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

    Where I live it's customary to remove your shoes without being prompted. I've never walked into another person's home without taking my shoes off at the door unless they say I don't have to.

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

    No - I've always had beige cheapo carpet and a heavy duty carpet cleaner. . . I've never had a 'no shoes' rule and find it offensive to go to someone's house and then be asked to remove my shoes - I tend to avoid visiting people who have such rules.

    It's not a matter of convenience (as in boots off, etc) it's a matter of privacy - boots are part of the clothing ensemble - it's impolite to expect others to undress in the slightest. . . and when going in socks or barefoot you risk the chance of spreading a variety of toenail fungai and other such things that shouldn't be spread.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Where I live it's customary to remove your shoes without being prompted. I've never walked into another person's home without taking my shoes off at the door unless they say I don't have to.
    That because you live in Chicagokowski...

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

    I don't smoke, but I am thinking of starting because I hate it when people require me not to smoke when I enter their houses.

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

    1)What makes you so confident that your air is that clean?
    2)This is the West, not the East.
    3)I wear shoes all the time and it takes me a few seconds to take them off. I need something to keep me busy for 20 minutes while you take your boots off.
    4)People smell.
    Last edited by legojenn; 01-05-10 at 09:07 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by legojenn View Post
    I don't smoke, but I am thinking of starting because I hate it when people require me not to smoke when I enter their houses.
    I'm a smoker and I don't smoke in my own home or let anyone else smoke in my home because my wife has scarring in her lower lungs that acts like asthma.

    I also have a 2 year-old and a baby to think of.

    It's got nothing to do with air cleanliness and everything to do with not wanting myself or my guests to generate carcinogens which my wife or my kids have to live with.
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    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

    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 don't enter when I wear boots and I certainly don't go back to their house again, because it bugs me to have to take off my shoes.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by legojenn View Post
    I don't smoke, but I am thinking of starting because I hate it when people require me not to smoke when I enter their houses.

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

    1)What makes you so confident that your air is that clean?
    2)This is the West, not the East.
    3)I wear shoes all the time and it takes me a few seconds to take them off. I need something to keep me busy for 20 minutes while you take your boots off.
    4)People smell.
    Look... she tried to make a funny.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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

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

    Am I the only one who's noticed people pulling the "I'm the boss" card, as though that makes them factually accurate?

    We're not talking about if it's your rules, in fact the question already assumes that it is your house and they are your rules. Set aside your insecurity and dare to defend your rules.

    The question is not rather you have the authority to do what you want, the question is rather or not what you choose to do is acceptable.

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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
    Am I the only one who's noticed people pulling the "I'm the boss" card, as though that makes them factually accurate?

    We're not talking about if it's your rules, in fact the question already assumes that it is your house and they are your rules. Set aside your insecurity and dare to defend your rules.

    The question is not rather you have the authority to do what you want, the question is rather or not what you choose to do is acceptable.
    Shoes are generally dirty and some people like to keep their floors clean and nice looking.

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