I get grossed out by the thought of dog fecal matter getting walked into the house too.
I grew up on a farm and we just always took our grubby boots off at the door, it's just kind of ingrained in me now.
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05-11-2014 17:22 #21
05-11-2014 17:45 #22Senior Member
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I would of directly said "hey guys, I've actually decided that from now on, no one is to wear shoes in the house, it keeps the floors so much cleaner, there's a shoe rack at the door for you to use, thanks".
I personally don't see an issue with 'germs' from shoes, but I do think it keeps the floors a lot cleaner, especially carpet.
05-11-2014 17:49 #23
My dad always leaves his on. Always did at home as well - drove my mum mad. I don't ask him cause I know he wouldn't take them off anyway and he'd just get all sh!tty with me (yes even in my own house). If your parents aren't like my dad then just be direct. Please leave your shoes at the door thanks.
05-11-2014 17:59 #24
Yes there are germs on the soles of shoes, but smelly sweaty bare feet that have just come out of shoes, particularly as the weather heats up, surely have germs too?
05-11-2014 18:01 #25
As to your parents continuing to openly ignore your requests.... that would p*ss me off something shocking. I'm going through something with my Dad atm where I have asked him to stop doing something and he continues to do it despite my DH being very direct I don't like it. I'm ready to explode
05-11-2014 18:04 #26
Maybe you could get some little booties that go over their shoes, we used to do that in industry when the men would come into the office with their boots.ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1415174649.292869.jpg
05-11-2014 18:13 #27
Are both your parents relatively mobile? If so slipping their shoes off shouldn't be a problem - I would just tell them straight out to take their shoes off.
We are a shoes off house but I let it slide with my dad cos he has had both his hips replaced & he has to sit down to get them on/off so I've decided it's not worth the drama 😋
My parents have a bench at the front door of their house (on a farm) just so dad can get his boots on/off.
05-11-2014 18:19 #28
Realistically all you can do is ban them from ever coming to your house again and cut them out completely.
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05-11-2014 18:53 #29
05-11-2014 18:58 #30Senior Member
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my MIL starts with the ''there's more germs on bare feet'' talk. peeves me off.
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