June 15, 2006

If you are studying at school or in the library, certain social standards are relaxed. For instance, taking one’s shoes off in the library and walking–short distances, of course–barefoot is not totally appalling. The library is only a semi-public space.

But if you are studying in a coffeeshop, there is no relaxing of the standard. OK, maybe if you’re wearing flip-flops and you slip them off, and then have to stand/walk to adjust your chair or table. But if your shoes are SNEAKERS, taking them–and your socks!–off and then moving around the coffeehouse, changing tables, you have crossed a line.

She’s dressed so nicely, too–far nicer than I’d be dressed for Bar/Bri.

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