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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Maybe the op is self-concious about having ugly feet?

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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I hate it when people require me to take off my shoes to enter their houses.

    It's bull**** for several reasons:

    1)What makes you so confident that your floor is that clean?
    2)This is the West, not the East.
    3)I wear boots all the time and it takes me 20 minutes to take them off. The reason the Japanese started that stupid tradition is because they wore sandals back in they day, not laced shoes or boots.
    4)Peoples feet smell.
    You can't come to my house then. No take off shoes, no come inside

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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

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    Then the police can arrest you for creating chaos in the neighborhood.
    Aww...those fuddy duddies always ruining fun!
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    What I hate, is when people come inside my Shop, and then wipe their feet on my carpet.--what are they thinking?
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    My floors are clean because I sweep and mop them. It's people who come into my home with their shoes on that make it dirty again.

    Their house, their rules. If you don't like it, don't go to their house.

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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I hate it when people require me to take off my shoes to enter their houses.

    It's bull**** for several reasons:

    1)What makes you so confident that your floor is that clean?
    2)This is the West, not the East.
    3)I wear boots all the time and it takes me 20 minutes to take them off. The reason the Japanese started that stupid tradition is because they wore sandals back in they day, not laced shoes or boots.
    4)Peoples feet smell.




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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    We take our shoes off, when we go upstairs to the Living area. That is because the Boys always played so much on the carpet, we didn't want dog poop mixed in with the cookie crumbs.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I hate it when people require me to take off my shoes to enter their houses.

    It's bull**** for several reasons:

    1)What makes you so confident that your floor is that clean?
    2)This is the West, not the East.
    3)I wear boots all the time and it takes me 20 minutes to take them off. The reason the Japanese started that stupid tradition is because they wore sandals back in they day, not laced shoes or boots.
    4)Peoples feet smell.
    I wear boots quite a bit, too. I own a couple pairs with zippers, partly for this reason.

    In my home, I request removal on casual visits during poor weather when the outside is messy or wet, but, if I am having a party, I don't bother with it at all. I have seen this being done from many people in my area as well with varying rules for the casual visits.

    Here is something I found, supposedly reflecting "Miss Manners" view:

    According to Miss Manners, American manners work on the assumption that it is rude to ask guests to take their shoes off–you’re implying that their short visit might do damage to your floors, which is of course a ridiculous assertion in 999 cases out of 1000, but shows where your focus is.

    In the same way we ignore the “cost” to our furniture and floors when a guest sits and walks, we insist that things we do for our guests are “no trouble.”

    When your persnickityness is more important than the wholehearted reception of your guests, it knocks the shine off the welcome. I remember a friend who used to provide booties. One always felt she regarded one as vaguely unclean.
    This does sound like what she'd say, but I was unable to find a direct quote. Once I had read it, I decided that it does make sense. I think I am still going to ask people to remove in bad weather, though.

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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    My boss's wife makes me take off my shoes. I can't stand that pretentious bitch. And she's wicked racist. He's like an old hippy and nothing like her. I condole him,

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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    It is not just a custom in Japan. In Poland this is standard. The polite host has extra slippers for guests.

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