A man walks out of his apartment. It is raining outside but he's got no umbrella. He starts running beneath the awnings, trying to save his suit. Trying to dry and to dry and to dry, but no good.
When he gets to the crowded subway platform, he takes off both of his shoes. He steps right into somebody's fat loogie, and everyone who sees him says 'Ew.' But he doesn't care, because last night he got a visit from the Ghost of Corporate Finance. The Ghost said, "Take off both your shoes whatever chances you get, especially when they're wet."
He also said, "Imagine you go away on a business trip one day, and when you come back home, your children have grown and you never made your wife moan. And people make you nervous. You'd think the world is ending, and everybody's features have somehow started blending. And everything is plastic, everyone is sarcastic, and all your food is frozen and needs to be defrosted."
"Well maybe you should just drink a lot less coffee and never ever watch the ten o'clock news. Maybe you should kiss someone nice, or lick a rock. Or both. Maybe you should cut your own hair because that can be so funny. It doesn't cost any money and it always grows back. Hair grows even after you're dead."
"And people are just people, they shouldn't make you nervous. The world is everlasting. It's coming and it's going. If you don't toss your plastic, the street won't be so plastic. And if you kiss somebody, then both of you'll get practice."
"The world is everlasting. Put dirtballs in your pocket, and take off your shoes. Because people are just people, like you."