Metro – A mum-of-four says she has not been able to work for 20 YEARS – because she is allergic to wearing shoes. Tracy Kenny has received disability living allowance for two decades, pocketing in the region of £100,000. But she has now been told that her handouts will be stopped after government officials ruled she was fit to work. Tracy, 45, says it is impossible for her to hold down a job because of her painful allergies to rubber, glue, nickel and metal which she insists leave her skin blistered and sore. She spends her day barefoot, and can only leave her house on Boddington Road, Eccles, Greater Manchester, in a mobility scooter. She must also wear special gloves to protect her from metal items such as knives and forks. Tracy suffers from contact dermatitis, a type of eczema that causes red, itchy, scaly skin. She says she had to quit her job as a factory worker 20 years ago, when the condition first affected her hands – and it later spread to her feet. But, after undergoing a medical test last year, government officials have ordered her back to work – and withdrawn her £110 per week benefits. Tracy, who lost an appeal on the decision at a tribunal, said: “How can I go to work, or go to job interviews, with no shoes on? “I just don’t know what to do. I can only wear shoes for 10 or 15 minutes, before my feet blister and split. “Socks draw the glue in and slippers don’t help. It’s so unfair and stressful – I’m genuinely ill. Sick people are suffering because the government want more money.” Tracy, who also has diabetes and thyroid problems, added: “I’ve tried everything to help – the doctors at Salford Royal even organised for a pair of clogs to be made in Switzerland for me. “But I had a reaction to the canvas material on the top. It’s also linked to stress, and it doesn’t help that my 22-year-old son Joshua is serving in Afghanistan.”
And there you have it folks! We officially round off the Top 10 Power Rankings of People Who Fake Disorders For Attention. The last time we checked the list, we were at Top 9. This bitch allergic to shoes makes it a nice, even, round 10.
I gotta be honest on this one though, I’m kind of on her side. Whats this bitch supposed to do? Can’t wear sneakers. Can’t wear slippers. Can’t wear socks. Is this fatso supposed to just wear wooden shoes like some Dutch asshole? I’d probably just hang out barefoot and complain to the government until they gave me money. Wearing shoes is the fucking worst, and I don’t even have a gross disorder where I get all scaly from them. I don’t quite understand why she can wear special gloves on her hands…can’t she just get socks made of the same thing? I dunno whatever, I’m Team No Shoes. Looking at this fat diabetic bitch who can’t handle footwear is like seeing Ghosts of Christmas Future for your boy KFC.