Well, I went for 2 weeks straight with no shoes. We went out to eat with an older couple who are really good friends of ours so I put on a pair of flipflops cause I didn't want to cause a scene. I did take them off in the car and at the table so it was just walking in and out of the restaurant!!
Then Sunday at Church, I was passed a note from the Sisters saying they saw that I didn't have any shoes on and that it would be more appropriate (?) if I had them on and if I had any I should put them on. Well, I did have a pair in the car so I couldn't honestly say I didn't have any so I put them on. My feet were so unhappy.
And the shoes came off immediately after!
We have a dress code at our church which is cool with me, but it doesn't say a thing about shoes. I don't see what the stretch is from barefeet to tiny flip flops is. Several religions remove their shoes in holy places. Peasants would have worn barefeet to church since they didn't wear shoes in the summer. I'm a peasant!
Discalced (I know I didn't spell it right) means without shoes. There are several religious orders of nuns and priests that are discalced. So there are Discalced Carmelites, Discalced Franscicans etc. My dear friend and fellow shoe hater said to tell people I was doing it for religious reasons: I'm a Discalced Momalite!
Seriously though, I'm going to have to talk to the Sisters and find out what the problem is.... My dad hates it, but that's a whole nutha story!