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Old May 9th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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I saw this on the Today show this morning...It seems, what you answer is almost like a personality test....how would you react to this,and what if anything would you do?

A staffer on the show took a picture of this on her flight. The man who sat down next to her, proceeded to take off his shoes...he was then barefoot,and he crossed his leg,and now his stinky frito smelling foot was in her space.

KLG, said, she would ask the flight attendant to intervene. She said people think,since they pay for a ticket, they should be able to do what they want..this went on to include smelly food.. Hoda, never said what she would do....

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Its not sanitary to be barefoot on an airplane . I personally feel it should be outlawed .
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Henry, I agree, but,what would you do?
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Lobby the airline industry to not allow passengers to remove stockings or socks .
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Henry, c'mon now..I am talking about what you would do in the given situation..not lobbying the governent.
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I would get up and go to the lavatory but stop and ask the flight attendant to speak with the person, if that didnít work I would demand to be moved to another seat.
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Even with stockings or socks feet can and do stink.

What would I do?
Put my shoes back on... I guess
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Put him to sleep and then put his feet on the floor. When he awoke, I'd just say, "Strangest things happen when one removes their shoes and socks on an airliner, now don't they?"
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Henry, c'mon now..I am talking about what you would doi in the given situation..not lobbying the governent.
I would make him an offer that he could not refuse
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I found the pic....

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Now THATS just icky.
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I would make him an offer that he could not refuse
I like your answer.

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The woman in the picture could be a twin for a girlfriend I had many years ago .When I looked at the picture last night it was like deja vu .
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I would slip out of my seat and discreetly go to the flight attendant and ask to be moved. If they refused to move me. I would slip the guy some extra strength ex lax!
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Henry, I agree, but,what would you do?
Cut off his feet that would learn him.
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Is there a difference with the picture and a woman wearing sandles? Only difference I see is the bottom of the foot is covered.

Should Henry ask congress to outlaw sandles as well?
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LuAnne, I think that's a good point but at least with a lady , or man , wearing sandals they at least have part of the foot covered.
I don't know what I would do--probably nicely ask the nut to please at least put his sock back on and I guess from that point on it would depend on him.
I think it's a blatant show of no class nor common sense to get in a public place like a plane, as cramped as they are , take of you shoes and socks and then be so uncouth as to cross your feet almost under someones nose.
Maybe she was lucky the nut didn't take off his shirt so she cold smell his underarms too!
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In certain cultures it is an insult to show the bottoms of your feet. Your feet uncovered on an airplane is different then wearing sandals. At least with sandals on effort is cover your feet is being made. Below is information about the Middle eastern Culture and why showing the bottoms of your feet/shoes/sandals is a sign of disrespect. I never knew this until college when I took a class on being business in different cultures. It was a very interesting class. Here is a whole article on shaking hands. Never shake with your left hand it is rude. Anyone want to guess why that is.


In many middle eastern cultures it's considered a sign of disrespect to show someone the bottoms of your shoes. It's a way of saying "you are beneath me" In fact in ancient times some Arab leaders would paint the mark of their enemy on the bottoms of their sandals as a way of saying they are walking on them.

That is why during the war in Iraq when that statue of Saddam Hussein was knocked over you saw all those Iraqi men and children beating the statue with the bottoms of their shoes.
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"Never shake with your left hand it is rude. Anyone want to guess why that is."

In India, they still do not have/use toilet paper. They also do not use forks.
The left hand is for wiping. The right hand is for eating.
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Is there a difference with the picture and a woman wearing sandles? Only difference I see is the bottom of the foot is covered.

Should Henry ask congress to outlaw sandles as well?

When I am elected President you can suggest that to my staff .
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Henry, Stop You'll give me nightmares!!!!
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Manuel is nominating me for President .

I've already held Presidential offices in civic and fraternal organizations .
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I am one of these people. I didn't know that I and many others would be judged so harshly. I think it is very important to make sure that others around you are not offended, and I hope that has never happened to those around me.

I started it years ago when after a long flight, my feet swelled so big I could hardly walk once I got off the plane.

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Manuel and Lakers Fan,

I'm hurt, Manuel. Here you are not wanting to nominate someone who has held Presidential posts in four civic organizations and I've also held a true elective office.

Why wouldn't you nominate me?
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Manuel and Lakers Fan,

I'm hurt, Manuel. Here you are not wanting to nominate someone who has held Presidential posts in four civic organizations and I've also held a true elective office.

Why wouldn't you nominate me?
No problem Todd. I'LL Nominate You! I know what kind of a guy you are, and I know you'd make the barefoot bandit an offer he couldn't refuse!
Me,,,,well,,,,I'd find a feather and tickle the hell out of his foot!

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People who wear sandals seldom have smelly feet. The problem is he had shoes on, which made his feet smell, and then he took them off.

I generally just accept that being uncomfortable on a plane is inevitable and meditate. There's always something to annoy you!
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