Monday, August 06, 2007

Exclusion Zone

I was listening to a radio programme in my bedroom today. My mother came in to have a listen. I asked her to remove her shoes. I do not think I had asked her before to remove her shoes in my room, but she obliged.

I will have to get used to asserting myself on this issue. If my parents move to Sussex soon, I will be the sole caretaker of the house (and my sole responsibility to keep it clean before it sells). If the house sells, I will want to have my own place.

10 comments:

richyrich said...

My mother came in to have a listen. I asked her to remove her shoes.

What reasons did you give for asking her?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I did not give her any reasons. She must know I would prefer that shoes are not worn in my room. There is actually a no-shoes symbol on my door, like a no-smoking sign.

You did not visit at weekends do you? I do miss your comments over the weekend.

God Bless

Matthew

richyrich said...

You did not visit at weekends do you? I do miss your comments over the weekend.

I tend to go to stay with my family lots of weekends.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Fair enough.

richyrich said...

There is actually a no-shoes symbol on my door

Where did you get it from?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Japan. From a hundred Yen shop(pound shop).

It has a crossed circle symobl wiht a pair of shoes, like a no-smoking symbol and some Japanese writing.

They sell no-shoes signs on Ebay, you know.

God Bless

Matthew

richyrich said...

They sell no-shoes signs on Ebay, you know.


Oh I'll have to have a look. I can't seem to find any in any U.K. shops. I don't suppose you've seen any either have you?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Not in shops, but I have seen them on Ebay UK.

Some Ebay suppliers take cheques if you do not have a credit card.

Jasper1971 said...

Hi Matthew,

This is actually a somewhat older post already, but you might still reply to posts.
Do you remember how exactly you asked your mum to remove her shoes? And you say that she obliged, but did she say anything about it? Did she seem to be surprised by your request? Has she been in your room since and what happened then?
Sorry for asking so many questions, but I really don't see my parents ever taking their shoes off when aked (except in a mosque or Hindu temple, for instance, on holiday).

Jasper

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Comment on any post you like.

I said to her 'Do you mind...' and I looked down at her feet.

I assumed she would know what I meant, but she did not.

I said "Do you mind taking your shoes off?"

She said nothing and removed her sandals.

I might have hoped she would not need asking. She has not been in my room since. But she was not cross or annoyed.

God Bless

Matthew