving. Crazy. This attitude has been prevalent at either end of the socio-economic scale so implies that it really has nothing to do with these things. It’s all about the totalitarian oppression of freewill and the squashing of any spark of individuality that todays homogenised society has left undoused.
I want to live in a land where I can get my foot kit off and be foot naked with all my various foot bits dangling around for all to see.
Anyway I probably won’t bother writing all that – I shall probably think of something later…
I didn’t surf today.