Yesterday I posted a series of photos on my Snapchat story. Throughout the day I’d take a picture of every different floor covering I stepped on.
Why? Well, it originally started out as a bit of a joke after a friend posted nothing but pictures of trees for days. There was one day in early October I received 16ish snaps within about 5 hours, all trees. It got to the point where it was like I was looking at the same thing over and over and mentioned to my niece that it was about as exciting as staring at the floor. That’s when the idea for The Day of Floors was born.
When I started I honestly thought that there would be under 10 pictures in the story. By the end of the day, there were over 20 and I know I forgot to take a few pictures when I left work. There was also a handful of areas I didn’t walk through yesterday… the family restaurant, steakhouse, club, sports bar, old hotel tour or any of the hotel rooms. I know each of those areas has at least 1 different floor covering, making a minimum of 30 different floor coverings where I work (that I’m aware of). I realize this is an uninteresting point for some but it’s fascinating to me.
What started out as a silly joke ended up being sort of fun. I do sort of wonder what surveillance thought, though. I’d walk into an area, do a little happy dance if the floor was different from any of the others I saw during the day then snap a picture of my feet and the floor.