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Posted: 12/27/2005 4:40:36 PM EDT
Anyone tell guests to take their shoes off when they come over? I went to a relatives house for Christmas and was the only one still wearing my shoes. They have hardwood floors and the driveway and the entrance to the house was blacktop. I could see if I had mud on my feet. I felt real awkward the way they looked at my shoes as I walked through the house. Anybody ever experience this???
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:42:30 PM EDT
Yes, and I don't mind. I don't were street shoes in the house. Have a look at the Wally World parking lot next time you're in it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:44:12 PM EDT
Shoes off at the door, little pieces of gravel stuck in your shoe will scratch hardwood floors
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:45:19 PM EDT
Their house, their rules.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:46:06 PM EDT
I don't mind as long as I am wearing clean looking socks !!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:46:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By junker46:
Yes, and I don't mind.



+1.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:46:34 PM EDT
I don't believe in shoes in the house. I know where they've been
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:58:50 PM EDT
I own a vacuum. Leave your boots on. Don't step in poop first, but leave boots on.


Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:00:00 PM EDT
I don't ask guests to take their shoes off but I keep slippers available for those who choose to do so.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:04:51 PM EDT
I make everyone who sets foot in my domicile strip to their drawers, but leave their shoes on.

I haven't had a visitor in almost nine years.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:06:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Maggot:
I don't mind as long as I am wearing clean looking socks without holes in them !!



fixed.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:06:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Echo_Hotel:
I make everyone who sets foot in my domicile strip to their drawers, but leave their shoes on.

I haven't had a visitor in almost nine years.



good policy!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:07:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:09:18 PM EDT
Hell, I'd rather have my shoes off indoors ... If it's house policy all the better, more people to blame the stank on.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:11:06 PM EDT
Born in Hawaii and spent a few years there later in life when I was a kid.

Just pure force of habit for me to kick them off upon entering the house.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:15:21 PM EDT
hell I don't mind when asked, its their house, I usally take off a socks and pants too, you know, I like to get comfortable and make myself at home.


MLW>"<
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:19:02 PM EDT
I ask people to take their shoes off when they come to the house. I'm Chinese though and that's the way my entire family is. Nobody around here has ever given me any grief about it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:24:51 PM EDT
I kicked off my shoes at some friends house.

They said, "We love you, but put your shoes back on, please!"

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:29:54 PM EDT
Its understood at some peoples houses, the shoes come off when you enter and at others you can keep em on. I usually just look to see what the host is wearing. If their shoes are off then i usually take mine off too out of respect for their house. Alot of people who get their carpets replaced usually dont like people to wear shoes inside afterwards.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:37:10 PM EDT
No shoes are allowed on my floors. They are off at the door. If they don't like it, they can leave.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Delta_3_63:
I don't ask guests to take their shoes off but I keep slippers available for those who choose to do so.



you run a fucking bed and breakfast? im coming to your place and I want my fucking slippers. I want mine in pink. don't ask.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:53:26 PM EDT
At my house, I don't really care if someone leaves their shoes on. That said, more than a couple people and I'll usually ask them to remove them, just so I don't have to worry about the new floors. I want to have a party at my place, but I'm afraid of what will happen to it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:54:14 PM EDT
Chinese house - no shoes, but I do provide slippers. Hasn't ever been a problem with any of my friends (asian or not).
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:57:53 PM EDT
I fuckin hate it . One of my friends got re-married
a couple of years ago and his new wife is a shoes
off nazi . I stopped going over to their house , and
I told him why .

It's not even like she is a neat freak , or they
have great floors or light colored carpets .

I live in a house , not a Museum . When I invite company
to my home . I consider it my job as a host to make them
feel as comfortable as possible . If that means I have to
do extra cleaning when they leave . Then so be it .

It's called Hospitality.... Look it up
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:59:10 PM EDT
My house was built to be lived in. Things get used and worn. Eventually they wear out and need repaired or replaced. That's all part of owning a home. Asking guests to remove shoes, having rooms/furniture that aren't used or putting plastic covers on furniture is assinine in my opinion.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:01:35 PM EDT
Shoes come off at my house and mine come off when I visit others. I'm a clean freak.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:04:58 PM EDT
If I go into someone's home, and THEY aren't wearing shoes, I take mine off.

