Did you know that baring the soles of one's feet is considered a huge insult in Thailand? This comment is not suggesting that I am offended by it. I wonder if it sells here?!
No,I didn't, but it is easy to imagine. There's nothing gracious about it, as the expression on the man's face will attest! It was the caricatural image of the American here to prop feet up on a desk, not something that is done. I was just amused by the play on words that only a Frenchman would have thought of to advertize shoe soles. (This is an old poster that has somehow been kept up.)