I braved the wind and rain and headed out to Costco today.
While shopping I saw a military guy, you know the type, crew cut, PX garb and a mean scowl premanently etched onto his face, the type of guy who wouldn't smile if John Belushi started doing summersaults over the rotteserie chicken and cheese cake samples.
Anyway the guy had a baby in his shopping cart. The baby was holding a bottle, it looked like tea. The baby dropped the bottle and it rolled under the cart a little. The grunt then extended his left foot under the cart and proceded to roll the bottle out from under the cart with his foot, picked it up and gave it back to the kid. Right after that his Japanese ol' lady came up with three older kids and put a daikon in the cart.
It reminded me of a time long ago when I pointed to something in a supermarket with my foot and the chick I was with nearly bitchslapped me. I then recalled a time, also in the distant past, when I picked up a pen at home between my toes and my ol' lady at the time had a fit.
Anyway, I know that it is a capital offense, nearly on par with walking into the house to fetch something you forgot with your shoes on, to point or touch things with your feet here in this heathen land.
Was I wrong to freak out on that guy touching that baby bottle with his feet? Have I been here too long?