Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Barefoot in the Frat House

The thing I find most horrifying about this is that they apparently have a no-shoes policy.  Look at the pile of shoes by the door.  The white socks.  The one guy holding the bong appears to actually be wearing slippers instead of moccassins.

I absolutely loathe having to take my shoes off inside because I'm afraid of stepping on something sharp.  When I was a kid I read a book about the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906, and it said that because the earthquake happened in the early morning while people were still in bed, everyone ran out into the street barefoot and ended up with massive injuries from all the broken glass cutting their feet.  This HORRIFIED me beyond belief.  Way more than the tragedy of people losing their homes or dying. 

One of the most terrifying cinematic moments for me is in Die Hard when Hans Gruber tells his henchman to "shoot the glass" so that John McClane has to walk across the broken glass barefoot.  At that point, I basically just want John to give up and let the terrorists win.  I've had it. 


8 comments:

Rob! said...

My favorite thing is that they can't wear shoes but they're spilling beer all over their floor. Someone's parents were probably very strict about this but he never realized why, he just thought it was a great rule.

Anonymous said...

You don't live somewhere where it snows, do you? Slush, salt chunks, and mud all tracked right over a white carpet. God damned roommates.

Henray said...

You dont like wearing shoes innside? man, that sounds really wrong to me. couldnt you wear slippers or something? stomping around in shoes all day sounds like it would leave your feet with a pretty rich odor at the end.

Luvbug said...

Can we please stop talking like a bunch of bored Gloop twats, shut the fuck up about shoe rules and please heap more mockery upon these pathetic douchenuggets? What do you second-hand dildos think this site is for, anyway?

So, to continue: Ha ha, Keystone Light!

Anonymous said...

Anyone whose ever been in a frat house knows this is way too clean to be a frat house

Anonymous said...

I went to a "party" at a friends' house one time and you had to take your shoes off. Then some girl spilled her red wine on the floor. Then some kid puked. I put my shoes back on. FUCK THE RULES.

Jonathan said...

Ever hear of the pass out policy regarding shoes? Essentially, if you are wearing shoes when you pass out you are fair game for pretty much anything. The sharpie is usually the standard but some go to the extreme. One of the reasons I try and avoid wearing shoes.

The only time I ever have to worry about stepping on something is if someone breaks the glass. Luckily, my friends and I are clever enough while intoxicated to clean it up.

Anonymous said...

You do realize that the whole "wearing shoes indoors" thing is something that looks really weird if you're not from the US?