Sunday, February 01, 2015

Another Heated Debate on Mumsnet

Mumsnet: How can I ask people not to wear heels tonight without sounding like a tw*t

There are a lot of militant shoes-on people on Musmnet, but thankfully plenty of users there support shoes-off.

8 comments:

Bob said...

Hard to believe the fuss some folks make. As you may know tonight is the Super Bowl...America football championship game...it is a big evening for parties to watch the game, eat and drink. A friend of my wife's invited us to a gathering at her home. The email invitation requested that shoes be removed when arriving. Now this will not be a fancy dress up type affair, but rather casual. Slacks and sweaters for the men and skirts or nice dress slacks for the women. The advance warning will be sufficient to relieve any awkwardness at the door, plus the array of shoes will be a reminder to any who forgot1

Itinérante said...

Pardon my intrusion but would you wear a stiletto to someone's house?

Bob said...

Itinerante, as a male I don't wear stilettos. My wife who does wear heels might but would remove them upon arriving if warranted

Itinérante said...

oops! I'm sorry... heels are nice but I am pretty tall so I would wear heels mostly just to wedding furenals and such occasions...
Matthew would you (or your wife) wear heels to a house?

Matthew Celestis said...

Itinerante, it's very nice to see you commenting here. Your input into these discussions is very welcome.

I'm not married and I'm not planning on wearing stilettos myself,as you might expect from a pretty conservative sort of person like me.

If I was married to lady who wore stilettos, I would expect she would be polite enough to remove them if she visited anybody. I certainly coudn't marry somebody who wore shoes inside my home.

Some women do wear stilettos to house parties and women visiting homes for work purposes may also wear stilettos if they are wearing a suit. One would like to think that they would be polite enough to remove them or offer to remove them, but some people need to be asked politely to do this.

Stacey said...

Went to a Super Bowl party yesterday at our friends' house. Like most houses in the US, their house does not have a shoes-off policy. However, in order to accommodate about ten people watching the game, they put up a large mattress with cushions to make two rows. Consequently, everyone who would up sitting with their feet on the mattress took off their shoes. This was voluntary, though, and there were no requests from the owners. do you think taking shoes off made sense?

Matthew Celestis said...

Hi Stacey. Thanks for visiting.

I think it would have been simpler for the owners to have just asked the guests to remove their shoes rather than setting up the mattress.

Stacey said...

Well, the mattress was to make people more comfortable and to allow more people to see the screen. It wasn't to get people to take off their shoes.