On Saturday afternoon November 10, 2012, I went into six swimwear stores along Seawall Blvd in Galveston, Texas. I wore just a T-shirt and a pair of running shorts. The stores are probably accustomed to barefoot customers in the summer, but this late in the season was a bit unusual. It was also a bit unusual that I was asking for men's "Speedo" swimwear. But all the clerks in the stores were very friendly and helpful. While doing this was not too extraordinary, it was my first time to be barefoot in a store or place away from the beach or outside the motel room.