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Flip, flap, flip, flap........lighthearted

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maddiemookins16mum Wed 24-Jun-20 06:13:47

It’s that time of the year.
Our office has remained open but instead of 150 staff, there’s me, two other ladies and two men. It’s a large space but we’re ‘together’ in a smaller area (plenty of social distancing room etc).
Beryl and Tina (made up names) are wearing flip flops (nice ones I guess you could say), yesterday all I could hear echoing around the office was the noise of their flip flops, flip flapping. So much more obvious with so few people.
AIBU to want to want to rip them from their feet?

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bluefoxmug Wed 24-Jun-20 06:17:34

flip flops are not shoes. they are for the beach or to go to the shower when camping.

Gingernaut Wed 24-Jun-20 06:18:47

Flip flops, slides and mules.

Hate them.

wanderings Wed 24-Jun-20 06:27:23

Is this why teenagers like to wear socks with their sliders, to deaden the sound? Eureka, I think I have the answer. smile

I find flip flops uncomfy and difficult to walk in; I’m always afraid of having a Cinderella moment with one going flying; and then this might happen:

At once, a flip flop hating mumsnetter
Deciding that footwear silence was better
Sneaked up and grabbed the dainty shoe
And quickly flushed it down the loo.

Good old Roald Dahl. Mind you, my footwear choice is frowned upon on MN (trainers without socks).

SpillTheTeaa Wed 24-Jun-20 06:34:03

I hate hearing people's flip flops! So much so I have to stop myself stepping on the back of a persons flip flop.
It's up there with people who drag their feet. I'm sorry do you have metal weights holding your feet down?!

HansBanans Wed 24-Jun-20 06:41:47

@SpillTheTeaa agreed, those are the two most irritating noises when it comes to footwear 🤬

Carandi Wed 24-Jun-20 06:43:11

Would drive me bananas. Sounds as though it's not a small company if usually 150 in the office. Do you not have a dress code, or is that a thing of the past these days?

TooManyDaves250 Wed 24-Jun-20 06:49:26

I hear you op!

The worst foot related noise has got to be the 'Birkenstock foot fart' though surely!

WhoWouldHaveThoughtThat Wed 24-Jun-20 07:25:25

Flip flops were made 'illegal' where I worked!

Admittedly someone tripped on the stairs wearing them and there was a concern that the company would be held liable.

Mind you they were bloody annoying slapping around. It sounded like there was a circus seal in the office. grin

KeepWashingThoseHands Wed 24-Jun-20 07:50:34

I think you're going to have to spread some fake news to stop the office flipper floppers;

"Toes found to be body's weak spot for COVID infections absorbing 10 times the viral load of a finger".

"Public warned toe protectors should now be included as standard PPE."

"Can be bought from many retailers, just ask for 'shoes'. Pronounced sh-oo-zz."


Letsgomaths Wed 24-Jun-20 08:27:41

You need an office game of keeper of the keys (where someone is blindfolded and tries to point at others sneaking past). It’s much harder to creep silently while wearing flip flops!

AnyFucker Wed 24-Jun-20 08:32:36

I love the sound of flip flops

On my holidays, that is. They are unprofessional at work.

Moonmelodies Wed 24-Jun-20 09:12:34

I blame Philippe Pheloppe, their French inventor.

Sallycinammonbangsthedruminthe Wed 24-Jun-20 09:16:55

I live in flip flips for some reason mine don't flop!! I live in them all year round at HOME! Never would I ever flip anywhere except my garden or the beach. Never at work or out in public.

JustC Wed 24-Jun-20 09:22:28

Meh, I'm more bothered about click clackin heels really. Flip flap I can live with 😁

JustC Wed 24-Jun-20 09:23:24

Just to add, I wouldnt wear flip flosp at work though. Bit too casual.

AnnaSW1 Wed 24-Jun-20 09:50:03

I love the sound of flip flops.

Haven't worn any this year yet though

HerBigChance Wed 24-Jun-20 09:57:28

Not bothered about flip flop sound, although they're not professional at work (Birks etc fine).

The sliders and socks combo looks stupid though. I don't care if it's what The Young People are wearing, it looks fucking stupid.

maddiemookins16mum Wed 24-Jun-20 20:56:30

To add to my torment, Tina added a jingly ankle bracelet to her flip flop adorned feet today.

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BlusteryLake Wed 24-Jun-20 21:02:07

How about a nice chunky flip flop like Fit Flops? They are less flappy. Maybe you could leave a subtle a catalogue on their desks......

letsgomaths Wed 24-Jun-20 21:33:54

Perhaps Tina likes to announce her presence before entering the room, with her jangly ankle bracelet. She will be no contender for blind man's buff!

Do they wear the same pairs every day, or do they appear to have a vast collection? You need to say a prayer and light a few candles. I saw a comment by a flip-flop hating university lecturer, who moaned about students wearing them all the time. At the first sign of warm weather every year, the flip flops are out in force, tromping all over the campus.

1Morewineplease Wed 24-Jun-20 22:56:16

Aren’t flip flops a health and safety hazard in many workplaces?

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