Friday, November 19, 2010
Having A Shoes-Off Policy
Having a shoes-off policy does not mean that:
- You do not know the difference between asking and demanding.
- You ask your guests to remove their shoes in an unpleasent or rude manner.
- You "force" your guests to remove their shoes.
- You would not make an exception for elderly people or those with a medical issue.
- You would never make an exception if a guest felt really uncomfortable with removing her shoes (this is at your discretion).
- You would never make an exception for a party (but you don't have to; shoeless parties are great too!)
- You would not try to let guests know in advance that you prefer shoes-off.
- You make your guests wear horrible fluffy slippers that have been worn by hundreds of previous guests.
- You think your guests shoes are dirtier than your own.
- You treat your guests like children.
- You are obsessed with cleanliness.
- You are anally rententive.
- You are germaphobic.
- You keep your children in a sealed plastic bubble.
- You have plastic sheeting on your furniture.
- You have a foot fetish.
- You care more about your carpets than your guests.
- You are not an absolutely delightful host or hostess.