Montage! I am going to get tougher and stronger and hopefully as time goes by it will become a lot more comfortable. I am still getting a lot of strange looks as I walk and I assume that will continue.
I had a very amusing interaction with an elderly lady on the street yesterday. I held open a door for her and she saw my bare feet and gave me a dirty look and then said, "I heard on the radio that if you wouldn't lick something with your tongue than you shouldn't be willing to walk there with bare feet, it is bad for you."
Has that person on the radio ever been to a beach? I don't regularly indulge in beach-sand-lickery, but the joy of submerging my toes in sand at the beach is simply sublime and I am confident I am not alone in either of these feelings! Setting aside that example for a moment I must wonder what this sort of instruction is meant to accomplish. Is the idea to make sure everyone wears shoes all the time for propriety reasons? I have no interest in licking my bed linens, should I wear shoes to bed too?