Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Upstairs Downstairs

Some people have a rule in their house that people may keep their shoes on downstairs, but not upstairs. In a similar manner some people require only overnight guests to remove their shoes.

I understand that the upstairs is a more intimate part of the house and the place where sleeping is done (so a natural place to keep allergy-free). However, I really do not see the need to only go half-way on the shoes-off policy. Who wants a clean carpet upstairs and a dirty one downstairs? Besides most peoples' children will be playing as often on the floors downstairs as the floors upstairs.

It seems much more simpler and straightforward to have the whole house shoe-free.

6 comments:

richyrich said...

I agree, it's an awful lot of hassle to take shoes off every time you go up stairs only to put them back on again when you've come down, especially if you only want to go upstairs to go to the bathroom or something like that. Much easier just to take them off as soon as you've come in and for them then to stay off the whole time you're indoors.

richyrich said...

Have you seen this link?

http://boards.msn.com/Lifestyleboards/thread.aspx?threadid=1308223&boardsparam=Page%3d1

Celestial Fundy said...

I expect most hosts with a 'no shoes upstairs' rule for guests probably don't wear their own shoes downstairs.

Celestial Fundy said...

Interesting discussion on that page.

Unfortunate response from most of the commenters.

I do recall reading about another political fund-raising event, this one in aid of Hillary Clinton; at which shoes had to be removed. Again, I don't think it went down well.

richyrich said...

Another link and the responses here seem more positive

http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer/Do-You-Wear-Shoes-Inside-Your-Home/63350

Celestial Fundy said...

Yes, I have seen that page before.