Does it bother you when people don't wipe their feet before coming in your house

wiping feet on mat - yellow door mat
United States
July 8, 2007 1:31pm CST
I hate it when people come in and dont' worry about wiping their feet.I think it is kinda rude to do that because it tracks dirt all over the floor then it has to be cleaned up.It only takes a couple of seconds to do it .What do you think? Does it bother you when someone tracks dirt on your floor because they didn't want to take the time to wipe their feet?
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• United States
8 Jul 07
it does,but if i tell the menfolk to wipe their feet after working all day,i barely get a grunt in recognition.i usually don't say anything though,because i know they're tired. it actually annoys me more when people track snow in-then i have water all over the floor.
• United States
9 Jul 07
I had to laugh when i read your response about the menfolk.Brought back some memories of my mom fussing at my dad when he came home from work.My mom didn't care,they wiped their feet or else.She was a pistol my mom. She got lax when she started getting ill and my dad got into not wiping his feet. I was too busy taking care of mom to enforce it.now it's engrained in his brain and I have a hard time with him about it
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• United States
9 Jul 07
i used to yell at them for it,but i got tired of wasting my breath.like you said,they got used to not doing it. that's ok though..i make my brother vacuum the floor on his day off LOL :)=)
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• United States
14 Jul 07
have you tried the trusty rolling pin to keep them in line,lol?
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@AmbiePam (51191)
• United States
8 Jul 07
It does. And I have a rug on the outside of the door, and the inside. I remember when I moved in several monts ago, the cable installer just came in, boots covered in mud, not caring a thing he was tracking it all over my brand new carpet. Same thing with the maintanece man here at my apartment complex. He came to fix a tile in the bathroom. It had been raining and he didn't take a second to wipe his boots off. It is inconsiderate. The first thing I do when entering a house or business, is making sure I wipe my feet if they have a rug provided.
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• United States
9 Jul 07
I would have been saying something to those guys lol. It's so rude. I too have a mat on the outside and the inside and people rarely use it unless I ask. My brother did that.He came over saturday to help with the car,walked in and had dirt and sand all over my carpet which happens to be light tan!
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@AmbiePam (51191)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Oh man. Light colored carpet is so hard to keep clean! He should be hanged! Or maybe just persuaded to buy your gas for the next week, lol.
@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
8 Jul 07
Hello jerseygirl, It doesn't bother me if they don't wipe their feet when they come in to my house. You want to know why? The reason I do not care is because, I make everyone take their shoes off at the door, then I know there won't be any tracking stuff throughout my house. Peace, Totty
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@AmbiePam (51191)
• United States
8 Jul 07
I take my shoes off once I enter my own house. But no way could I ever get other people to do it. I like cultures though that kind of practice that. I don't think it is rude to ask people to remove their shoes, and a lot of people provide cheap slippers for them instead. At least I've met a few people who do it that way.
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• United States
9 Jul 07
I do take my shoes off and I have tried to get my dad to take his shoes off at the door but it's like talking to a brick wall. he just won't do it,lol
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
9 Jul 07
I DISPISE it when people don't wipe their feet or take their boots off, and i dispise it when my dogs come in and muddy up the floor, and i totally can't stand my house being a mess, i want a robot!
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• United States
9 Jul 07
I know the feeling.If my dad once ,just once,wiped his feet off without me having to tell him,I think I would faint,lol!
@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
8 Jul 07
Pretty much no body'd notice on my floor.
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• United States
9 Jul 07
I wish i cold say the same,lol