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(Mirror.co.uk)   Not News: 45-year-old mother-of-four hasn't been able to work for 20 years. Fark: Because she's allergic to wearing shoes (w/pics)   (mirror.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-10-25 02:19:27 AM  
Well she damn sure ain't allergic to ploppin' down on her fat crack and eating Combos all day
 
2013-10-25 02:20:23 AM  
Quite a sole-less existence.....
 
2013-10-25 02:22:54 AM  
Bet she has so many children she doesn't know what to do. In which case she's pretty well f*cked as far as living arrangements go.
 
2013-10-25 02:23:40 AM  
If only there were some kind of hypo-allergenic foot condom-type thing...
 
2013-10-25 02:24:29 AM  
Allergic to work and being responsible, maybe. I'm surprised she isn't asking for a bigger place like the dykes from yesterday.

Diabetes and thyroid problems? Maybe put down the sweets and lose some weight, or you'll LOSE your feet and you won't NEED shoes anymore.
 
2013-10-25 02:26:20 AM  
Sick people are suffering because the government want more money.

With that level of deductive reasoning, Mrs. Hudson should let out some of her rooms.
 
2013-10-25 02:27:12 AM  
She needs shoes made of whatever sailcloth they use to make her pants, those obviously don't cause a "reaction".

Who I am kidding though, everyone knows she's lazy and fat and would rather get paid to not work and is lying through her teeth.
 
2013-10-25 02:29:26 AM  
She's been watching too much Married with Children
 
2013-10-25 02:29:51 AM  
She needs to live in a shoe.

ullam.typepad.com
 
2013-10-25 02:33:06 AM  
She's gonna need these

www.fathersbusinessjewelry.com
 
2013-10-25 02:33:58 AM  
Tracy, 45, says it is impossible for her to hold down a job because of her painful allergies to rubber, glue, nickel and metal which she insists leave her skin blistered and sore.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Problem solved.
 
2013-10-25 02:35:34 AM  
If only there was a job in the world that doesn't require standing for long periods and that doesn't involve contact with "rubber, glue, nickel and metal" (or, at least, could be performed while wearing gloves).  But, darn it, I can't think of a single job.   Nope.  Not one.
 
2013-10-25 02:39:39 AM  
As someone with skin problems including contact dermatitis (detergent focused), I don't have enough facepalms in the world for this article.

/pretty much squared away except for shampoo
//currently just washing hair with cleanser meant for face and carrying on
 
2013-10-25 02:41:47 AM  
There are legitimate reasons to not work--dementia, sociopathy, and just being a dick among them.

But there at ways to get shoes that won't make your feet break out in blisters. This woman is insane and is milking the government for ever pence and pound she can. The tit dries up, and she's all kinds of biatchin' about how she can't work. But she can operate an invalid carriage all right.
 
2013-10-25 02:44:25 AM  
I get that not being able to wear shoes would look bad at an interview, but shouldn't she be able to talk to the interviewer before hand and explain the situation? Smaller companies can sometimes be pretty casual about that sort of thing (even big companies can).

Isn't there at least some kind of social service in the UK that will help her get a job by clearing it with the managers?
 
2013-10-25 02:45:22 AM  
Has she considered a job as a telemarketer?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-25 02:47:30 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Has she considered a job as a telemarketer?


Ooh, ooh--how about phone sex worker? She's got the body for it.
 
2013-10-25 02:48:38 AM  
There was an old lady who was alergic to shoes. She had so many kids her uterus fell out, oh!
 
2013-10-25 02:54:07 AM  

Farker Soze: There was an old lady who was alergic to shoes. She had so many kids her uterus fell out, oh!


There was an old lady who was allergic to shoes...

Everytime her old man hit her with one, she got a black eye, ohhhh!
 
2013-10-25 02:57:19 AM  
"Allergic to shoes." Sounds like a woman's worst nightmare. I guarantee you this lady still owns pairs of shoes well into the double digits.
 
2013-10-25 03:00:04 AM  

HortusMatris: Tracy, 45, says it is impossible for her to hold down a job because of her painful allergies to rubber, glue, nickel and metal which she insists leave her skin blistered and sore.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]

Problem solved.


