Saturday, September 19, 2015

Endevourly: Remove Your Shoes At The Door

Endevourly: Remove Your Shoes At The Door

'With the outbreak of viruses and the flu season comes the fear of getting attacked with malignant things we sure do not want living in our body system. Want one of the many solutions to this? Simply remove your shoes at the door. Yes, it might sound simple and common sense, yet so many people/ families don’t do it. This simple action at the entering of your home can save you from so many troubles.'

13 comments:

Bob said...

My wife had some woman from the Republican Party over last evening to go over mailing lists before the local elections this November.
I don’t believe that any of these women had been to our home before so they were unaware of our no shoes rule.
It was a rainy evening. The first woman to arrive asked my wife if she, my wife, would like her to remove her shoes. She did.
The next two arrived saw the shoes on the mat and just slipped theirs off.
The last woman to arrive totally ignored all the visual signs, shoes by the door, my wife shoeless and preceded to walk in.
My wife politely said to her would you mind joining the rest of us and removing your shoes. Well if you insist I will. She did but did not seem to happy about it.



Matthew Celestis said...

Thanks for sharing that.

Not everybody will be happy at removing their shoes, but if your wife had let this lady keep her shoes on, the other ladies could have felt a bit resentful.

All you can do is be polite and be honest and assertive.

Bob said...

you are 100% correct there was no way that she would have let her wear shoes. It would have been against our house rule and very impolite to the others

Matthew Celestis said...

In the UK most visitors in that situation would have either offered shoes off or removed them without asking. In better weather, they might have done the same.

Kelly said...

I think it is extremely rude for the hostess to insist on shoes off. A lot of us prefer to keep our shoes on even in our own homes, let alone others' homes. In such cases I say, "Thank you, but I prefer to keep my shoes on, thanks!"

That said, I think it is polite for the visitor to offer to take their shoes off if the weather is inclement.

Matthew Celestis said...

Kelly, how many times have you shared this opinion with us? We all know what you think about the subject.

Mark said...

I have been to a few product launch house parties in the last few months and at every one of them, all of the guests have removed their shoes.

Kelly said...

Mark - did people bring slippers or did everyone go in their stocking feet?

Mark said...

It varied Kelly. Mainly it was a mixture of socks and bare feet. But its starting to get very cold at night here so I suspect many will have slippers to wear. Where I live removing shoes is the norm so theres never any hassle.

Matthew Celestis said...

Mark, didn't you move somewhere where it was not so common?

Mark said...

I am n rural Northumberland where its the norm to remove shoes but its not so clear cut down in Newcastle.

Matthew Celestis said...

Did you just live in Newcastle temporarily?

Mark said...

Never lived there. I have friends there.