Woman'sDay: The Surprising Benefits of a Shoe-Free Home
Our second tough customer was my mother-in-law, who squawked, “My shoes are totally clean! Why are you so paranoid?” I’m only a tiny bit ashamed that I scurried, shoe-free, into the kitchen and let my husband deal with the tirade that followed. But when she walked through the door, she was in her stocking feet.
She later staged the occasional protest (“I’m just running in for a few minutes!”), but we stood our ground (“Then your shoes will only be off for a few minutes!”), and now she takes off her shoes without a second thought.