Jul. 3rd, 2007 @ 08:33 am (no subject)
"Noshoes, no shirt, no service" this article on Digg opens with that line. The article is on how shoes hurt our feet and destroy our natural walk. But I'm wondering, about the "no shoes, no shirt, no service" signs in restaurants.

I was always told this was for health concerns. So... What health concerns to bare feet pose in a restaurant that the do not pose in a grocery store, where they are allowed?

I still endorse the "no shirts, no service" rule, but not for health concerns, but rather when I look at Middle America, I have to say I preffer them with their cloths on.

Anyway, someone want to fill me in on the real health risks of being barefoot in a restaurant?
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Date:July 3rd, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Athlete's foot, plantar's warts, and fungus are all contagious at least through skin contact, and if there are cuts with infectious whatever leaking... well you can sterilize a lot of things but floors are pretty hard.

Not to mention health risks to the barefoot people -- pointy things that could cut or injure feet and cause lawsuits...

All of the are fairly minimal, really, but people are pretty uptight. ^_^ Personally I like being barefoot.
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Date:July 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
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I always thought it was more about getting insurance. Bare feet not only pass/pick up more stuff, but could have hot soup spilled on them or knives dropped on them, etc/