Would You Tell Someone Their Shoe is Untied?

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
March 30, 2009 1:09pm CST
Some people like to wear their shoes with the laces untied. If I see someone I don't know with their shoes untied I never say anything. I figure they'll notice it eventually and fix it or leave it alone. Maybe they want it that way. Now if it's my kids or a family member or friend then I will tell them about their untied shoe. How about you?
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12 responses
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
30 Mar 09
If they have one tied and one untied then I might say something, but if both are untied then I don't say anything to them about it. Chances are if both are untied they want them that way.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
30 Mar 09
Good point lilybug, I'm with you on that!!
@cream97 (29176)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hi, Shar9! I know that I will tell my kids that their laces are untied. But with an older person, I may or may not say anything to. But, if it is an older person, I will tell them. I don't want to see anyone get hurt, so I may open my mouth in a nice way. And if their shoe laces looks like it may cause them an accident, I will tell them about it.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Sounds logical to me.
@moneymommy (3421)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I dont think I would tell someone that I didnt know. I will tell my family members. Some people do wear there shoes untied. So I dont think I would mention it.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I agree with you.
• United States
3 Apr 09
No, that means I'm looking at their untied shoes. They know they are untied anyway.
@maezee (23035)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I agree with whoever said they'd tell the person only if they're someone close - like a friend or family member. I just HAD to respond to this discussion because I was walking into a store the other day - with my sneakers on, yes, and they weren't UNTIED - but loosely tied, and some older lady LAUGHED and said, "honey, your shoes are untied! You'd better lace 'em up unless you want to trip" (or something like that), and I was SO extremely PUT OFF by this. I thought it was incredibly rude and condescending. My advice: don't do what this lady did to me! And besides that fact, who's actually looking close enough to TELL when people's shoes are untied? That seems a little obsessive to me.
• United States
31 Mar 09
i probably would,as long as they didn't seem a hostile type of person. then,they're on their own. they had a trend up here for a while with the kids doing it on purpose. i saw a kid fall down the stairs at school once doing that.about 10 kids stepped on them at class bell and he fell down the staircase.i guess that's really suffering for fashion..
@taface412 (3178)
• United States
31 Mar 09
It depends...if it looks dangerous then yes I would tell them. Most likely in any case I would probably whether I knew them or not.
@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
I think that people would notice that their shoes are untied and eventually tie them back. I do not notice shoes anyway. Cheers!!
@carann (262)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I would tell someone. If they don't notice they could have a chance of falling and hurting themselves. After that if they don't care oh well I tried.
@Humbug25 (12552)
30 Mar 09
Hi ya Shar19 I think it would depend on who's foot the shoe was on! If the shoe was owned by an elderly gentleman then I would not hesitate in telling him, if it belonged to a youth then probably not as I wouldn't want to embarrass myself due to the latest trend!
@ANTIQUELADY (36492)
• United States
30 Mar 09
i usually tell whoever. don't want them to fall & break their neck i front of me.
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hi shar...I would tell people I work with or people I know. Certainly family members. I don't think I would tell strangers. You never know what kind of response you will get and I'm not up on the latest fashions to know if that's what's "in".