I mentioned this blog to a colleague. He told me that he felt no need to remove his shoes in his place and would not be incliend to visit a home where he was asked to remove his shoes. I reeled off a list of reasons why a no-shoes rule makes sense, but he was not convinced.
I tend to find myself disagreeing with this chap on quite a few issues, with his views being generally left of centre views and my own being more to the right.
Never mind. He is in his forties. That generation did things there way. Younger people are more inclined to see the sense of removing shoes and tend to see it as a necessary courtesy.
Feel free to recommend this blog to your friends and colleagues.