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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
    Shoes are generally dirty and some people like to keep their floors clean and nice looking.
    See there's an argument I can latch onto. Clear and concise. Cleanliness is something everyone can relate to.

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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
    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.
    If you have the authority to do it, how is it not acceptable? If it is not acceptable you wouldn't have the authority to do it.
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    If you have the authority to do it, how is it not acceptable? If it is not acceptable you wouldn't have the authority to do it.
    Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.

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

    I am kinda torn. I mean I have no problems taking em off when it is a casual visit but if I am invited to a dinner party, went out and bought some really nice shoes? Got there and the host ask me to take em off? I would kinda hate 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 Jerry View Post
    If I'm there installing your kitchen, and you already signed the contract, guess what?

    I'm wearing my steel toes, and if you don't like it, **** you. You can't fire me, and if you kick me out you'll have to pay the cancellation fee per the terms of the contract. If you're an asshole when this goes down, I'll personally sue you for loss of wages as OSHA requires me to wear steel toes while I'm installing in your house.
    Why not wear those blue bootie slippers over your steel toed 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 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.
    I have friends that provide slippers and one that makes you wear fuzzy slipper socks.
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    Re: is it acceptable to require people to take off their shoes to enter your house

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Why not wear those blue bootie slippers over your steel toed shoes?
    If the homeowner has them and asks me to put them on, I would.

    In fact I would be much happier putting those on in any home then taking my boots off. Smelly feet are embarrassing. I care more about being embarrassed then keeping your floor spotless.
    Last edited by Jerry; 01-06-10 at 02:03 AM.

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

    I have hard wood floors threw out my house ...when you come in and you have dirt,****,snow all over your beloved boots then i have to clean up the mess. It wasn't about there Japanese sandals its a sign of respect

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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.
    Why should I do that? There is NOTHING wierd about requireing people to take off their dirty shoes before entering the home. My home -- my rules ... it's the libertarian way...
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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.
    Of course it is acceptable.

    1. It IS my home and I have the right to decide who may come into my home and under what conditions.
    2. It IS customary in many communities, even in the United States. When I lived in the US, I required of people entering my home. NO ONE EVER complained about it -- and when they saw how clean my carpet was, they then understood WHY we had the rule.
    3. It helped to keep our carpet very clean. I don't want to have to clean up after your mess. THAT is rude.
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