When I dropped something on the floor of the bedroom this morning I picked it up, as I often do, with my toes.
This sent my wife, as it has always done since she first saw it on our honeymoon fifty odd years ago, into paroxysms of mirth, since she regards it as some sort of pre-Neolithic gene.
My question is this, am I that unusual, or do others pick things up with their toes?
I don't mean can you do it, or do you do it as party trick, nor am I talking about house bricks or 14lb sledge hammers, but do you regularly, as a matter of routine, without even thinking about it, pick up things like socks, hankies, pens etc. with your feet in the bedroom, bathroom on the beach or anywhere else where you have bare feet?
My toes are far too stubby to enable me picking anything up,but I can grip things quite firmly between my feet(including a house brick or sledgehammer and you'd be hard pressed to get me to release it)No idea if there's a particular word for it other than strength.