Sunday, April 22, 2007
A Pox on Crocs!
A Swedish hospital wants to ban its staff from wearing Crocs plastic clogs, saying they generate static electricity that can knock out medical equipment.
Blekinge Hospital isn’t the first medical establishment to outlaw Crocs. Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota enforces a staff dress code banning Crocs over safety concerns. The holes in Crocs pose an infection control issue if blood or other body fluids come into contact with a cut on an employee’s foot.
Crocs “Crocling” – vomit-inducing
Health experts caution the public against wearing Crocs. Hospitals have reported Crocs-related injuries including children getting the footwear caught in escalators.
And there’s a blog called Crocs Accidents dedicated to warning parents of the possible dangers of rubber clogs to children.
Infomaniac would like to see Crocs banned throughout the nation strictly for aesthetic reasons. Sure they’re touted as practical, cheap, odour-proof, fungus-resistant, and incredibly comfortable but damn!… they’re ugly!!!
Crocs "Georgie Boot" –fucking hell that’s ugly
Are Crocs as ubiquitous in the UK and the US as they are here in Canada where every second person you see is sporting a pair?
They’re even growing on trees here!
Luckily I had my camera handy to record this freak of nature...
Crocs tree spotted in Steveston, BC by MJ
With thousands of Canadians grabbing up Crocs like candy, I thought I was alone in my aversion to the unsightly shoes.
Imagine my delight to find others who share my repulsion!
A couple of fellow Canucks (Vincenzo Ravina and Kate Leth) have a blog called I Hate Crocs dot com.
Watch as they blow up Crocs with fireworks in ‘The Burning of the Crocs’…
Coronation Street fans will recognize a fellow Crocs-hater featured on their Saturday posting. It’s Chris Gascoyne who played Peter Barlow on Corrie!
Crocs-hater Chris Gascoyne (Corrie’s Peter Barlow)
But I’m not being fair. There are two sides to every story.
On the opposing side we have Croc Fans. But note that Rosie O’Donnell is a Crocs Fan. Enough said.
So go on then, Infomaniac readers. Whose side are you on?
Crocs: Love ‘em? Or hate ‘em?