Thursday, November 01, 2007

Recipricocity

re-post

You may not have a baby at crawling age
But if you ask visitors to your home to remove their shoes, you send a message that it is acceptable to keep your home shoe-free. That makes life easier for those who do have crawling babies.

You may not have a new carpet
You may have an old carpet that needs replacing or a wooden
floor that is covered in scratch marks. But if you have a shoes-off policy, it will make it easier for those who do have a new carpet to do the same.

You may not live in an area where there is pesticide on the ground
But if you have a no-shoes rule in your house, it will make those who do need to require shoes-off feel more comfortable about it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Intersting thing happened to my wife last night...she went to a co-wokers home for a "Trunk Show"....a hostess invites 15/20 ladies to her home to see the wears of a particular clothing manufacturer....the show last night was Ladies Sleepware....when she arrived, she and all the other guests were shown where to put their coats and given a pair of slippers to replace their shoes....the slippers were a "gift" from the maufacturer as an example of their wears....here is the point...guests were made to remove their shoes in a gentle manner and in keeping with the evenings theme as well as planting the seed that the next time they visit this home they should automatically remove their shoes or at the very least ask if they should....a good way to introduce a shoeless household without making a big deal out of it.
Bob

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That is so wonderful.