So far my day has been pretty routine. I went to class, I came back to my room. I went out at around 2:00 to see if I could find Will, my Vietnam Sargent buddy. I found him in his usual spot. I asked him how he was. He said he was freezing. I asked him if he wanted anything to keep warm. Of course yes was his response. I came back with a bag of stuff my mom wrapped for him and delivered it. The bag was a little too large for the canvas bag on the back of his wheel chair (he lost his left leg) Luckily the drawstrings fit around the handles so it fit. So we had a nice conversation and yet again my bare feet brought a lot of attention our way and donations for him came along with that.
Anyway, back to barefooting related news. I am taking the RIPTA bus home today for the weekend. Last time on the bus I was told I need to wear shoes. I complied because I wasn't going to risk being thrown off. This time however, I am going to examine the bus for signs of any kind that say I cant be barefoot. If I see none at the END of my ride I will confront the driver. I looked at the RIPTA website aswell...here is what I found.
RIPTA Riding Guidelines
Someone tell me where the rule against barefooting is.
So here is my plan:
1 Board the bus in smartwool vffs. As I do check doors and cockpit for signs prohibiting being barefoot.
2 Ride comfortably until I get to my destination.
3 Once there ask if he is always the driver for this route. If yes...
4 Inform him of how I was very disappointed I was asked to wear shoes last bus ride bring up there are no signs on the bus saying I could not be barefoot (if accurate after assessment of the bus).
5 If told its a Health Code, present paperwork proving that false.
6 If told it is a RIPTA policy, ask if it would then be viewable on the RIPTA rules page.
7 If told yes I present the printout of the RIPTA rules which contain no reference to footwear.
8 Hopefully by then the issue will be done with. If not, bring up that it is discrimination not to let me on especially since you have no rule against it nor does the government.
Wish me luck friends!
Barefooting is easy
Barefooting is good for you
Barefooting is NOT illegal
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