Saturday, July 01, 2006

Carpet is magic, says Rachel Simhon

Carpet is magic, says Rachel Simhon

Article defending carpets. It is not actually certain that carpets are as much a bad idea as some people think. They are certainly not very fashionable.

The article recommends getting family members to remove their shoes, but maintains that it is rude to ask guests to take their shoes off. Who says? Modern manners are in a state of flux. Nobody is quite certain what is polite and what is not any more. Most people feel comfortable with shoes-off and are aware that shoes-off is practiced in some cultures.


The IBEX Scribe said...

I guess if it is rude to ask guests to remove shoes I am rude and support that kind of rudeness. I think it all depends on how you ask!

She makes a good point about vacuuming regularly. Not wearing shoes can only do so much if the floors are not cleaned!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Quite so.