No shoes, no shirt, no service.

Andrew A. (@biga69) 10 years, 3 months ago

Since when did not wearing shoes or a shirt merit your ejection from a business? This rule seems like a massive overreaching of the powers of society.

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Michael (30) (@mikey) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

I feel you man, I hate wearing shoes.

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Andrew A. (201) (@biga69) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

my friend just told me on fb that he hates feet and that because he doesn’t like them I can’t be barefoot… no fucking sense

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Th-0m (43) (@0negative) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

I don’t really get it either. But with businesses they can basically do whatever the hell they want, as long as they don’t violate the law. Freedom unless, it’s inconvenient basically lol.

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Peter (152) (@searchingforthetruth) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

Well, its due to our extremely litigious society. If you walk into a 7-11 without shoes, and happen to step on glass that was carelessly left on the floor..you wouldn’t try to sue them? What if you knew you could at least settle with them for half a million?

Also, its private property..on your property you could do whatever you want.

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LoveBeforeAllElse (27) (@codyhillock) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@biga69, In my opinion it’s just the nature of society to be over reaching. All society is from my view point is us grouping together to suppress each other. If you can’t be EXACTLY who you want to be then you are a slave. Of course because it’s human nature to fight each other so the perfect world isn’t possible right now.

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adam (71) (@adamd) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

Often I go out without shoes and I’ll need to stop in somewhere to get gas or something so I just walk in gas stations and 7-11’s all the time with no shoes on. It’s really satisfying and I’ve never had anybody say anything to me! :D

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Carina (99) (@misssunbeam) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

Unfortunately society has constructed a whole ton of rules by which we are supposed to abide if we don’t want to be looked down upon and treated like freaks. This is the black sheep syndrome, be like the rest or be ostracised. It’s an unfortunate human condition, also seen in many other species on this planet. BUT I personally encourage difference that is sincere (not just to get attention). Tell your friend to suck it up :)

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Obviously, you’re not a golfer (605) (@donjaime23) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@biga69, If you think a proprietor demanding a little decency in their establishment is “a massive overreaching of the powers of society,” parking meters must make you shit your pants…

…or do you not like wearing those either?

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Andrew A. (201) (@biga69) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@donjaime23, I live on a farm and am from a small farm community so I haven’t had any reason to not like parking meters since I have never had to use them before. However they do seem weird… Why would they make you pay to park on the side of a public road?

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Netto Germanicus (64) (@netto) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

I live in Cabo, Mexico and let me tell you walking around shirtless and shoeless is the awesomest thing ever…and the tourist love it too. Major stores like walmart don’t let you though I was in shock when they said I needed shoes.

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pat (169) (@epath) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

People who don’t wear shoes, especially in warmer climates, can get parasites such as hookworm. That is the only reason I can think of for wearing shoes.

I suppose if a really handsome guy wasn’t wearing a shirt, I wouldn’t mind, but as I am a superficial human being who judges others on their looks (like most of us), I would be disgusted if a really grotesque half naked person was sitting in front of me while i was eating. That is the only reason I think of for wearing a shirt.

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pat (169) (@epath) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

I suppose you could also make the case that feet pick up all sorts of bacteria and other unsavory things on the ground and it could be transferred if everyone came in barefoot to a restaurant.

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adam (71) (@adamd) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@epath, i feel like shoes pick up on bacteria and dirt better than feet. feet have a smooth, easily washable membranes on the outside. shoes (at least the shoes i wear) have mesh outers and get very dirty very easily and i can only imagine all my sweat in them gives all the bacteria a perfect environment for flourishing haha. also the soles have cracks and patterns that grip onto dirt and drop it off everywhere i go. the bottoms of feet are also smooth and can be wiped off very easily on a curb. just some thoughts. im all about barefoot living.

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Matthew (1,127) (@ojai) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@adamd, while I get what you’re saying, wouldn’t a barefoot pick up on more bacteria simply because it is a barefoot – skin to bacteria?

But I think it’s a bullshit rule. I think it’s a hygiene matter rather suppressing our freedoms to be without clothes in ‘commercial’ places (even though that’s what is being done anyway). All summer I like to be in as little amount of clothes as possible and I live in New York. I always catch myself or get caught when I walk into a gas station without a shirt on and I’m like “aaaaahhhh now I have to go back to my car to put a shirt on”. However, when I went to the Carolinas, the beaches in Jersey and Desert Island off the coast of Maine, nobody cared about shirts or shoes!

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adam (71) (@adamd) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@ojai, hmm you know I’m not really sure which is more hygienic, I just don’t want to wear shoes!!! hahaha it is a bullshit rule

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Ya it sucks. I wish I could just wear short shorts and wrestling shoes everywhere.

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pat (169) (@epath) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@adamd, True, but if you bring in bacteria from the outside with your feet and other people are barefoot, then it is passed on to them immediately. Unless you’re all washing your feet all the time! You could have one of those little anti bacteria basins at the doorway of the restaurant where you had to dip your feet before you go in.:

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Lainy (5) (@lainybear) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@epath, that’s a really cool idea! I hate shoes, always have! If I’m going anywhere by myself I won’t wear them, I just carry them until I need to go in somewhere. I can’t think of a better feeling than walking around barefoot and feeling the ground under your feet. It feels like you’re a little kid again and you’re going on an adventure! That’s what life is anyway, right? :)

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adam (71) (@adamd) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

@epath, yes that would be useful assuming that all the bacteria on your feet is bad for you. i prefer to think the opposite and would avoid the toxic basin :)

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pat (169) (@epath) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

I don’t know why my comments aren’t coming up when I hit “reply.” Anyhoo, @adamd, sure not all bacteria are bad for you and I agree that people (moms and doctors) over- sterilize everything, which means we don’t build up resistance naturally and also that super bugs are created by antibiotics. However, since I live in a hot and humid climate, I wear at least sandals so as not to come into contact with ringworm or hookworm. Also, I don’t want to get tetanus.

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Stone (44) (@stone93) 10 years, 3 months ago ago

Shoes seperate you from the earth

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Frank (2) (@chunkyshoes) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

7/11s or something like that I can see how it’s silly to wear shoes. But if I was in a restaurant, I wouldn’t want to eat food with a bunch of dirty half naked people.

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Anonymous (202) (@) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

troll

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 10 years, 2 months ago ago

Its funny this came up, just the other day I saw a guy walk into a convenience store in shorts, no shoes, no shirt, and still got service.

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