From:Lesley Weston

Wasn't that Nelson? I thought the Duke of Wellington invented rubber riding
boots, which made riders' feet so dry and comfortable that everybody started
wearing them for everything. They would still slip on waxy floors, though.

Lesley Weston.

> From: "Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology" 
> Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 11:14:30 +0100
> To: "Bartlett, Jeanine" ,
> Subject: RE: [Histonet] SLIPPING ON LAB FLOOR
> Wellington boots, rubber boots that reach to your knees; I think
> Wellington wore them at Trafalgar as he was worried about slipping on
> the deck of his ship. If meant we beat the French and they are our
> unofficial national emblem.
> It was a problem on those sailing vessels, blood and stuff made it
> slippy so they invented rubber boots that stopped you slipping and
> getting your feet wet. We all wear them in the UK, I have two pairs; one
> green the other black. The black ones are for gardening and things, but
> the green ones are for 'stepping out' in. People with horses wear green
> wellies as they are 'upper class'. Wellies called 'Hunters' are the
> 'bees knees' of wellies; you can buy them off the Net from the UK.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bartlett, Jeanine []
> Sent: 02 September 2005 11:06
> To: Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology;
> Subject: RE: [Histonet] SLIPPING ON LAB FLOOR
> We know why bare feet would not be a good idea but I have to know:  what
> are wellies? 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology
> []
> Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 5:37 AM
> To: Bartlett, Jeanine;
> Subject: RE: [Histonet] SLIPPING ON LAB FLOOR
> One of our BMS's slipped on the corridor floor that sits between the
> 'cutting up' room and the main Lab. We have roughened strips that are
> supposed to prevent this but all they do is act as a reservoir. There
> are available special 'mats' for trapping wax but they must be cleaned
> regularly.
> Why can't people walk around in bare feet? Or wear wellies?

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