Barefoot in Public

Barefoot in public
socially acceptable?
does it bother you?

Is there really anything wrong with going barefoot in public? Personally, I would not go barefoot anywhere, and my knee-jerk reaction upon encountering this scene was a feeling of disgust. The more I thought about it, the more I wondered if that feeling of disgust was really justified. Is it rude to sprawl out on the light rail like this and kick up your feet? Yes, but is there really anything wrong with making the personal choice to not wear shoes? Who am I to say what this man does with his feet? One thing is for certain, he can live free of the guilt of wearing overpriced footwear that may or may not have not been made under slave labor conditions in some far-away country. While I respect his freedom of choice regarding his footwear, I think I’ll pack some Lysol the next time I hit the rails.

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Barefoot in Public

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