Today, children, we are going to have a history lesson.
For those of you with little education the picture above is of the Coliseum in Rome. The Socks did the tourist thing and wandered around with audio guides which informed that it was unlikely that Christians had ever been thrown to the lions here as the coliseum was generally used for gladiators and elaborate animal hunting set ups. There was also no mention of the "naked virgins being fed to crocodiles" scenario (as described in a somewhat porno book about what really happened at the Roman games that the Sock's brother once gave her to read at an impressionable age).
Having got over those disappointments the Sock was, however, greatly impressed by the invaluable contributions that the Romans have made to the world...
One - the Romans gave us digital cameras
Two - the Romans gave us cigarettes
Three - the Romans gave us mobile phones!!!!!!! Did you know that it is illegal to drive in Italy unless you are doing at least 200km an hour, in the wrong lane, chatting into your mobile phone?
Last but not least the Sock believes that it is quite possible that the Romans invented "fuckme shoes". The Sock came over all middle-aged and felt that this young lady's attire was hardly appropriate for wandering around the Coliseum.
Nevertheless, having never owned and now never likely to own a pair of fuckme shoes, (or even just the one like James has) the Sock was a little jealous of said young lady's footwear. Teva trail sandals - the Socks summer footwear of choice - may be comfortable but they are definitely not sexy.