Its just courtesy.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:09:14 PM EDT
I hate it. But if asked, I will comply.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:10:49 PM EDT
I wear the same socks for 3-6 months ctright before changing them, bottom of my shoes is probaly cleaner.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:12:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I wear the same socks for 3-6 months ctright before changing them, bottom of my shoes is probaly cleaner.




Don't ever post on here complaining about not getting laid. You and the rest of us know why now. mmkay?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:12:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:
Anyone tell guests to take their shoes off when they come over? I went to a relatives house for Christmas and was the only one still wearing my shoes. They have hardwood floors and the driveway and the entrance to the house was blacktop. I could see if I had mud on my feet. I felt real awkward the way they looked at my shoes as I walked through the house. Anybody ever experience this???




If they had asked you to take your shoes off I would say that you needed to . . . but staring intently at your feet as though your shoes would magically hop off your feet by themselves . . . were they liberals?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:13:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I wear the same socks for 3-6 months ctright before changing them, bottom of my shoes is probaly cleaner.




Don't ever post on here complaining about not getting laid. You and the rest of us know why now. mmkay?




I never make it that far, they are usualy in my boots.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:21:09 PM EDT
I don't even own shoes. Got some killer Birkenstocks though!!!


Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:23:57 PM EDT
I have 8 dogs, taking my shoes off just means I have to step in their drool in my socks.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:24:46 PM EDT
My babysitter is Hawaiian...she usually walks into the house barefoot..her Mom came to visit from Hawaii and she came in barefoot too...cool by me either way
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:25:27 PM EDT
Only barbarians wear shoes in the house. Your home is your temple. Why track shit into your temple?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:29:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FunYun1983:
I have 8 dogs, taking my shoes off just means I have to step in their drool in my socks.



+1 with 5 dogs
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:29:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chrome1:
I fuckin hate it . One of my friends got re-married
a couple of years ago and his new wife is a shoes
off nazi . I stopped going over to their house , and
I told him why .

It's not even like she is a neat freak , or they
have great floors or light colored carpets .

I live in a house , not a Museum . When I invite company
to my home . I consider it my job as a host to make them
feel as comfortable as possible . If that means I have to
do extra cleaning when they leave . Then so be it .

It's called Hospitality.... Look it up



Damn right!
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:41:02 PM EDT
We responded to a call for a kitchen fire one time. Upon arrival we were met at the door by a Japanese woman who asked that we remove our boots before we entered her condo .

We pretty much were like WTF and barged in anyways.

There was no immediate threat... the fire was already out (just a lot of smoke and flame from a grease fire that had caused quite a bit of damage to her kitchen), yet her first concern was that we were wearing our boots in her dwelling.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:48:58 PM EDT
WTF would you wear shoes in your house? Your shoes are worn outside. So take them off to keep the dirt outside.

Im either a clean freak or there are alot of dirt balls out there. Probaly both.

-Dan.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:54:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gibby:
I hate it. But if asked, I will comply.



So will I, but I won't be back.

Larry
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 6:56:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 6:58:22 PM EDT by kpel308]
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:00:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:03:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bobafett126:
I ask people to take their shoes off when they come to the house. I'm Chinese though and that's the way my entire family is. Nobody around here has ever given me any grief about it.



Do you put pee pee in their Coke?


Sorry It just popped out before I could stop it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:04:31 PM EDT
I have customers ask me to when I am installing wireless internet in their homes.

My policy - Me have to take off my shoes = customer not getting their broadband.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:08:04 PM EDT
I don't like being told what to do.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:09:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
I have customers ask me to when I am installing wireless internet in their homes.

My policy - Me have to take off my shoes = customer not getting their broadband.



Fuckin-a. Nothing like wire splinters in the feet to remind one of why OSHA likes shoes to stay on.

In more social situations I might not mind if I didn't wear boots that require some unlacing and general dicking with to get off.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:10:36 PM EDT
The first wife made everyone take shoes off. She used to spend an hour a day cleaning the house; admitted she was analabout it.We aren't anywhere near that anal here now. Taking shoes off makes sense because you track in a LOT of stuff you don't realize ,and it can add up pretty quick this time of year when its all sloppy outside.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:11:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I don't believe in shoes in the house. I know where they've been


+1
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:11:58 PM EDT
I think it's creepy, a bunch of guests all walking around in their socks. Feels ghey to me, somehow.

Shoes are ok in my house, unless they're dirty.....and I don't go to people's houses often that insist on some sort of disrobing before I can go in.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:14:26 PM EDT
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