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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

French Toast

I once heard someone say that the tradition of drinking "á votre santé," to your health, dates back to the days when it was considered a courtly gesture for a gentleman to drink from a lady's shoe. Apparently drinking to her health was an acknowledgement of the risk he was taking – if she had any funky foot diseases, he'd be drinking major cooties, so before he took a swig, he hoped she was healthy.

I sure hope that's apocryphal. Because, ew.

7 comments:

cmhl said...

oh my............ nasty.........

landismom said...

Ew is right!

KimberlyDi said...

maybe they wore "glass slippers" ala Cinderella style?

Elemmaciltur said...

well, ask Dr. Bob to drink from you shoe then! *LOL*

But yes: Ew!

alala said...

kd: I kind of hope so, but I kind of doubt it.

el: why ruin a perfectly good pair of shoes?

~d (tilde) said...

( speechless )

Kelly said...

You can use your new wellies!