Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Say NO to barefoot dances!

Jackie Gouris

Ladies, it’s time to address the elephant in the room. The world (high school) is divided into two types of girls, those who keep their shoes on at dances, and those who will lose to natural selection.
Each year at homecoming, the same pattern of behavior can be seen. As the first dance of the year, the freshmen tend to nervously glance around the dance floor before escaping to the bathrooms, unsure if the dance culture will look more like the Winter Formal in Mean Girls or the Halloween Dance in A Cinderella Story. Sorry freshman, New Hope has an atmosphere all its own. You are just going to have to experience it for yourself. If Chad Michael Murray shows up in a Prince Charming costume, I will be the first to let you know.
One behavior that you will see is girls in beautiful dresses, running around barefoot! It defies all laws of natural behavior. Who said it is socially acceptable for girls to go barefoot at high school dances. Not only are you walking around on the ~gym floor~ barefoot, but you are in serious danger of losing a foot when someone stomps on it in the typical jumping-up-and-down motion that apparently is a form of dancing. Let’s be the generation to end barefoot dances!
So ladies, we have three options. Option one: grin and bear it. Your feet may be cramped, your toes numb, but you have miraculously gained a few inches and your piggies are safe inside your heels. It’s no secret wearing heels is a major confidence booster (as long as you don’t trip). Brag about your ability to last three plus hours in agony, you have the blisters to show for it!
Option two: Wear flats. Nobody is looking down at your feet, and you will be infinitely more comfortable. Although most girls do seem to choose to show up in heels, flats are (and always will be) one hundred percent in style. News flash ladies, high school boys aren’t even that tall. Chances are, those heels might be moving you from eye level height to the very dangerous zone of taller than him!!!! if that’s something that bothers you. So why not give flats a try?
Option three: Bring a change of shoes! We have access to the locker rooms, so why not bring a comfy pair of shoes! You will be spending half of the dance in there anyway, so why not have a reason to go back and forth with every song change. And remember: SOCKS ARE NOT SHOES! When you get stabbed in the foot with a six inch stiletto with only socks on, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Whether or not you decide to keep your shoes on, you will undoubtedly have a great night at Candy Land Homecoming 2015.