Before wearing slippers outside to get the newspaper, check for ice.
Especially if class has been cancelled two days in a row due to the ice storm.
If not, you will may take a tumble in front of… perhaps a bevy of teenagers hanging outside your house. Slippers have no traction at all.
Not that I have any experience with this.
(But I do own the great husky slippers seen above. And I'm not ashamed to get the paper while wearing them.)