Please remove your shoes please!!!!
March 20, 2017 4:22pm CST
Good afternoon.A nice and warm sunny day today. Most people knows about New England weather. While people visit my house they know that shoes comes off. This is an old tradition in most foreign place. I do not want to walk in a house with hardwood floors or rugs. I respect this very much.I always take my shoes off when dining at someone house.They have lovely floors and rugs.Why should I make a mess of it. I tell my guest,yes I do and kid me not.Shoes off.Walking around barefoot or shoeless is fine.I have lovely oriental rugs,Wide floors that is clean and treated. I do not want the crap from your shoes marking up my house.am I rude not. I go to many lovely home and shoes come off. Most of them know this and the weather we have here is unpredictable. Take your shoes off please.no I do not put the sign up.But they know. I am a tiger.How do you feel about this? whatever you say it will not offend me.So carry on Photo is free anywhere on line.
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You used please twice in this title-it got my attention! I am the same way, I couldn't walk past the entrance of a home without taking off my shoes, even in the summer when I wear flip flops. And I prefer people to take their footware off when they enter our home too, we have beautiful hardwood also, and you have to care for it to maintain it over the years. I promise to take my shoes off the next time that I come to see you, Mike and Ms Ruby-okay?
• Midland, Michigan
I have no problem with it, but some people cannot take off their shoes. Especially someone like my husband that wears a prosthetic. I will ask homeowners when I go inside whether they want me to remove them or not. I will also make sure I wipe them good on a rug for that purpose inside the door. If I'm not sure what I may have walked through, I'll remove them without asking just to be safe. Some people don't care, some are in the middle of spring cleaning and will be cleaning their carpets soon, so it all depends. We had one customer for years that would supply hospital socks for those that came over in sandals. She felt that the oils on our feet would ruin her carpets. So we learned to make sure we brought our own socks when cleaning her windows each year.
• United States
You don't put the sign up for people to remove their shoes. But I do. I like my floors nice and white. And I'd like to get in my bed with clean feet. When I think of going in people's homes that let people walk in with his shoes on. I don't even want to ask. People to fast-track it all kind of s***off the street in the house. That's like having a dog and let the dog lay on the couch or bed it's nasty...
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
I take off my shoes as well. Whether it's in my home or someone's else home. It's how I was raised. Now it's a habit. I don't want to get the house dirty or anything like that. I find it's also more comfortable to be barefoot. At least I find it is.
This is a good practice in my opinion. In my sister house, we take off our shoes and put on the slippers that she offer us. When she told me to take off my shoes 15 years ago, I was like, "Are you serious?" and she was. We could use the slippers offered to us or wander the house bare footed.
I have guest slippers to give to my guests because I also do not want that people come inside and make a mess on my wooden floors or on my rugs. After the guests live I put the slippers in the washer and they are clean and ready for other guests.
• United States
No - I don't make people take their shoes off. Since most people come in thru the garage they are walking on cement not mud or dirt so their shoes would not be dirty. No one has ever told me to take my shoes off when I enter their home.