Closed Thread
Page 5 of 23 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 227
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8,245
    Thanks
    1,772
    Thanked
    2,017
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 19/6/2014
    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Zeddie View Post
    My floors are very clean I mop almost every weekend so not too keen when people tromp their dirty shoes inside.
    Would what's potentially on people's bare feet be worse though? Athlete's foot, plantar warts, fungal infections, etc. Plus some people just have awful foot odour.



    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to HarvestMoon For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (30-09-2014)

  3. #42
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    537
    Thanks
    549
    Thanked
    190
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We're a no shoes house. Mainly cos we have carpet. If I had tiles or floor, we'd still be a no shoes house I reckon, but i wouldn't care as much if ppl wore shoes inside.
    I don't ask ppl to take their shoes off if they come over, but most do I guess cos they see we are barefoot.

  4. #43
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,470
    Thanks
    1,368
    Thanked
    2,919
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    We are shoes on inside, because that's how DH and I were both bought up that way. Our entire downstairs is tiled so I tend to wear thongs/ugg boots inside as the floor is freezing cold otherwise. It doesn't bother me when people wear shoes inside, unless their shoes are filthy dirty and they're trudging dirt/mud/grass though the house. One thing that really does get me though is how DH walks over the bath mat with his shoes on. He can't see the difference between the bath mat and the carpet, which I guess is a fair point, but it still really bugs me.

  5. #44
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,387
    Thanks
    1,583
    Thanked
    2,615
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    No shoes inside here either. We have floorboards and live in an apartment.
    So it's also out of respect for our downstairs neighbors.

    Personally I always take my shoes off when I go to someone else's house and my friends do the same.

  6. #45
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Adelaide SA
    Posts
    4,843
    Thanks
    716
    Thanked
    733
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    None of my family or friends take their shoes off inside the house, or expect their guests to remove shoes.
    I would have thought it was weird up until a year or two ago when there was a similar thread on here.
    If you came into my house and started taking your shoes off I would wonder what the hell you were doing!!

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to moongazer For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (30-09-2014)

  8. #46
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,935
    Thanks
    1,700
    Thanked
    2,227
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I grew up wearing shoes inside, but frequented a few houses with no-shoes policies.

    We usually don't wear shoes in the house, but sometimes do. Don't care at all what guests do.

    If you want people to take their shoes off, I'd suggest a sign. It's what my inlaws have, and it usually works. However...I wouldn't push it if people don't want to, they may have very good reasons. My DP, for example, has bad tinea and his feet smell awful if he's been wearing shoes. He'd be so embarrassed if someone forced him to take his shoes off.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Renn For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (30-09-2014)

  10. #47
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,042
    Thanks
    299
    Thanked
    740
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We are shoes off and my parents are too. I think it's a country thing because you're usually walking through mud/chook poo/whatever before you get to the door! I just automatically take mine off at other people's houses, most of the time they say to not bother, but I'm already halfway though taking them off! Mr 3 automatically plonks to his bottom and takes his shoes off when we go inside anywhere lol. The only exception for us is at one friend's house where the kids are allowed to go in and out as they please and they all wear shoes, the floors are covered in dirt 30 seconds after she cleans them so I don't bother with shoes.

  11. #48
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    749
    Thanks
    471
    Thanked
    308
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    This is definitely a peeve of mine, and I do outright ask people to please take their shoes off! I think it's polite to take your shoes off and I always go to or I at least ask, "shoes off?" I just wonder what people do after their shower at night? Do they put shoes on afterwards or wander around their house where germs and gunk have been traipsed and then get into their clean bed? Meh I may be anal but just find it gross, plus I find my house stays cleaner much longer with no shoes on.

    Ohhhh and the worst one is when people wear shoes inside and then go to stand on a babies mat with them on! I nearly dieeeeeee...

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to Soon2be4 For This Useful Post:

    VicPark  (29-09-2014)

  13. #49
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,226
    Thanks
    427
    Thanked
    545
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    It's your house so your rules apply, don't feel bad about politely asking people to follow them. My cousin has a no shoes house. She will remind us to take them off if we forget and I don't think she's being rude or strange. They have spare slippers for us to use if we like as their tiles floors can be very cold.

    Sent from my SM-N9007 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  14. #50
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,554
    Thanks
    431
    Thanked
    755
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We wear shoes inside if we're in & out the house during the day or barefoot/socks the rest of the time.

    I would find it weird if someone came over and took their shoes off, regardless of how clean the floors were! I also don't think I've ever been asked to take my shoes off. If they are dirty/ it's muddy outside I would take them off, but that's about it.


 
Closed Thread
Page 5 of 23 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Kids in parks: shoes on or shoes off?
    By MsMummy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 29-08-2014, 21:58
  2. Um....ok....? eBay etiquette
    By careermum in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 01-10-2013, 07:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
SoftmatsSoftmats specialises in safe, non-toxic, and durable play mats. The international Premium Dwingulerâ„¢ Play Mats and ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
MsIntroductions
Pregnancy test recall!!!Conception & Fertility General Chat
IUI - first time fertility treatmentNon-IVF fertility assistance
IVF babies due June/July/August 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Lite & Easy ???Second Trimester Chat
A - Z of baby girl namesGames & fun stuff
Happiness thread.General Chat
A - Z of Baby Boy NamesGames & fun stuff
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›