Ok l am going to rant l have been driven to it by my husband AND the brit public. If you think you may get upset don't read this and DON'T lecture me.
It is ok to have your eyebrows, ears, tongue, lips, cheeks, nipples, bellybutton and d**k pierced.
It is ok to wear clothes that are torn all over = fashion
It is ok to have a tiny little skirt or dress and a thong no matter how ugly you are.
It is ok to have a vast expanse of flesh rolling out over a skimpy skirt, or if male bulging out all over. (actually women do as well)
It is ok to wear a top that if you hicup your breasts fall out and hang.
It is ok to not shave or to half shave so you look scruffy= fashion stubble.
It is ok to wear ridiculous thin high heels acknowledged to damage your feet, ditto for higher broader shoes.
It is ok to wear all the above in mid winter and look even more stupid.
I choose to look respectable, wear comfortable clothes. And the fact that l choose NOT to wear shoes because my feet are comfortable without, because it is a proven fact that feet that grew without shoes strangling them have a very bad time adjusting to shoes.
And l am looked at like l am the ape man cometh, l get stupid comments from people, l get angry looks and sighs (from hub) l get people making erroneous comments on health and safety.
Look l know my risks l know because l have rough areas in my feet where thorns and bits of whatever l haven't dug out over the years poke through the skin every so often. Such is life.
I have pretty tough rhino hide on my feet and mainly have a foot problem if it is cold and my feet are cold (underneath on the sole) or l am very tired, not sure why but that is when l have problems walking on sharp stones i.e. gravel.
I have nearly 47 odd years of being barefoot much of that time l THINK l have some idea of what may or may not be a problem. So back off and do not try and dictate to me because my patience is at an end and now l am getting nasty over it.
This explosion was the result of the mobile library staff asking me to wear shoes in future in the van.
The major accidents l have had with my feet have always been with shoes. Other than always slipping on slidey floors because all shoes slide. The last major accident was back in Tenerife when l stood on a nail that went through my shoe sole, my foot and up through the top of my foot and stuck smiling out the top of my shoes, l had to slowly pull the whole lot out and that was all because l had shoes on. A story l will post someday.
Right rant over.