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    Default Wwyd follow up: shoes

    This is a follow up to the previous what would you do "shoes" thread that got closed down. As some of you hopefully remember I am a 'shoes off' house.

    So....... They're baaaaacccccckkkkk...
    I put the shoe rack right near the door after you walk in. There is absolutely no way you can miss it. I don't have a no shoes sign yet as I haven't been able to find a suitable one. So... My parents walk in with shoes on and start trotting off down the hallway. I start talking about how ds2 is crawling everywhere now... Then I add "because he is crawling everywhere unless your shoes are super clean can you pop them on the shoe rack please." My father says "oh, my shoes are fine." I reply "weren't you just walking in a public car park?" . My father takes his shoes off...

    Meanwhile my mother, who definitely heard all this.. Trots on up the hallway shoes still on.

    What would you do?

    Behave yourself ladies let's try to not get this one closed down!

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    I'm surprised Vic park, I thought you'd be more direct and instruct them to remove their shoes lol
    I think you need to get that sign up....just make you own one

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    I wouldn't be being evasive and shy around my mum and dad, I'd straight up just say "hey can you take your shoes off please?"
    However with other guests, unless their shoes were filthy, I wouldn't ask them to remove their shoes.

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    Take your shoes off please - there's a rack at the door.

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    I'd just say "I'd appreciate it if you could please take your shoes off as DS2 is crawling now, thanks" and not really make leaving them on seem like an option.

    I think its better to just come out and say what you want in a polite way to start with, rather than beating around the bush about it.

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    @VicPark if it bothers you that much, stop being coy and just tell them to take their shoes off before coming inside. It's not that hard. You're making a mountain out of a molehill with this ones.

    Let's set the scene...

    Parents knock on door.
    You open the door.
    You say, "Hi! Could you remove your shoes please"
    They remove their shoes/try to engage in discussions to which you ignore/repeat yourself.
    You then move out of the door way allowing them to walk into the house and you close the door (or alternatively, you then walk away from the door, allowing them to walk into the house closing the door behind them).

    Done. Parents are at your house. They have no shoes on inside. Repeat at every visit.

    If by chance you happen to have parents who let themselves in, just shout down the hall "remember to take your shoes off before coming in, please!".

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    hi vicpark, could you consider putting a chair near the shoe rack. I would find it hard to remove my shoes or to put them on if there was no where to sit while I did this.. I am one who cannot walk around anywhere without some covering on my feet, so I carry my own slippers. marie

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    I'd just say "I'd appreciate it if you could please take your shoes off as DS2 is crawling now, thanks" and not really make leaving them on seem like an option.

    I think its better to just come out and say what you want in a polite way to start with, rather than beating around the bush about it.

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    You hit the nail on the head.... As soon as I opened my mouth I knew I should have been more direct. I ended up saying to my mother in the kitchen "would you be able to remove your shoes as Ds2 is crawling everywhere now." My mother then went on a little "back in my day ....kids crawled around everywhere to develop immunity" type spiel which i ignored... Went and made everyone cuppas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillynix View Post
    @VicPark if it bothers you that much, stop being coy and just tell them to take their shoes off before coming inside. It's not that hard. You're making a mountain out of a molehill with this ones.
    Don't get me wrong it bothers me, but not that much. Just throwing it out there to get opinions and let the ladies on BH have a bit of mindless fun.
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    I wouldn't be backwards in coming forwards with my own parents.
    I'd tell them straight out if it bothered me that much.

    Not sure how I'd tell other guests though but it's usually the less familiar the guest, the more polite.

    I think you're in the awkward stage though are you, where if you say something now they'll be thinking back to all the other times when you should have said it but didn't. Hehehe.
    I hate that feeling.


 

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