Your feet smell like rotting corpses, Ed!
I see we have a story offering etiquette tips on how to dress for the office during the summer. This helps me a lot, because my “office” is in my home. My coworkers are two dogs and two cats, so I’m afraid my dress code may be slipping as the heat rolls in. I need some good advice.
“Sandals are iffy for men. Be sure your feet look and smell appropriate for business…”
Hey, slow down, etiquette folks, so I can take this all in. You’re saying if my feet stink like a Porta-John and I have curling yellowed toenails, and small rodents keel over dead as I walk by in my sandals, then maybe I should go back for shoes and socks, huh?
This is is GREAT stuff! Tell me more!
Flip-flops are distracting. They make noise and expose your feet. The weather might be sweltering hot, but do you really want your boss raising her eyebrows about your feet?
Okay, again with the feet? I’m not pointing fingers here, but somebody seems obsessed with foot stuff. What else should I know?
“For men, think twice before wearing loafers without socks…”
Stop it with the feet! Right now!
“For women, the more skin you show, the less influence you have….”
Really? You think so? Not in the world where I live, here on Planet Earth.
“Also avoid: sheer fabrics, short skirts, shorts, Spandex, and bare midriffs…”
Okay, that’s sheer nonsense, pardon the pun. If you allow the women to wear sheer fabrics, short skirts and have bare midriffs, I guarantee you the guys are gonna make that smelly foot thing go away pretty fast.
Top: A man stands in waste water inside a tannery in Cairo in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Crisp
Right: A model presents a creation from Tom Rebl Fall/Winter 2010/11 collection during the Berlin Fashion Week January 22, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
Left A model displays a creation as part of the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2010 women’s collection in Milan September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini