posted on May, 2 2015 @ 01:52 AM
I'm sorry my American brothers and sisters, but every time I notice this my mind goes "
I was just watching the movie "The Last Samurai" and the concept of it popped back in my mind. There's a scene where Tom Cruise's character
"Capt. Nathan Algren" is attempting to adapt to traditional Japanese lifestyles, and at one point he walks in the house with horrendously filthy
shoes on and tracks it everywhere, completely oblivious to what he has just done (only realizing once he is forced out of the house, seeing "Taka"
scrubbing the floors clean of the mud).
You see it every now and then in movies and TV, where Americans are walking through the house with shoes on, even on the carpet and in the kitchen. I
had spent weeks in Chicago with some friends and they were even laying in bed with shoes on!
Forgive me, but I'm not sure if all American's do this or if it's just a handful of people. But, it's absolutely shocking to me.
I was recently watching a documentary about living conditions in a small village in Africa. The documentary was focused on how an oil company
purchased land in a certain area and promised to build the villagers health centers and schools (which they didn't) and how the villagers were living
in worse conditions after the oil company had moved in, than before.
This issue relates because when one of the women in the village went into her home, a home with dirt floors nonetheless, she removed her footwear
Please, can someone explain to me why Americans (or some of them) do this? I just don't understand.
End of rant