Would you wear these in public?

As I went out the office building last night, I realised that the sky was chucking buckets -- I didn't have a clue that there was a typhoon. I couldn't wait for it to let up, so I braved the rain and wind with my flimsy umbrella. If I waited any longer, I may not make it to the last shuttle bus home. Besides, I was wearing flipflops.

So it was pouring relentlessly, my bottom half was drenched in rain and just when I turned the corner I suddenly felt that my left foot is barefoot on the pavement -- my left flipflop was a couple of feet behind me. Grosssssss!!!

I hurriedly went back for it, miffed, and went off again.

And then, when I just about crossed the street, it happened again! This time with my right foot!

The whole annoying incident made me think.

What do people wear to walk in floods and extremely wet weather anyway?
I know wellies or galoshes are the most practical choice, but you won't catch me packing a pair of them into my bag. I mean, they're UGLY, right???

You can apparently get fashionable wellies now --

... in paisley print.

... or in leopard print.

But still, I don't think I can wear them.

So would I rather lose my flipflops on the sidewalk again? It's not something I'd look forward to, but has anyone out there got more alternatives???

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Jerine said...

I rather go barefooted.

But you'll be surprise. I saw some white chicks wear it as if it's so fashionable.

September 10, 2009 at 12:32 PM
Jerine said...

Oh did I mention...they wear it in summer. WTF?

September 10, 2009 at 12:33 PM
eMz said...

what the heck, REALLY????

if they wore it horse-riding, i suppose it's ok. but for fashion? no wayyyyy.

September 10, 2009 at 2:56 PM
Duni said...

I guess it depends where you live. These are a definite no-no in the city. But in small towns out in the country, they are not only useful, but chic!

September 10, 2009 at 5:35 PM
donat said...

uso yan sa europe. pwede yan dito, naulan naman e. mukha ka naman engot kung susuotin mo yan sa africa hehe ang katambal nyan is yung transparent na payong

September 10, 2009 at 11:32 PM
desperateblogger said...

wla. naka paa. pero ingat lang sa pako at basag na bote. or! wear a pair of really old rubber shoes. i do!

September 11, 2009 at 12:11 AM
ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oh gosh, i don't think i'd ever be able to wear something like that unless of course I was still a kid. =)

September 11, 2009 at 10:01 PM
eMz said...

parang japan-japan yun at di europe ah? hahaha!

ms lena:
really old rubber shoes are a great idea! XD

me too, actually. it's so difficult to wear with your work clothes. pfttt.

September 12, 2009 at 9:56 AM
bingkee said...

I could wear them if it's rainy. Although I don't wear wellies because I 'd rather wear snow boots in the rain . Snow boots are prettier than wellies.

September 12, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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