#19 Don’t leave the house with rollers in your hair or house shoes on your feet.

18 Jul

We’ve seen them everywhere.  The mall.  The grocery store.  The post office.  Your organization’s last convention.  The church kitchen preparing the post-service dinner.  Maybe we even saw you.  (GASP)  Yes, you. 

House shoes.  Shoes for the house.  “Do not leave the house in these shoes” shoes.  It says it in the name.  If you wear your house shoes outside of the house, you’ve defeated the purpose of house shoes.  They now have dirt from the outside on them that you are going to drag all through your house. 

Maybe this advice is slightly selfish.  Maybe I’m writing this because I no longer want to feel embarrassed when I see someone in public with rollers in their hair or house shoes on their feet.  If all of your shoes are that uncomfortable, why not buy more comfortable shoes?  Heard of sneakers?  How about flip-flops?  Dr. Scholl’s ® Massaging Gel Insoles?  If you are going to be in a position where you will be on your feet for an extended period of time and the thought of standing in your heels does not appeal to you, buy and wear some flats that match your outfit rather than wear the too small, too tight, too high heels, that will make you want to slip into your house shoes 5 minutes after arriving at your destination.  Who’s even going to notice or comment on your dress you spent months shopping for if you’re wearing house shoes?  Their eyes will be drawn to your feet. 

Here are a few exceptions to this “don’t leave the house with rollers in your hair or house shoes on your feet” advice:

  • It’s your wedding day and you don’t want to take the rollers out until you get to the church.  That’s understandable.  It’s your big day.  Every eye and every camera in the building will be on you.  You want to look your best.  You get a pass; however, you must drive directly from your home to the church, wedding hall, or wherever your wedding is being held.  No stops between the two.  Straight to the church.  (Notice that this exception only allows you to leave the house in rollers.  It doesn’t say anything about it being okay to wear house shoes before, during, or after the wedding and/or reception.  Not even when you get home.  Your husband does not want to see you in house shoes or rollers on your wedding night.)
  • You are at the salon and your stylist has had you sitting with rollers in your hair for the last 5 hours because he/she is terribly overbooked and you decide to go next door to the convenience store/fast food restaurant to get something to eat.  This is the “I don’t want to die of starvation/I’m so mad I’ve been here all day that I dare someone to say anything or even look at me like I’m crazy” exception.  Exception granted.
  • You’re leaving the hospital in a wheelchair, not simply because it’s hospital policy, but because you truly can’t walk out of the hospital on your own.  You’ve been through a lot (surgery, stroke, child-birth, etc.).  You deserve to be comfortable. 
  • Your house is on fire. 

So, what do you think?  Are there any exceptions that you would add to the list?


5 Responses to “#19 Don’t leave the house with rollers in your hair or house shoes on your feet.”

  1. Shana July 19, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Another exception: someone breaks into your house while you’re asleep and you have no choice but to flee. This could excuse both hair rollers and house slippers! LOL. Great post!

    • whydidshedothat July 19, 2010 at 11:06 am #

      LOL! I didn’t think of that one, but another great exception!

  2. Samika Williams July 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm #

    LOL! Good one. 🙂 Love it!

  3. Ebony July 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Another excellent post! You say all of the stuff that needs to be said, but people are too afraid to say it. LOL.

  4. Angela July 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Great post! I think you nailed all the acceptable ones.

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