Friday, June 06, 2008

Girlsaskguys: Do any of you guys have a wife or partner like this? If so what do you do?

Girlsaskguys: Do any of you guys have a wife or partner like this? If so what do you do?

A question from somebody who thinks having a shoes-off policy is weird.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

it's nice nobody has agreed with the guy

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Yeah. Thanks for commenting.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Readers, the person who asked this question referred to his friends as 'mates'.

Would I be right in thinking that the use of 'mates' indicates he is not American?

Bob said...

you would be in my opinion as using the term "mates" is not common in the US when a male refers to his male friends

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

You would say 'pals' or 'buddies'?

hughy said...

You people are as bad as the shoes on in the house mob.You are both so polarised and ethnocentric.
What this guys country of original has to do with his legitimate question is beyond me.Impicit though is the assumption that anyone who questions shoe removal must be american.
I suggest you read his question properly without resorting to petty polemics.He is actually asking for advice about his partner.He refers to her present of designer slippers to him as"cute"
I just dont feel that the "tabloid" style of many of the views on both sides of the debate help things.And
i actually live in a no shoes house
and actively advocate Leaving all shoes at at the door.But that does not invalidate or negate opposing attitudes and opinions.
One of our most cherished freedoms is the right to our views,to disagree.But in a civilised manner.I am from the UK and many here dont like being asked to remove shoes.But the only meaningful way to change this is by
reasoned debate.If you look at the morasse of forums that debate this subject that the majority of those who disagree with taking of shoes are male.If you dont believe me just type in google search"views on shoes off at the door"There are thousands of debates.
Finally my wife is canadian and when we visit her family is rediculous.Basically the entire middle classes are running around with bags of slippers in their cases, handbags you name it.They are obsessed by this debate.And its so cold you have to wear slippers.Some People even take their slippers to dentists and hairdressers.You can see the anxiety of homeowners when visitors
arrive in case a flake of snow,or drop of rain gets on the flooring.And in Vancouver it rains all year.
I expect you will delete this comment.Even though i agree with your philosophy but question some of your methods.That called free speech.The cornerstone of democracy

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Hughy, thanks for commenting.

"Impicit though is the assumption that anyone who questions shoe removal must be american."

Actually it certainly is not.

You are well aware that British people don't always like removing their shoes.

The reason I ask the question is out of interest. I like to know whereabouts in the world people with shoes-off policies are (including the fiance of the person who asked the question).