With one picture… you know you’re in Austria and not Australia when…

leaving shoes outside in Austria is not scary

It’s not terrifying to put on a pair of shoes you’ve left outside.

I left my gumboots outside for the entire winter in Austria this year… and when it came time to trudge around again in the freshly-muddied veggie patch, I just put my socked feet straight into them…

There were no thoughts of but what could be in there.

No chance that a hiding spider lurking within might kill me.

In Australia shoes need to be kept inside, preferably in a cupboard, to be protected from spiders and weird creepy-crawlies… and even then… I would seriously consider feeling around with a gloved hand if they’d been in storage for a while.

Yeah… I guess an Austrian spider or something else random could have made his home in my outdoor living gumboots, but what does it matter? It can’t kill me. There were a couple of random bits of dirt I ended up tipping out, but nothing else. I guess everything was still in hibernation!

4 thoughts on “With one picture… you know you’re in Austria and not Australia when…

  1. flrpwll March 26, 2019 / 8:03 am

    I spray Baygon in my winter shoes before I put them away. I don’t bother with the summer ones, ’cause they’re all various versions of thongs.

    • debbiekaye1980 March 31, 2019 / 7:54 am

      Good plan. I much prefer summer and thongs!!!! Which for all you non-Australians out there is definitely not referring to underwear 😉

  2. Mum April 1, 2019 / 9:57 am

    I put my foot in my gumbies which had been in the cupboard out the back, completely forgotten about for a long while and immediately took it out again with an accompanying scream. No not a spider just some fluff & dirt! Phew.

    • debbiekaye1980 April 2, 2019 / 1:16 pm

      haha. Yep, fluff and dirt is sometimes just as scary! 🙂

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