Do you drag your feet when you walk?

Do you drag your feet when you walk? - A picture of a figure walking. Photo source: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/64/159976795_0e2c4d0671.jpg?v=0 .
Singapore
March 6, 2008 9:21am CST
I used to drag my feet when I walk. I don't know how to duplicate the sound in words but imagine someone dragging his feet as if they were twin tubes from a vacuum cleaner. If that makes you laugh, check yourself - more than a few people are guilty of this. However, I stopped dragging long ago - around when I was 13. A school senior caught me at it and gave me a long lecture about how dragging feet gives people the impression that you are lazy and sloppy. He said that anyone with good upbringing should walk properly. It made a whole lot of sense to me so I listened to him. You. You who are reading this right now. Do you drag your feet as you walk? Or do you dutifully raise one foot and then the next when you walk? Any plans to change if you are currently dragging your feet?
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@VAnnasamy (426)
• India
7 Mar 08
No. I walk very fast. This habit, I have picked up from my beloved father. Dragging feet are the people who take samples of all soils with them !!!. More a sure 'son/daughter of soils'. My contention is that they are very thoughtful, cautious as well. On the negative side, dragging make some bad sound, especially on rock. They really rock... with some identity. Like, silence of 'l'alphabet in the word 'walk', one is expected to walk silently. But fashions encourage 'cat walking'(instead of keeping fingers crossed, they are 'legs crossed'). Any way, as we progress through, changes in walking is inevitable. As the way we walk during younger days, we may not continue after some years. Sorry for dragging the issue.....
• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Looks like your thoughts and actions are not connected. You don't drag your feet but you like dragging issues? JUST KIDDING.:P
• India
7 Mar 08
In the process, I have dragged you as well. I have 'lord (without)war' with me as a friend. That's a great feet sorry FEAT.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Lol:P
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I find that I drag my feete when I wear over size sleppers in the house for some reason theyt are the hardest things to lift up your feet and walk right but in shoes or my moccunsins I dont drag my feet nover did dont know why. But you are right for if I see or hear some one dragging their feet I think of them being lazy!
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
You are right about that. If it is not the right size - too large - it can be quite mammoth a task to not drag.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Sure is for I try to do it when I think or when daughter asked me why I am dragging my feet lol
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@balasri (26579)
• India
7 Mar 08
One of my relative is capable of making two of the most disgusting sounds I hate.Chewing loudly and dragging the feet to make my teeth on the edge.My teeth are tingling thinking of that.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Oh yucks!
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
No, i don't drag my feet or if my slippers are too big for my feet. Why do you drag it? You just like?. Well we have different personality, my brother used to drag his feet while walking and we can simply pinned out who is arriving inside the house. You know, you could get guess from the way they walk.
• Singapore
7 Mar 08
No, I don't drag my feet.
• India
7 Mar 08
I grag mu feet sometimes. I think I do that cos that's the fashion there. I think it makes sense that dragging feet is a sign of being lazy and sloppy. But there are times one does it so cos one is really tired and sleepy. But I think what you say is generally speaking true.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Fashion? Time for you to set the NEW trend! :)
@tonyllenium (6271)
• Italy
7 Mar 08
no normally i didn't drag my feets when i walk as when i was yonger and now too!!i think it is an uncomfortable way to walk..not?
• Singapore
7 Mar 08
It all depends on the person lol.:P
• United States
7 Mar 08
funny question... :) No, I don't drag my feet and I don't think any of my kids do either- not that I have noticed yet. lol
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Observe well.;)
• India
7 Mar 08
i dont drag my feet when i walk normally. but when i am walking with dreams my foot made friction on the floors.my mom ask that dont make sweeping the legs like a broom stick.i realise myself and stops this activity.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Yup, stop it behind the habit becomes harder to break! :P
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
7 Mar 08
The only time I drag my feet is when I am at home, and do not have my shoes on, I always drag them when I have my slippers on, helps keep them on. *smiles*
• Singapore
7 Mar 08
I hope you don't drag when you are barefooted... seems painful.:P
@vorbro (83)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Well I do tend to drag at least the left one a bit but seeing as that has to do with a birth defect that effects that side of my body people will just have to get over it. Yeah ive gotten comments over the years about it but ive offered to break their pelvis for them to make it even and they usually are willing to drop it after that.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
You don't have a choice there then. No one is going to think badly of you because you had a valid reason.
@jsharriz (436)
• Ukraine
7 Mar 08
i walk brisk n fresh..so i guess that answers ur question.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Like almost flying.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I tend to scuff my feet along the floor when I am in my slippers. though, I am forever telling my children to pick up their feet when they are walking. I do not know what it is about wearing slippers that I find my feet just too heavy to pick up. the other time that I slide my feet rather than walk right is when I am on an icy surface - sliding results in less falls so fewer injuries than picking up the feet - for me.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
I think it is just the slippers at fault. I know I have a pair of sandals that leave me no choice but to drag. I would be marching like a toy soldier if I insist on not dragging while wearing that pair.
• Malaysia
6 Mar 08
wow, Interesting question. No, I don't ;) I be used to raise up my feet when I walk, friction is not good for our shoes though...
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Yup, wear out your shoes very easily.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I do not drag my feet. My mother made sure of that and also told us the same thing that that senior gave you. It makes you look sloppy and lazy! She also made sure we stood up straight...but I am happy she made us aware of posture and proper walking!
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
A great Mom!
@atramesil (685)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Nope, I actually try often to emulate American Indians and walk quietly. Besdes it's kinda fun to sneak up on folks, hehe
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
hahaha.:p
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I have never been a foot dragger..I do not like to see people who are to lazy to pick up their feet..It is very annoying,along with a few other annoying habits...I am glad that one of the seniors caught up with you and gave yo that advice,that was one of the best advice he could have ever gave you,and i am so happy that you had the good sense to listen...It does have a symbol of being lazy and unlearned,and some people that drag their feet are slighty retarded but in that situation they are not held accountable....
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Wow wow, quite strong words you have, isn't it? :P
• Malaysia
6 Mar 08
I used to have a housemate who used to dragging her feet when she walks. It wasn't really disturbing or annoying to others, except that it is slightly noisier when she walks; compare to other, especially on a quiet night. One thing very obvious is, our shoe normally wear out after a year plus, but her slippers or scandals are broken or wear out almost every month. It is proven that it was due to her walking pattern. Save our shoe, no dragging feet when you walk. =p
• Singapore
7 Mar 08
At least you know when she is coming lol.:P
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I don't drag my feet - I used to drag my feet as a kid but don't anymore!
I used to and my mother got after me for it and I eventually stopped doing it. That boy was right, it does make a person look bad and lazy. He was nice enough to talk to you about it.
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• Singapore
7 Mar 08
Yup, he was one of the few seniors who really behave like a true senior - wanting to impart the right values to those younger than him. Most seniors are just... er... normal kids, or they just want to order you around like a mafia boss.
@thebeing (657)
• Romania
6 Mar 08
well, sometimes i do drag my feet. especially if i'm upset (sad). Otherwise, i rarely do that. i don't quite care what people seeing me doing this would say about me, and i don't care.
• Singapore
7 Mar 08
I guess dragging one's feet during the sad period helps with the moping, eh? I can quite understand. You are feeling sad and dragging your feet seems quite appropriate for the situation.
@carmelanirel (21113)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Oh no, I walk by picking my feet up.. I can sneak up quietly that way..;)
• Singapore
7 Mar 08
And we can play sneaking up on someone and giving him a BOO!:P