Or

shopping.dutchvillage.com
 
2013-10-25 03:09:06 AM  
reminds me of the woman who says all she can drink is coca cola.
 
2013-10-25 03:22:41 AM  
This poor woman. Someone should totally invent a shoe where your foot isn't pressed right up against the rubbery glued nickel metal outsole. Like, they could invent some sort of . . .insole. And make it out of some new wonder material called . . . fabric . . . or leather.
 
2013-10-25 03:37:43 AM  
Such profoundly defective people should be put down.

Why should we spend 100,000 pounds on Leechy McFatterson here, when there are actual worthwhile humans in Guatemala who die every day due to lack of clean FARKing water, that would cost 50 cents maybe, FFS?

Cancers should be excised.
 
2013-10-25 03:48:01 AM  

fusillade762: If only there were some kind of hypo-allergenic foot condom-type thing...


Or flip-flops.
 
2013-10-25 04:05:57 AM  
Once we get an actual Punisher that kills rapists and murderers, we should also have a Punisher Jr. that handles this sort of stuff.
 
2013-10-25 04:20:10 AM  
I could be wrong about this, but I think the UK might have some kind of workplace law that everyone has to wear rubber soled shoes, which could be part of her trouble.

I was in York last May, at this viking village attraction there. I'm kind of a nut about costume history, and I complimented one of the viking guys how their costumes were very good, in particular the shoes, since I notice lots of historical reenactors wear wrong shoes -- usually with rubber soles -- and ruin the whole look. The viking guy turned his foot up and revealed there actually was a very, very thin rubber sole added to the otherwise accurate shoes, and explained that they were all required legally to have rubber soles on their shoes at work but the costumers had figured out how to use an invisible piece to comply without spoiling the effect.

So, that's my understanding. If that's the case, it might be that even if she finds a suitable moccasin or clog, adding a required rubber sole would be enough to cause her problems again.
 
2013-10-25 04:23:04 AM  
Allergic to nickle AND metal, huh?

Didn't know nickle was no longer considered a metal.
 
2013-10-25 04:32:48 AM  

debug: HortusMatris: Tracy, 45, says it is impossible for her to hold down a job because of her painful allergies to rubber, glue, nickel and metal which she insists leave her skin blistered and sore.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]

Problem solved.

Or

[shopping.dutchvillage.com image 220x135]


Or for festive occations:

i527.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-25 05:17:11 AM  

Sobekneferu: I could be wrong about this, but I think the UK might have some kind of workplace law that everyone has to wear rubber soled shoes, which could be part of her trouble.

I was in York last May, at this viking village attraction there. I'm kind of a nut about costume history, and I complimented one of the viking guys how their costumes were very good, in particular the shoes, since I notice lots of historical reenactors wear wrong shoes -- usually with rubber soles -- and ruin the whole look. The viking guy turned his foot up and revealed there actually was a very, very thin rubber sole added to the otherwise accurate shoes, and explained that they were all required legally to have rubber soles on their shoes at work but the costumers had figured out how to use an invisible piece to comply without spoiling the effect.

So, that's my understanding. If that's the case, it might be that even if she finds a suitable moccasin or clog, adding a required rubber sole would be enough to cause her problems again.


Adding a small bit of rubber to the bottom of the shoe wouldn't be a problem if she simply doesn't touch the bottom of the shoe. Just look at the wooden shoes posted in this thread. Glueing a bit of rubber to the bottom would be perfectly safe if she just,paid attention to what she's doing.
 
2013-10-25 05:21:33 AM  
I have a coworker who is out on disability because of "allergies". She's allergic to perfume, deodorant, most cleaning produces or anything that has a oder. She because dizzy and nauseous. It's amazing how her "allergies" cluster on Mondays, Fridays and when a deadline is due.
 
2013-10-25 05:46:19 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: She needs to live in a shoe.

[ullam.typepad.com image 570x343]


I know that one!

`There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children her uterus fell out`
 
2013-10-25 05:46:36 AM  
a woman not taking responsibility for herself? I'm the most shocked person in the whole world!
 
