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Getting cold feet on the Blue Line

Bare feet on the Blue Line

Nicholas Agri spotted this sockless, sandal wearing person on the Blue Line headed towards Wonderland this evening. No word if the person was also holding a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee.

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Nobody wants to see that, Adam

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The single most impractical footwear known to mankind. When did they become a "thing"? Once used strictly for beach, pool or gym, at some point they became all purpose, all weather, all event wear. They now even come bejeweled. Ridiculous.

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I saw someone wearing shorts in Rozzie!

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Not why is he wearing sandals but why do people feel the need to take pix of complete strangers and post them. Would Nicholas like his pic being taken without his knowledge or permission and post it online?

I know this is now the world we live in but it's still not right.

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Of every crazy thing I saw on the train, I'd run out of space on my phone

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Adam, it's kinda creepy that you post photos of strangers' feet on your news blog.

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It was pretty cold yesterday and yet here's somebody going out and about in public with basically bare feet, in a way that only a Bostonian would (hence the added, possibly lame, crack about an iced coffee). That is all.

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Most people who go outside now and again get it.

The person is not identifiable - but if they were, so the eff what? They were in PUBLIC.

If you are worried about people photographing your shoes as a "privacy issue", don't go out in PUBLIC. Your feet are safe, but is your Facebook account?

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Understood, but how do you think the person whose footwear is being mocked in your comment section would feel? They probably get enough guff from people in person, as it is; making more of a spectacle of it doesn't help.

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in January, you deserve to be mocked.

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in January in Boston, you deserve to be mocked.

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Why is this legal?

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You better not take the subway tomorrow. It's National No Pants Day.

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Is calling out flippy floppy for being a magoo

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