While I don't require people to do it, mostly because I've got nice carpets over my antique hardwoods in most areas of the house that anyone is likely to ever walk in, if that's what I wanted, people could either do it or not come into the house. My house, my rules, don't like it, tough noogies.
It's their house. If taking your shoes off is inconvenient, don't visit. Invite them to your house or to a public place.
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
~ Francois Rabelais
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."