Usually when I show a picture from the Columbus Dispatch, it’s because they’ve shown somebody about town doing something while barefooted.
The picture from yesterday’s paper is a bit more serious.
It appeared in the “Nation & World” section, as opposed to the usual “Metro & State”. In “Metro & State” the pictures are usually just filler, but interesting local filler, nonetheless.
This time though, the picture was part of their national news roundup, and covered the flooding in Missouri from all the rainstorms there.
[Caption by the Dispatch. Photo Credit: Robert Cohen of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.]
Bare feet seem perfect for what he is doing. They won’t damage the paint job on the car or scratch it. And you can see his toes are placed to get the best grip possible (hanging on the window ridge).
Of course it’s horrible that all this destruction is going on.
This is also, though, one of those times where even I would think twice about going barefoot. With dirty water you really cannot see what you are stepping on, and with floods sometimes they overwhelm sewage treatment to that the water is heavily contaminated.
If you walked barefoot carefully and didn’t have any open wounds, you’d probably be okay (and I’ve seen pictures of folks going barefoot in those situations). But it is riskier than everyday otherwise-all-the-time barefooting.
And that is worth acknowledging.