MAYBE TIME TO THINK ABOUT SHELTERED HOUSING?: Now, there's no shame in owning slippers. Something soft and forgiving to wear about the house is the sort of cheap luxury everybody should enjoy. However, there's a line to cross, because once you go out of doors in slippers, you cease to be comfortable and become confused. To turn up at parties wearing slippers - as Rod Stewart does, claiming they're "more comfortable", puts you one step away from being asked if you know who the Prime Minister is.