Last night on the Tonight Show, the “Headlines” segment actually featured a sensible library shoe rule.
No Wooden Clogs.
I’ve written before about the sensible shoe sign at my own local library:
That makes sense. Soccer spikes really do do damage.
The rule on “Headlines” actually made sense, too. It was from a story from 2004 near Holland, Michigan. Here’s the headline and story:
Leno made fun of the firearms provision (which the library was required to comply with by Michigan’s concealed handgun law), but it is the shoe provision that caught my attention.
Here’s that paragraph:
The board also reaffirmed its policy to have Tulip Time Klompen dancers remove their wooden shoes when entering the library because the shoes snag the rugs and leave wooden slivers.
Again, that actually serves a purpose, and is not based on rank prejudice the way barefoot rules are.
Of course, any sensible library would welcome bare feet. There is truly no danger to or from a library from bare feet, and they sure are a lot quieter than high heels.
Or even wooden clogs.