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    I hate taking my shoes off too. I get really bad eczema on my feet. I still take them off but I am counting down the seconds to leave. I will cut my visit short so I can leave and put my shoes on.

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    lol I love your 'what would you do' threads VP.

    It wouldn't bother me. We have wood floors which I sweep and mop very regularly. There are germs everywhere, on counters.... in our mouth. While I'm clean I'm not overly obsessive about it.

    As to others, I usually look at the front door to see if shoes are there. If they are, I take mine and the kids off, if there isn't and I don't know the people well I'll ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siansmum View Post
    I don't want people walking around my home in bare feet. If I'm asked to remove my shoes, I say, "I really feel more comfortable with my shoes on."
    Good point Bare smelly feet are probably as germy as shoes.

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    Your parents probably have more germs on their hands than their shoes. What diseases do you really think you might contract from shoes??! But, if it means that much to you, I'd just politely ask them...and if they forget, I'd politely remind them.

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    I have a friend who demands this of her guests.

    I don't like it tbh, she has tiles in the house and the floor is so cold without shoes. Plus, she never takes her shoes off at other peoples houses so I think in her case it's a double standard.

    Personally, if someone expects me to take shoes off, I reckon they should have some spare slippers for guests to wear if they wish whilst in the house.

    I will say however, I would never wear shoes on carpet or rugs at people's houses, I always take my shoes off so that I don't dirty the carpet.

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    Hi VicPark, honestly, this idea of taking shoes off is new to me lol- I have never been to a house in my whole life where I have had to even consider taking my shoes off, and the same goes at our place. eg: what if you had friends around for a nice dinner or celebration- I can't imagine everyone dressed nicely but with no shoes on... So, I guess I would not insist on people taking off shoes, even if it is something you do day to day, perhaps there can be an exception made for visitors?

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    There's no shoes in our house and I take mine off when I go to other people's houses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by happygirl1982 View Post
    Tell them ??
    Thought about it... Wasn't sure if I was being obsessive so am interested in what others do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    Well you could always do what me ex in-laws did and provide slippers at the front door for everyone to change into.
    Toe jam germs!

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    We are a no shoes house and I prefer it if guests took theirs off but I don't demand it.
    I tend t take my shoes off when I go to other peoples home too.
    My ILs are shoe on all the time people, I don't get it. Bare feet is so much more comfortable.
    I vote that VicPark starts a 'What would you do?' thread every day for entertainment purposes. Love them!

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