Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2019 21:34:36 -0500
From: Beth
To: *Hobbit*
Subject: Good news from the NEFFA agenda notes

"Barefoot is ok everywhere except those entering the the kitchen/food prep
area.. Cafeteria is OK. Yea Hobbit!"


Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 23:16:16 -0500
From: Hobbit
To: Beth
Subject: Re: Good news from the NEFFA agenda notes

Wow, excellent!  I was coming close to asking status on this.  Please
thank the Committee profusely for not dropping this one, as the message
behind it is farther-reaching than just convincing a few school officials.

I wonder if they'd be amenable to pasting up some of my
style "bf OK" signs in place of the draconian nonsense from last year, to
help send the *right* message this time?  I can dream.  But let's keep in
mind that it would help reassure NEFFA attendance that they no longer
need to worry about harassment.



Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2019 20:14:30 -0500
Subject: Re: Good news from the NEFFA agenda notes
From: Beth
To: *Hobbit*

I will certainly thank them on your behalf.


From: Dayle
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2019 19:16:41 -0500
Subject: Re: the monthly ping
To: *Hobbit*
Cc: Beth

Hi Hobbit,

I'm glad to let you know we finally got resolution on your barefeet
request.  The school is willing to allow bare feet in the cafeteria,
but not in the kitchen or where food is being prepared & served.

I appreciate your patience with the process and look forward to
this year's festival.

Thanks for all you do to mzke NEFFA great.


On Tue, Sep 25, 2018, 2:59 PM *Hobbit* wrote:

> Okay, thanks -- it's not just "my concern", hopefully
> it's *our* collective concern!  Promulgation of harmful
> disinformative mythologies doesn't help any of us...
> _H*


From: *Hobbit*
To: Dayle
Subject: Re: the monthly ping
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:24:18 -0500

Yes, I heard about that from Beth -- thank you [and the committee]
for pursuing it!  Understood about the prep areas, that's pretty much
standard rhetoric and I don't think it affects any of us directly
[although I've done my share of food prep barefoot, it's really not
all that hazardous as people think].  "Served" doesn't really apply,
however, as that happens out around all the vendor tables and isn't
a prep area.

I don't suppose we could convince the powers that be to display signs
like the simple logo seen at instead, could we?  That
would send the *right* message to the public, which after so many
years of back and forth on this is probably totally confused...

In reality, though, no signs one way or the other is the long-term
right answer, where bare feet aren't any more noteworthy than bare
hands.  I'd like to think that time is coming, across society as
a whole.




Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:41:43 -0500
Subject: Re: the monthly ping
From: Dayle
To: "*Hobbit*"

Thanks for the feedback, Hobbit.  I'll check with inside signs and see
if they can do the signs for the cafe.  They might be maxed out with
the short setup, but can't hurt to ask.