Thursday, July 06, 2006

Eccentricity #4


Great, I'm over half way done my eccentricity list! I'm trying to choose things that won't scare the average person away from wanting to get to know me, but this post may be borderline. You see, the problem is that I have issues with feet. Joy, Grace, and Nikki probably remember this from camp, as every night before bed I would go and wash my feet. I can't stand to go to bed with dirty feet! And it gets worse...since I had a short career in massage therapy, I sometimes get requests to rub feet. I am happy to oblige, but I often find myself thinking "I better remember to wash my hands after!" And the absolute worst is when someone has dirty socks or feet and they come in close proximity to me or something I may touch. For instance, in the dorms at college, our beds did double duty as couches. I would just scream inside if I came into my room and someone was sitting on my bed with their feet near my pillow or even near where I might put my head. Now, my feet aren't perfect by any means...I'm going to admit here that I currently have 2 warts that I'm trying to deal with (the shame!). But I do try to keep my feet presentable. Wow, I just read this over and now I'm a little hesitant to post. Knowing the girls I mentioned above, they will try to get their feet as close to me as possible the next time I go to visit...

9 comments:

kelle said...

Dags, I completely understand...I too have similar issues with feet...maybe not to the same extreme as you. The feet near the pillow was a huge one for me in College as well as someone having their bum on or near my pillow!
Great post!! :)

T said...

I was the same with people sitting on my bed at college. Foreign farts and somebody elses stinky feet germs are not exactly appealing in your personal space...aka bedding! I don't think your weird for that one...I would flat out refuse to rub somebody else's feet. I think it's gross no matter how clean. That's why I could never do pedicures or foot massages.

Des said...

Funny you should be posting this, I just came back from a pedicure. So my feet even smell like roses!!

Swoosh said...

I have a friend who will freak out if you put your feet anywhere near her, even worse if you're not wearing socks. If I slept over, I'd have to sleep on top of the sheet while she slept under it so our feet wouldn't accidentally touch in the night. I think you're eccentricity is relatively controlled. :)

Renee said...

Well I hate feet...they're vile disgusting things...and if peeps have a foot fetish...well it's just wrong....lol I like to have my feet presentable...getting a pedicure now and then...especially in the summer. I'm all over this oddity....

joy said...

Ha! I love how you live in fear that the next time you see us, we would do something so mean to you. The sad thing is that you're right.

shinbone #4 said...

oh kelly - you know us so well...
Love you so much, thanks for calling and leaving a message - I just missed it, I was attached to an IV and couldn't move quickly - probably just as well.. the lady in the bed next to mine was trying to sleep. I meant to call you back in the morning, but everything happened fast after I woke up... but we'll talk soon right?

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