Originally Posted by xarope
I've never been able to wear thongs/flip-flops, even whilst growing up as an asian with everybody else around me wearing flip-flops, I just couldn't feel comfortable. Perhaps the sight of numerous discarded one-off flip-flops lying around the roads and drains also reinforced the subconcious decision!
i'm with you there. me, the wife, my sister-in-law and her husband were talking about this just yesterday. my wife has a nephew and a neice, both teenagers, and they both like to wear flipflops when dining out or going to the mall. i told them, imho, that i detest the concept of wearing house slippers (and flipflops are house slippers here) outside the home or the beach. for one thing, its not as if the streets are clean, and another, and i really stressed this- wearing flipflops shows disrespect, imo, to the people with you who are wearing proper attire, and to the institution or place you're going to.
but thats just me, and i probably am a stuck-up.