The souls of our shoes

June 5th, 2007 · 26 comments

This important safety message is brought to you from an anonymous worker at a call center in Toronto.

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26 responses so far ↓

  • #1   xyierz

    What kind of hick goes shoe-less at work?!

    Jun 5, 2007 at 10:53 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Lifeguards.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 4:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Amanda

      This moron I work with. We’re in a semi-professional office environment, for pete’s sake! It wouldn’t be so bad if he cut his toenails more often than once a year and didn’t have big hairy toes. YUCK!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Kristie

    Got to hate cutting the “souls” of your feet.

    Jun 5, 2007 at 11:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Lexi

    I have to admit that when I am at my desk I often have my shoes off…ok and sometimes when I walk to the priner. I have a germ-freak coworker that gets so grossed 0ut (not by my cute feet!) from the germs on the floor. It’s just comfy.

    Jun 5, 2007 at 11:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   bobbyD

    oh, what needless shards and burdens our souls (soles) carry! I think I’d worry a bit more about the smithereens in my eye! Glad it missed by a hair (or would it be hare?)

    Jun 5, 2007 at 12:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   mattymatt

    What was her hair doing down on the ceramic kitchen floor?

    Jun 5, 2007 at 1:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   govtdrone

    Great name for a band:

    The Souls of People’s Shoes

    Jun 5, 2007 at 1:59 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Terri

    I’m not grossed out by the floor, but I am grossed out by coworkers with their shoes off. I have a “to the printer” walker near me too, and it’s gross, and to me, disrespectful. Put your darn shoes on – if they hurt or something, get some shoes that work for you.

    Jun 5, 2007 at 2:19 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   mel

    The Rolling Stones song, “Shattered”, is now playing in my head…

    Jun 5, 2007 at 3:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   joebec

    why are professional people walking around without shoes on? uck! i would leave a note that says “I’m surrounded by shoeless idiots!”

    Jun 5, 2007 at 4:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Kiki

    If you aren’t working from home keep your shoes on! It is so gross and unprofessional. You are in an office, not the beach. Plus who knows what is on the floor that could leave a black mark on your souls……………

    Jun 5, 2007 at 5:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Sara

    “disrespectful” A little dramatic I think.
    Unprofessional, perhaps. *Considering stopping*…um no, I think I will just do what makes me happy.

    Jun 5, 2007 at 7:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   mothmanbr

    Wow, a glass shard on your soul really must hurt.

    Jun 5, 2007 at 8:29 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   abarclay12

    I love it. It’s poetry. She should have sold it more hardcore and said a shard of glass did land in her eye – then she could have worn a bedazzled patch.

    Jun 5, 2007 at 11:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   angles_galore

    i don’t wear shoes at work. but that doesn’t mean i’m barefoot. it’s just comfortable, and my ceo even says that you can’t think creatively if your feet are bound. so he’s shoeless too.

    Jun 7, 2007 at 2:26 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Ron

    hehe why are so many people grossed out by bare feet-somebody has issues!

    Jun 11, 2007 at 2:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Clive

    “We cannot stress the importance”

    Well don’t, then.

    Jun 14, 2007 at 1:54 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   RaggDolly121

    HEY!

    Jul 3, 2007 at 10:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   tchotchotch

    The next time you think about how gross and disrespectful Printer-walker is, instead of feeling disgruntled, just go and floss.  Floss and wash your hands.  scrub, scrub, scrub them.  That's better!

    Oct 1, 2007 at 10:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   GezD bang

    I love this, “Some of the glass actually went in my hair.” Hilarious.

    And the whole “If I had been turned to the right it would have gone in my actual eye” thing –
    it should have a guilt-trip label.

    Then she pretended she was only concerned for all the shoeless wanderers. Classic PAN.

    Nov 30, 2007 at 2:01 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Quite Contrary bang

    I don’t think she particularly cares what happens to anyone else; I think she wants everyone to know what happened to her.

    Aug 12, 2008 at 10:49 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
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    Sep 6, 2008 at 6:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   mini e cigarette

    Yuck! Why aren’t they wearing shoes at work? Let them get a shard of glass in their feet and maybe they’ll learn.

    Aug 9, 2009 at 3:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      What they will do is sue.

      Aug 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     

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