2013-10-25 05:52:28 AM  

DerAppie: Adding a small bit of rubber to the bottom of the shoe wouldn't be a problem if she simply doesn't touch the bottom of the shoe. Just look at the wooden shoes posted in this thread. Glueing a bit of rubber to the bottom would be perfectly safe if she just,paid attention to what she's doing.


Hell, if you wanted to be super fancy you could use a silicone cement, possibly something as common as RTV, to accomplish much the same thing without her being able to complain about any sort of allergy problem.  And if she does complain, lock her ass up for fraud, since being allergic to Silicone is about as possible as being allergic to Halon.

Side note: it's only in recent years that I discovered that metal allergies are actually a thing.  My roommate has a... hrm... I forget if its nickel or aluminum, but whichever it is shows up when he works on cars.  Any grinding or cutting makes all those lovely metal shavings, which in turn cause a pretty obvious reaction if they sit on his skin.  He figured it was just odd skin sensitivity until he got tested; sure enough, metal allergy.  Who knew.  Fortunately nickel or aluminum (whichever it is) doesn't show up much in food.
 
2013-10-25 06:11:35 AM  
lh3.ggpht.com
 
2013-10-25 06:18:23 AM  
Sounds like she has Dyshidrotic Eczema, but from the picture of her feet I don't see it.
 
2013-10-25 06:32:24 AM  
She could be a lifeguard, no shoes needed. Problem solved.
 
2013-10-25 06:36:51 AM  
I don`t wear shoes often, it`s a choice thing. I am also a director of a company. You can work with no shoes on. I do it all the time.

Not wearing shoes does not mean you can stay at home thunking out kids and getting our money for it.
 
2013-10-25 06:38:24 AM  

Brawndo: She could be a lifeguard, no shoes needed. Problem solved.


She`s allergic to hard work.
 
2013-10-25 06:57:32 AM  

MarkEC: Sounds like she has Dyshidrotic Eczema, but from the picture of her feet I don't see it.


Whoa, those look identical to some weird raised skin on a few fingers that developed on my Indonesia vacation. Not itchy or anything, just bumpy skin that looks like blisters but not.

Was definitely excessively sweating, though.

/anecdotes
 
2013-10-25 07:21:17 AM  
Couldn't she do some sort of "work from home" job like a transcriptionist or something? Or wear socks?
 
2013-10-25 07:22:14 AM  
You know what'd be really sweet (and I'm being serious here) is if the Sun/Mirror/whatever took these public ridicule articles and did follow ups a year or two after the lazy gits were condemned to their barbaric falls back to reality and see how they fared.  Part 2:  As part of the benefits program conditions the top say %10 takers should have their contact info given to the Sun and forced to conduct an interview periodically.

Ten years into lying to yourself over how you can't cope with life's challenges isn't an easy thing to face, they need help with that.
 
2013-10-25 07:28:11 AM  
This guy wishes he could wear shoes too
i26.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-25 07:31:02 AM  
Was that an actual article or a foot fetish advertisement...?
 
2013-10-25 07:45:12 AM  
"Socks draw the glue in and slippers don't help. It's so unfair and stressful - I'm genuinely ill. Sick people are suffering because the government want more money."

bullshiat.
and you realize that they are in fact capable of making shoes without glue.
 
2013-10-25 07:48:37 AM  

Iczer: Was that an actual article or a foot fetish advertisement...?


See?  There's another job she could apply for.
 
2013-10-25 08:00:40 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: She needs to live in a shoe.

[ullam.typepad.com image 570x343]


That is really creepy to me for some reason.  *shudder*
 
2013-10-25 08:02:00 AM  

dready zim: I don`t wear shoes often, it`s a choice thing. I am also a director of a company. You can work with no shoes on. I do it all the time.

Not wearing shoes does not mean you can stay at home thunking out kids and getting our money for it.


Apparently it does though. I've learned that typically when you see someone with a lot of allergies they tend to be a pain in the ass in multiple and various ways. Not always, of course, but it's a pretty reliable rule of thumb.
 
2013-10-25 08:05:03 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

She can wrap some plastic Tesco bags around her feet and return shopping carts from the corral
 
2013-10-25 08:21:26 AM  
Here's a job she could do:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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