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

    .....Hatuey Loves Japan.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    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?
    I'm not only a libertarian, I'm also a hypocrite.

    If you invite me to your house, you have to inform me about your weird rules upfront.

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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
    I'm not only a libertarian, I'm also a hypocrite.

    If you invite me to your house, you have to inform me about your weird rules upfront.
    It's not a weird rule actually. Is this such a big deal?

    The one thing is, I really think the host should provide a variety of slippers for guests.

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

    Perfectly fine to require it. I don't in my house, but, I'm happy to respect that rule in others'.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    If a person refuses to take off their shoes, they obviously are wearing a wire and are recording the conversation for big brother. But the host doesn't usually believe they'll get the **** kicked out of them in a bathroom for their trouble...




    (Hopes someone gets the movie reference)


    And of course, my house my rules... don't like it, GTFO. Simple.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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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.
    Lord, you sound like such a Yankee!

    In the South, where I grew up, people were invite to take their shoes of to be comfortable. Now I live in a rain forest with gritty, sandy soil. People here are usually expected to take their shoes off to keep from damaging not just spoiling the floors of homes.

    Besides, people wear shoes too much -- that's why they have foot odor, and can't walk on even fairly tame gravel barefoot.
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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.
    When you're entering the home of another person, you are entering their domain, where their word is law (provided that their word doesn't violate the laws of the land, obviously).

    Your sole remedy if you don't like that law consists of either not entering, or leaving.

    This is the reason why I won't go to a party, no matter what for or who is attending, if it is hosted in the home of someone I can't tolerate. I simply cannot walk into someone's home knowing in advance I will end up disrespecting them.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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

    It is acceptable of course to require it in your own home.

    We do not require shoe removal. We are proud of our fetid squalor. You'd only get your socks dirty.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What if I just stand outside your house firing randomly into the air?
    You'd be arrested for illegally firing a gun within city limits

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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's not a weird rule actually. Is this such a big deal?

    The one thing is, I really think the host should provide a variety of slippers for guests.
    It's very small, no big deal.

    Do you mind taking your shoes off?

    Sure, no problem.

    Take your shoes off.

    Ok *idiot*

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