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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29-09-2014 17:55 #111
29-09-2014 18:03 #112
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!
29-09-2014 18:27 #113-
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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).
29-09-2014 18:37 #114
29-09-2014 19:16 #115
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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29-09-2014 19:17 #116
Why don't you just tell them VP?
29-09-2014 19:20 #117
29-09-2014 19:37 #118
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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29-09-2014 19:59 #119
29-09-2014 20:01 #120
VP do you really have kids? You need to get over that rule if you do.
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