Sunday, May 04, 2008

Entertaining Today

I had six people, all twenty-somethings from my home fellowship group over for Sunday lunch. They all removed their shoes at the door.

I had prompted two couples who were coming beforehand about removing their shoes, but I suspect they would have removed them anyway. My guests always remove their shoes at the house where the home fellowship meet. Twenty-somethings are smart.

I do think a social gathering where everybody is in socks (Apart from me, I was bare foot) is somehow cosier than ones where people are in shoes. It is very hard to explain in words exactly why shoeless gatherings seem more comfortable.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have a strict no shoes policy.We take our shoes and socks off in the entrance hall and get straight into slippers.My wife tends to wear very large fuzzy slippers and it was her idea to always leave a couple of pairs in the
entrance hall so visitors can see that we wear slippers in the house and therefore implying that we have a shoes off rule.It can be difficult asking people to remove their shoes.Our friends always bring their slippers and yes some of my wifes slippers are a little embarassing.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for the comment.

It is great to here from people who have a no-shoes policy.

Do you mind my asking where abouts in the world you are?

God Bless

Matthew

Anonymous said...

What is your home fellowship group about? Is it a college study at home meeting, or for a professional body? I always take my shoes off in my home and other people's. At home I wear slippers in winter & go barefoot in summer. In other people's houses, I take other shoes to change, cos some people don't always have perfectly clean carpets and floors. Katie

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Katie, people who attend our church meet in homes to discuss the Bible and pray. Our group meet at the home of a man who has light carpets, but who wears shoes on them. The younger people in the group tend to take their shoes off and the older members keep them on. That seems to be the pattern.

It is thoughtful of you to think about other peoples' carpets.

I think I asked you before where abouts in the world you live and you did'nt answer. You dont have to if you don't want to.

God Bless

Matthew

Canadian said...

Because it is more homey and family-like when people are in socks. It's in public where everyone is in shoes. The workplace, restaurants, shops are where you wear shoes. At home you take off your shoes and let you feet relax, possibly in a pair of comfy slippers. If everyone has their shoes off it's like they're all at home, even if some of them are actually visitors.