OK, here’s a scenario for you to ponder. Obviously you know you’re a fob when you have to take your shoes off before entering your house. We all know that. But what if it’s not your house, and the host keeps his shoes on in the house?
This weekend, I stood at my friend’s parents’ doorway feeling horribly torn — they kept their shoes on in the house. Should I take my shoes off? Or would that make me look odd? Should I just enter, and walk around with my shoes *gasp* on?!
My friend saw my dilemma, and insisted I just walk in with my shoes on.
The experience was more uncomfortable than walking around in five-inch heels that are a size too small.
It sounds silly but I seriously could not think about anything else the whole time. I just wanted to take my shoes off! The worst was when I walked on the carpeted parts of the house. I was picturing all the dirt I’d walked on in grimy downtown San Francisco, all the gunk of strolling around Oakland Chinatown that’s now being imprinted all over the beautiful carpet. And didn’t I just barely miss stepping on dog poop the other day? All that stuff, just getting ingrained in that soft, fully carpet. Oh, the guilt of being raised a bona fide fob.
What would you do in this situation? Walk around sans shoes on the admittedly dirty floor? Or defy your fobby side and keep the shoes on?