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if i go to someones home and they ask me to remove my shoes i have no problem doing so. in fact i usually ask them if they would like me to. i don't see the problem with this.
|Semper Fi - 1775|
TO the OP:
Why not? I take good care of my home and don't want shoes you just wore at the urinal of the most recent restaurant you dined at, contaminating my floors.
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|Get on the fifty!|
Do you not realize all the nasty shit that is on your shoes or do you just not care?
I'm not a nazi about people taking their shoes off but damn, if you're gonna track crap all over someones house that would prefer you not, just stay home and be a stubborn bastard there.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Andyb,
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|Little ray |
I would respect my hosts' wishes. Of course.
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|Three Generations |
I don't get all the "if I have to take my shoes off I'm leaving" stuff. What's the big deal, forget to put on clean socks? Stanky feets?
I don't bother at my house (tho Mrs. PHPaul thinks I should...) but I'd certainly go with my host's wishes at other people's house.
Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
|It's not you,|
Nah man, like gun control, it’s a slippery slope. What’s next? Pants removal?
(I actually don’t think I’d mind that really.)
|Go ahead punk, make my day|
As long as they don't have unruly dogs in need of a kick, sure I'll take them off.
If I'm attending a person's event, that person means enough to me that I have zero issue removing shoes.
Then again, this is Michigan, and it's kind of a dick move to track wet, salty crud through somebody's home,and I appreciate when people respect me enough that they know to do this without being asked.
I can kinda see if you need orthotic insoles or something, but even that can be dealt with.
|His diet consists of black|
coffee, and sarcasm.
Some people/cultures want you to leave your shoes outside or in a designated place inside their homes. Don't visit such people's homes if you feel this way.
|Prepared for the Worst, Providing the Best|
I grew up in Europe. Over there, everybody takes their shoes off when they go inside. Even the schools have "shoe rooms" where the kids change their shoes (they have slippers) and hang their coats when they come inside. It makes sense, because the streets over there are covered with all kinds of nasty stuff (dog crap, drunk guy piss, etc), so you don't need people tracking that stuff inside.
My parents both grew up on Dairy farms. My grandpa would go in the basement, shower, and change everything before he came inside. Even after he retired, shoes always got left in the garage.
We remove our shoes in our house, too. There's no point in tracking all the mud, crap, and slush from outside all over the inside of the house. I don't ask guests to do it, but I appreciate it when they do.
A hundred or more years ago, there was horse shit in the street.
|The Unmanned Writer|
Depends on the weather conditions and type shoe.
Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.
Ever? Even if the host asks that their guests do so, because of their tradition/culture?
Surprised so many have no problems with this.
I mentioned my in-laws going shoeless but they don't ask guests to remove theirs. Still, the implication is there. Many, maybe most will remove their shoes but not all.
If you're willing to honor such requests, shouldn't the homeowner offer alternatives as well? Or bring your own. I know in winter, not wearing shoes can make for a pretty unpleasant experience if the temps are kept low.
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Why are you surprised so many of us respect other people’s property? Shoes are nasty. Like what was stated earlier, your shoes walk all over piss and shit covered floors in restaurants, etc. Your socks don’t.
I don’t see removing ones shoes in a mud room, etc. an unreasonable request.
Well, I have hardwood floors on the first floor and carpet on the second. You can wear your shoes on the first floor, but if you want to go upstairs, you are asked to remove your shoes. I think that everyone understands this and I do not think that it's in any way unreasonable.
We also have hardwood floors and grouted tile. People wearing tennis shoes or lugged sole boots may not realize that their shoes have debris (stones, hard thorns, etc) in them which may damage hardwood or even tile grout.
We have a sign at the door that visitors should feel free to remove their shoes or at least show the courtesy of inspecting their soles. Visitors have found construction staples, thumb tacks and dog crap embedded in their soles. It's a simple request which has never caused a complaint.
|Get Off My Lawn|
In my first house, a college buddy of mine came over for dinner and instantly tracks dog shit into my entry way carpet, my wife screaming at him to stop in his tracks. Seems he picked it up walking on some grass next door near the sidewalk. My wife spent some time cleaning it up. In my next house, my brother-in-law and his family came over and he accidentally scratched up our stone floor and a bit of the hardwood; he had several small rocks embedded in the soles of his shoes. Since then, my wife and I frowned on wearing outdoor shoes in the house. We only wear indoor slippers/shoes that do not see the outside. All of our friends and family know to take their shoes off, even though we do not strictly enforce anything. But in the last 2 years here in TX, even the plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors do not enter our home without wearing their own provided disposable booties, and we did not ask them to either. Real professionals.
I don't see taking shoes off as a big deal. And as others have pointed out, your shoes are the only contact of what is on the ground and floors where the masses walk on. After each business trip to San Francisco, my shoes are removed outside the front door and washed before I use them again.
"I’m not going to read Time Magazine, I’m not going to read Newsweek, I’m not going to read any of these magazines; I mean, because they have too much to lose by printing the truth"- Bob Dylan, 1965
Mom does this... when she comes to my house, she takes off her shoes and puts on a pair of slippers she has brought with her. I think that's great -- no tracking in of the outside stuff, no getting her socks/feet dirty from whatever my other inconsiderate guests might have tracked in.
God bless America.
I don't know, this is a tough one. I can see both sides here.
If asked to remove my shoes before entering someone's house, I would do so. But I am not sure I would be going back there.
.....never marry a woman who is mean to your waitress.
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