Yesterday, in front of the Library of Congress, I happened to encounter throngs of interns being herded off somewhere. After passing several groups of them, I noticed one particular female intern walking with two male colleagues. The girl was barefoot and holding her shoes in her hand.
I know how terribly uncomfortable dress shoes can get, but this is not the prairie, it's a big city, and wearing shoes is a must! On a city street, do you have any idea what you might be stepping in?
Now, for those of you who are thinking, let's just give her the benefit of the doubt, maybe it had been a long day, maybe she had just gotten back from happy hour, maybe there was some other adequate excuse, I have to tell you the clincher. It was 9:30am. Sorry honey, you are going to have wear shoes to fulfill your role in the office and to survive in a city environment, I think it's time to invest in a pair of comfy ones.