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

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Surprise! Mr. I'm-So-Effin'-Brilliant! I live in the wet, muddy woods in the Pacific Northwest, at the end of a gravel road that's at the end of a gravel road.

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    I bet you laminate your silverware, too.

    "Oh don't step on my floor, it might get dirty"..."don't take the cover off the pool, a bug might get into it"..."don't use the snow shovel, snow might get on it"..."don't take the car out of the garage, it might get a spec on the windshield".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I bet you laminate your silverware, too.

    "Oh don't step on my floor, it might get dirty"..."don't take the cover off the pool, a bug might get into it"..."don't use the snow shovel, snow might get on it"..."don't take the car out of the garage, it might get a spec on the windshield".

    Careful around the pool this summer, you might get your swimsuit wet
    Aw, Jerry, you're probably just pissed that your boots are the only thing people ever ask you to take off when they invite you over.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Aw, Jerry, you're probably just pissed that your boots are the only thing people ever ask you to take off when they invite you over.
    Oh snap!!

    I got notin on that.


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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.
    My house, follow my rules. I don't want your dirty boots on my carpet. The managers of the last apartment I had in the States before coming back to Asia remarked on how CLEAN our carpet was compared to other tenants. I enforced the no shoe rule strictly and no one complained.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by Djoop View Post
    Totally unacceptable.
    And you are a libertarian? As the owner of the home, wouldn't a libertarian say that I have the right to set the rules for my own home?
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    It is not just a custom in Japan. In Poland this is standard. The polite host has extra slippers for guests.
    It is also standard here in Taiwan -- a custom learned from Japan during the days of Japanese colonial occupation.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    I typically require house guests to remove their blouses as well, on occasion there is a token resistance, but they eventually oblige.


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

    What if the visitor had a cane and a severe limp?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    What if the visitor had a cane and a severe limp?
    That's why I have a screen door. He can lean against the porch railing while we chat

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    What if the visitor had a cane and a severe limp?
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