Saturday, May 01, 2010

Mumsnet Discussions: Am I being unreasonable to not want people to wear shoes over my lovely oak floor?

Mumsnet Discussions: to not want people to wear shoes over my lovely oak floor?

Some fierce discussion on the British Musmnet forum.

The current election is sometimes described as the 'Mumsnet election' because of the eagerness of the party leaders to woo Mumsnet users. It was encouraging to read a contributor on this discussion claim that Dave Cameron, the Conservative leader removed his shoes when visiting her house.

11 comments:

Pump and Coco said...

Why should you do that? clean shoes are not a problem for your floor... I like being without shoes at home, but that's cause I do feelcomfortable like that, and safe. Maybe your guests don't feel so good at your house...

Celestial Fundy said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment.

Shoes are never really clean because the ground they walk on does not fit any meaningful definition of cleanness.

Shoes pick up small particles of grit that cause wear and tear to floors, as well as dust.

They can also pick up various kinds of toxins that are not good for children to be exposed to.

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right - shoes are never really clean even if they look it.

I was bought up never to wear shoes indoors, and now in adulthood it just seems natural.

What would feel wrong would be to wear shoes indoors really.

IMHO there it is a good idea just to carry a pair of slippers with you in your bag which you can just change into when necessary.

Amy.

Celestial Fundy said...

Thanks for your comment, Amy.

Remind me if you have commented here before.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

No I have just discovered your site.

Why do you ask, have other people commented that they do something similar.

Amy.

Celestial Fundy said...

It is nice to know who is visiting.

I could not remember if somebody called Amy had commented. Please visit again.

Where are you from, if you don't mind my asking?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am from Hertford and am 26 years old.

I agree with your latest post, (hope you don't mind me commenting under this one!!). When visiting other peoples houses, and more generally indoors, I always just take my shoes or boots off even if they don't have a shoes off policy.
It just does'nt feel right to wear them, and also it's more comfortable taking them off.

As I mentioned before I carry a little pair of slippers in my bag at all times. If the floors or carpets are clean I just go shoeless, but if I am not so sure about the cleanliness of the floor I just put my slippers on.

Amy.

Celestial Fundy said...

Thanks.

It is nice to hear from somebody else in Hertfordshire.

Mellisa said...

Well it depends if family frienda are visiting you its fine to ask them to take their shoes off if you have invited people ober for formal dinner they are all dressed up in their formal wear then it might sound a bit unpleasant to ask them to take their shoes off other than that shoes off policy is quite healthy and fair.

Mellisa said...

Well it depends if family friends are visiting you its fine to ask them to take their shoes off if you have invited people over for formal dinner they are all dressed up in their formal wear then it might sound a bit unpleasant to ask them to take their shoes off other than that shoes off policy is quite healthy and fair.

Matthew Celestis said...

Thanks for visiting and sharing your opinion.