I relistened to this one just so I could comment in this thread.
I found it amusing, especially when he told the guy he couldn't have the boots. The idea of being part of different creations and through them seeing the whole world is really cool, but how many storqage boxes did he end up seeing the inside of? What if you ended up being in something some really disgustingly ugly couple had next to their bed, and you had to see them have kinky sex all the time? I think I'd throw myself off the shelf and try to break my container.
What? You think cats knock things off of shelves because they're bored?
I loved this story, but I have a weak-spot for folk tales (and swiss rolls).
I'm sure the listenership would riot if it were played today, especially as there's going to be PodCastle in a few months, but stories like this one were why I fell in love with EP.