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Shoes, socks or bare feet in your house? Guests?

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I was really worried this would turn into a foot fetish, feet pics thread. I was precariously advancing through each post holding my breath. Particularly since it's caught the attention of @Gee.

Thank God, nothing...yet.

No shoes in the house. Unless I'm working on the car and need to run inside to grab the ipad to see why THAT EFFING BOLT ISN'T COMING OFF LIKE IT'S SUPPOSED TO. Otherwise, yes, indoor footwear is for INDOOR use, & outdoor footwear is for OUTDOOR use.

Barefeet/socks isn't a matter, beyond personal preference due to comfort levels of the person. My mom has loads of slipper in a fancy copper Med Cauldron'ish thingy for guests when they come over.

Old Navy $1 slippers are fun for summer gag gifts, but if the person is wearing socks it won't work.
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No outside shoes or footwear inside the house. Period! I never had any issues with guests, they have always complied without asking. I purposefully leave a few pair of footwear nicely lined up on the door mat so people get the hint. I am not shy asking them to remove shoes if they don't get the hint. Once I had to send the Cable guy back without service because he wouldn't take his shoes off for WSIB reasons. I told him to get the shoe covers he wanted to keep the shoes on. Most respectable companies already provide their technicians with shoe cover anticipating this. Even my appliance delivery guy who brought a massive double door fridge into our home came fully prepared.

I can't understand how people can wear outside shoes indoors.
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No shoes! And no bare feet! Foot oils all over the floors, no thank you!
My whole family wears house slippers, we keep in the entrance closet. We put them on as soon as we come in.
I have a nice pair of ugg slip ons, my daughter wears unicorn slippers, my son prefers the dollar store slip-ons :)
We have slip ons for guests.
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Trick question. RFDers don't wear socks or shoes, they cost money.
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If anyone even contemplated wearing shoes in my house I would cut them!! Its just gross!! If I could I would have them leave their shoes on the front porch. Close friends family I have them enter my house from the side door and use the mudroom so I don't have nasty shoes by my front door. As for bare feet nope not allowed in my house, put some socks or slippers on your paws. I don't want someones greasy footprints all over my floors. I have a basket full of slippers for guests to wear should they show up bare feet, and I toss them in the wash when they leave, my mother did the same thing when we ere growing up. Don't want to follow my rules then don't come to my house. This is how we were raised, my mother kept a spotless house and so did all my aunts, shoes or bare feet in the house were not allowed, do it and expect a beating.

Only place I wear shoes indoors is a hotel, no way in hell am I walking on that floor bare feet or in socks. I wear flip flops even when I take a shower in a hotel.
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crystallight wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 12:38 pm
Trick question. RFDers don't wear socks or shoes, they cost money.
Same with underwear and toilet paper. They cost money and are not a requirement!!
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Who the hell wears shoes inside the house. Never heard of such a thing. Slippers, sure. But shoes?

Socks (usually) or bare feet (sometimes in the summer) for me. I also have no carpet runner on my hardwood stairs and have never slipped.
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Who the hell wears shoes inside the house. Never heard of such a thing. Slippers, sure. But shoes?

Socks (usually) or bare feet (sometimes in the summer) for me. I also have no carpet runner on my hardwood stairs and have never slipped.
In the summer I'm usually only wearing my birthday suit in the house.
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Take off your shoes... that's the rule in our household.Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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Got into a big fight with my in laws about them wearing their shoes in our house where our twin toddlers were crawling around. I couldn't believe that I needed to justify my wanting them not to wear their disgusting outdoor shoes in my home.

Lots of older people have 'indoor' shoes that they try to sneak in but they always just wear them outside to the garage or to get the mail. Once you wear them once outside they're no longer an indoor shoe! Not to mention they would never wash the soles (socks and feet get washed).

I'm disgusted by shoes worn in the house personally.
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^ Yikes. Where was your spouse during this???
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...Even my appliance delivery guy who brought a massive double door fridge into our home came fully prepared. ...
did it boost your ego to refer to *the* delivery guy, as 'your' personal delivery guy & to specify the item of delivery as though it was pertinent to being prepared with booties? lol.
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Shoes off! I want to keep my floors and rugs clean and undamaged. I have extra slippers available for guests and keep an older pair at the bottom of the stairs to the unfinished basement to use around the basement only. I also change into around the house clothes to keep work/around town attire clean and avoid sitting on my furniture with the same clothes that make contact with work/waiting room/etc chairs. I thought it was just me, but a coworker of mine also changes his pants going home so he doesn't contaminate his new pickup, and had a seat cover for passengers, but anyway clothing are another story altogether.

There is always that one friend that thinks it's completely normal to wear their shoes indoors, have to remind him almost every time to take off his shoes. Unsurprisingly at his house when I took off my shoes (though he said I didn't have to) my socks were pretty nasty looking afterwards, but they also have a large dog and cats. In these cases I would want to have a walk through boot scrubber with turnstile at all entrances, just like at work:

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I always worry about high heels damaging hardwood flooring, and no matter how hot you look in those heels my floors are to be pristine; I was renting a place at school and a friend came over without taking off her heels, afterwards I carefully examined the steps and the area she walked around with a flashlight and there were fresh small pock marks, mind you not deep like dropping your keys, but like someone pressing a bit of fingernail in. Not sure if it was the quality of the flooring, but after confirming my fears I ruthlessly enforce the no shoes policy at my own house lol
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lol.....yes I am the king in my house. I rule with absolute authority. And if you enter my domain, you become my subject. :twisted: :twisted:

Okay jokes aside.

The item of delivery was mentioned for the difficulty involved in bringing that size of an equipment inside the house. Expecting the delivery guy to remove the shoes would be very unreasonable in the circumstances for safety reasons. Yet, the delivery guy was very nice and helpful. He understood and came prepared. The cable guy on the other hand came to install a tiny modem and preached me about how he is not allowed to remove his shoes for WSIB reason. Do you really need steel toe boots for installing a modem?

If the contrast was too subtle, I am sorry.
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Jul 17th, 2017 2:47 pm
did it boost your ego to refer to *the* delivery guy, as 'your' personal delivery guy & to specify the item of delivery as though it was pertinent to being prepared with booties? lol.

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