that I have NEVER done in the 30+ years of working in Chicago.
Not only have I NEVER done this before...the rare times that I would see others doing this I would look at them with disgust and think “Didn’t your Momma raise you better than that?”
But in the midst of a driving rain storm, I was faced with picking the lesser of two evils - either continue to slip off my new, cute heeled sandals and possibly fracture an ankle or do this...
Yes, I opted for the “everything gross on the sidewalk is now on the bottom of my feet!”
once home hot water and soap they did meet