First things i do when i get home is...

Singapore
July 27, 2007 4:48am CST
... wash my feet. i don't like having dusty feet. even if it's just slightly. i wear open heeled shoes / sandals usually, so the dust from the roads from eating places etc gets on my feet. when i wear closed shoes, i like washing my feet so it feels clean and not the least sweaty. then i change into more comfortable clothes if the ones i have on are not comfortable already. how about you? what are the first things that you do when you arrive home?
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
The first thing I do when I get home is to take off my work clothes. Sometimes, I would change into something comfortable but more often than not, due to the heat I would just strip to my underwear. I live alone so at least I have the liberty to do what I want. I refrain from wetting my feet immediately since it has been said that this would cause varicose veins to appear. And a little vain that I am, I don’t want that to happen to my feet. I don’t have pretty feet as it is so the least I can do is to take care of it. Usually I would wait for my body to cool down before I take a shower.
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• Singapore
29 Jul 07
thanks for the varicose veins advice, hadn't heard about that before this discussion!
• India
27 Jul 07
Well, its almost the same for me. I wash my feet, my face and hands and wear sumthin comfortable, relax, have some snacks and sit down to study.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
27 Jul 07
Same. Wash my feet. Cos they are in the shoes all day. It sorts of gets uncomfortable. Washing with warm water seems to removes some of the stresses of the day as well. Then after that, get into comfortable clothes after a quick shower. Then it is dinner and a nice show on TV. That will usually make my day. Simple. No fuss. 8)
• Singapore
29 Jul 07
some have shared that that gives varicose veins! though i suppose men care less about that. :)
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
8 Aug 07
really? I never really know that such a thing can happen. Why is it that one can get varicose veins if one were to shower immediately after they get home? what is the difference between bathing or washing the feet later and immediately after you get home?
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
Don't get me wrong, but I think washing your feet right away is bad. I do that before and I believe that is the reason why I have this varicose veins and it's painful. Though you wear open toe/heeled shoes, still your feet are stressed and you still need to let it rest for a couple of minutes. When I get home from work, I immediately prepare our dinner. I have a two year old daughter and I wnat her to have her dinner early so she can go to bed earlier. Then I clean her up, give her her dinner, then I wash myself and change my clothes. When my husband comes home, that's when we have our dinner together.
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• Singapore
29 Jul 07
thanks for the varicose veins advice, hadn't heard about that before this discussion!
@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jul 07
Turn up some music!then change clothes.make myself a drink.. mostly apple juice or mango, or something fruity.then i put on TV and when i got bored of TV iwill get on the computer.first thing i do is checking mylot for response i have got(if ai started any discussion last day) otherwise i first check orkut!
@puchapox (586)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
When I get home, the first thing I do is I remove my footwear. I don't like bringing in the dust and dirt from outside into my house. Plus I also hate the feeling when I'm wearing any footwear aside from my comfy slippers. Then I take a seat and decide what next to do.
@alnilam (969)
• United States
27 Jul 07
now when it is really hot outside the first thing i do is pour myself a glass of cold watter and drink it on my couch and just sit there for a few moments to chill myself. then i wash my feet (looks like everybody does it), not just to clean them, but to cool myself off. i change my clothes next.
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@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
I, too wash my feet as soon as I get home. But the first thing I do when I get home is wash my hands. I believe the most important part of my body that needs to get cleaned right away are my hands as we use them all the time. We tend to touch everywhere without our noticing, thereby getting germs from them. But, I do wash my feet afterwards. I think it's a habit of mine. I like my feet to be clean.
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
Hi. First thing i do when i get home is to take a little rest and change clothes. Well u know what, u have to rest your feet first for awhile maybe like an hour before u wash it cause ur feet is tired, u just took off your shoes. Let it relax for a bit, one way for u to avoid some joint pains/arthritis pain u know. I'm afraid u'll gonna feel that in the future if u wont take care of your feet. Take care. Tata! (",)
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
drink water. it is very hot in our country and it really makes me thirsty to got out side.
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
28 Jul 07
First thing i do when i get home is to turn on my PC, rest a bit in the couch before washing my self up and changing into a more comfortable clothes. I do not wash up immediately, because my feet is tried from walking and it is not advisable to immediately immersed them in water after being in shoes for sometime. Anyways, after changing, i could grab a bite and work on my PC.
@mindyja25 (181)
• United States
28 Jul 07
The first thing I do is pick my son up and give him some hugs and kisses. Most of the time after that I change into clothes that are for around the house unless my son and I are going out somewhere. If my son is napping then the first thing I do is change clothes, I hate dressing up for work. We don't have to be to dressed up, but still I like to be in a shirt and jeans everyday if I had it my way.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
27 Jul 07
I normally do not reach home empty handed. The first thing I did is to open the lock, open the door and then get into the house. Once into the house, the very first thing I do is to put down my stuffs on the nearest sofa. I cannot be carrying them to do whatever business I am going to do next, right? :PPP
@dunnbiz (33)
• Indonesia
27 Jul 07
same with you. i went directly to the bathroom, washed my hands and my feet, and changed my clothes to short pants and tanktop. if i haven't done it (example all bathroom were occupied), i wouldn't feel comfortable. the feeling that i have something needs to be done wouldn't go away until i've done it.
@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Put away my cell phone keys and wallet.
• United States
27 Jul 07
i just HATE that "dusty" feeling on my feet! it drives me nuts...when i get home i immediatly change out of whatever shoes i was wearing..wash my feet and slip on a pair of flipflops (lol) that i wear around the house. everybody in my house thinks im crazy for freaking out about feeling like there is dirt on my feet. at least now i know im not the only one! LOL
@fab315 (1244)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
When i get home, first thing i do is turn on my pc, change into comfy clothes, put on my slippers, wash my face because it's dusty here in Bahrain and drink something very cold. It's very hot here in Bahrain! :D