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    I don't mind if visitors wear shoes when they come to our house. Some do some don't. I don't have any hard and fast rules. In winter I may wear slippers around the house (we have lots of cold tiles) bud otherwise generally bare foot.

    If I go to someone else's house I always ask if they want me to take my shoes off. Just something my parents always made me do when I was younger - just carried it with me.

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    We have an outside mat and an inside mat for wiping shoes on - and then people can feel as free as they like to walk through our house with their shoes ON!! ON! ON! ...leave the shoes ON!

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    I couldn't help myself.... After a long day out traipsing about in public we came back home and everyone except my parents took their shoes off. I couldn't help but look at my dads big boots and say "I hope they are not too dirty after being at XYZ" ... He took the hint and took them off. My mother who was standing right next to my dad didn't (a bit daft).

    Will continue as per my above plan (get a sign, wait for the next visit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I couldn't help myself.... After a long day out traipsing about in public we came back home and everyone except my parents took their shoes off. I couldn't help but look at my dads big boots and say "I hope they are not too dirty after being at XYZ" ... He took the hint and took them off. My mother who was standing right next to my dad didn't (a bit daft).

    Will continue as per my above plan (get a sign, wait for the next visit).
    Haha that's the VicPark we know

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    I actually dislike when people take their shoes off in my house, particularly if they've been wearing shoes all day and they are all stinky....I don't like my house smelling like stinky feet, having to put up with DP's foot stench after work is bad enough!

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    Why don't you just tell them VP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Haha that's the VicPark we know
    No it's not. It just seems really passive. Why aren't you telling them?

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    Just tell them, its really not a big deal. They aren't mind readers and its a matter of personal preference not a blanket social etiquette rule.

    A simple, 'please take your shoes off at the front door, thanks' is all it takes. No drama, no fuss.

    I grew up in a suit yourself household with regard to shoes. My neighbours were strictly a no shoes house. It didn't create a rift, there were no shocked whispers behind backs, no gasps of horror. They just matter of factly asked us to take shoes off as we entered. And we just matter of factly replied, 'no worries' and did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillDweller View Post
    I'm starting to feel like I'm either really easy going or really messy with all the people saying they'd 'have to sweep several times a day or get the vacuum out everytime'. Wouldn't even occur to me. I wouldn't even notice. The dogs track dirt inside all the time, I vacuum once a week, I really couldn't care less. I'm going to go with the first option that I'm just really easy going, not messy LOL

    I always think it seems like I have more time to relax and read books than other people I know....now I realise it's because they're all vacuuming! haha
    How sad for them though..... Always cleaning, urgh! I know people like this, I think they need a life!

    Who? Who sweeps all day?? It's disturbing

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    VP do you really have kids? You need to get over that rule if you do.


 

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