I once saw a throw pillow that read Give a man a foot and he’ll think he is a ruler. This may or may not apply to the folks in your neighborhood. In this New York household, the throw pillows read Give a man two feet and he thinks he is a Sasquatch:
DEAR ABBY: My husband of eight years will not resolve his foot odor problem. We live in a small apartment, and it’s humiliating when we have company and half the apartment smells like stinky feet.
He refuses to wear socks, and his solution in winter is to open all the windows and turn on the fan as soon as he returns from work. The “airing out” never completely gets rid of the smell — and I freeze! How can I get him to change? — FED UP IN MANHATTAN
DEAR FED UP: You obviously can’t change your husband, but you don’t have to risk getting pneumonia, either. Shoe repair shops sell deodorizing products in the form of sprays and powders. Or buy a large container of baking soda, and when your husband removes his shoes, dump a cupful into each one. They next day the smell should be gone.
Dump a cupful of baking soda into each shoe! That could get costly. The wife should just call Bobo, Matt, Cliff, and Ranae of the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BRFO.)