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Phunkometry Phunkometry 7 years
<a href="http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/content/0,21770,1852481,00.html?xid=askrsnews">"Ask Real Simple: No-Shoes Policy"</A>I totally agree.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I will definitely do that when I get new carpets in my house. The ones that are here now are pretty banged up and have been since we moved in. My other floors have scuff marks and stains from people's shoes but those were pretty crappy too.
Misalady Misalady 7 years
I would never be so rude as to insist, but I do take my shoes off in my own home. Frankly, I shouldn't have to ask, you should follow suit. I apply this rule in other homes, as well - if they don't remove their shoes, I don't either: even though it drives me bonkers to wear shoes in the house. (If you're good friends with me, I'll probably remove my shoes anyway, if I know you're comfortable with it.)
Phunkometry Phunkometry 7 years
Stepping in mud, poo, and puddles is different. You should offer to take your shoes off. Especially in someone's home where there is a lighter carpet. But I do not want to take my shoes off to walk barefoot on your hardwood floor! Really, I don't! I feel like, even the cleanest homes get crap on their floors. My mother is a compulsive cleaner, and cooks all the time too. So it's not that she's dirty, but sometimes things that fall on the floor (crumbs, salt, drops of this and that) accidentally get overlooked. I'd rather have this stuff stuck on the bottom of my shoes than on the bottom of my feet. So by the time I leave your house, I don't want all your house dust and food crap to be on the bottom of my feet and get stuck on the insides of my shoes once I go to put them back on. If you're going to make me take my shoes off, offer me a pair of slippers. Or run a Swiffer (wet, preferably) over the place really quickly before I come over. I just hate being barefoot. Mostly because I don't like feet. I wear shoes/slippers all day except for when I take a shower or go to bed (obviously). I mean, you have a right to make certain rules about what goes on in your house, of course. But that means that I have the right to feel however I feel about them. So no offense meant to anyone, as long as no one here assumes that I'm "not as clean" as they are because I prefer to wear shoes indoors.
Phunkometry Phunkometry 7 years
Stepping in mud, poo, and puddles is different. You should <i>offer</I> to take your shoes off. Especially in someone's home where there is a lighter carpet.But I do not want to take my shoes off to walk barefoot on your hardwood floor! Really, I don't!I feel like, even the cleanest homes get crap on their floors. My mother is a compulsive cleaner, and cooks all the time too. So it's not that she's dirty, but sometimes things that fall on the floor (crumbs, salt, drops of this and that) accidentally get overlooked. I'd rather have this stuff stuck on the bottom of my shoes than on the bottom of my feet. So by the time I leave your house, I don't want all your house dust and food crap to be on the bottom of my feet and get stuck on the insides of my shoes once I go to put them back on. If you're going to make me take my shoes off, offer me a pair of slippers. Or run a Swiffer (wet, preferably) over the place really quickly before I come over. I just hate being barefoot. Mostly because I don't like feet. I wear shoes/slippers all day except for when I take a shower or go to bed (obviously). I mean, you have a right to make certain rules about what goes on in your house, of course. But that means that I have the right to feel however I feel about them. So no offense meant to anyone, as long as no one here assumes that I'm "not as clean" as they are because I prefer to wear shoes indoors.
looseseal looseseal 7 years
Maybe Americans keep their shoes on inside because, generally speaking, the streets are cleaner? And in some places people just hop into cars so there's less exposure to the dirt on the street. Where I am, it's customary to take your shoes off, and I think this custom developed because the streets are nasty. I'm talking about animals running around leaving excrement and people spitting wherever they feel like it level of nasty.Though I have been in some homes that are so filthy I wish I could keep my shoes on so I wouldn't have to expose my socked or bare feet to that. I've been in some places where the bottom of my feet would be completely black and gritty-feeling by the time I leave. Yech.
looseseal looseseal 7 years
Maybe Americans keep their shoes on inside because, generally speaking, the streets are cleaner? And in some places people just hop into cars so there's less exposure to the dirt on the street. Where I am, it's customary to take your shoes off, and I think this custom developed because the streets are nasty. I'm talking about animals running around leaving excrement and people spitting wherever they feel like it level of nasty. Though I have been in some homes that are so filthy I wish I could keep my shoes on so I wouldn't have to expose my socked or bare feet to that. I've been in some places where the bottom of my feet would be completely black and gritty-feeling by the time I leave. Yech.
lolalu lolalu 7 years
I can't stand when people DON'T take their shoes off when they're entering someone's house. I never understand why people feel the need to wear shoes inside the house.
iseulbee iseulbee 7 years
i don't understand why anyone would want to wear shoes in their homes. think about all the nasty things you step on throughout the day!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
well our place is hardwood floors so we dont ask anyone to take their shoes off. but imagine someones place is carpeted and u just came in from the rain or snow or u happened to step in a puddle....i'd say u should take off ur shoes.
dlmslp dlmslp 7 years
i can't stand it when people do this either.
laura_j laura_j 7 years
i dont understand, i thought only in TV land people didn't take off their shoes. It may be an American thing, in Canada.... i wouldn't dare walk in someones house with shoes on
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i can't ever fault people for having this rule in their house - they have a certain level of cleanliness that they are aiming for. i'm the same way i guess - although i don't have ppl in my house here in NYC ....
Swen Swen 7 years
I'm sorry, but I hate when people do this
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Ha, this totally reminds me of the SATC episode where Carrie is asked to take of her Manolos, they are taken by another guest, and Carrie "registers" for them :)
juicylove juicylove 7 years
why wouldnt people take off their shoes, i think thats just gross.
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