Friday, October 14, 2016

The Real Housewives of Auckland Episode 2



Some inane reality show from New Zealand. In this episode this group of socialite ladies visit another wealthy lady who has a no-shoes rule to protect her marble floors. Good for her. Marble floors are strong, but they can still get scratched or marked.

The ladies seem surprised and bothered at being asked to remove their shoes. I had the impression that removing shoes in homes was at least slightly more common in New Zealand than here in the UK and a lot of NZ people like going barefoot, but evidently not Kiwi ladies with lots of money.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here in Canada it is considered completely normal.

Also, like many people I remove my shoes or boots in the office where I work and go in stocking feet.

Bob said...

I looked at the video and the only comment that I have is that if as a hostess you are wearing slippers and ask that your guests remove their shoes you should offer them slippers as an alternative to bare feet.
As you know we maintain a shoe free home. Neither my wife nor I wear slippers as the house is carpeted in the living areas and we do keep the heat at 72 in the cooler weather so we do not offer slippers.
My wife does have two friends who always change into slippers when they arrive...they bring their own.

Matthew Celestine said...

That is an interesting. I'm not sure if offering slippers is always convenient, but they seem to manage doing that in Russia.

Bob said...

True it may not always be convenient, but if a hostess is wearing them for whatever reason...cold feet, cold floor, hard to stand on a hard floors for hours....she should have the same consideration for her guests.
Absent that you should not then wear slippers least your guests feel slighted by not being offered the same consideration

Matthew Celestine said...

I don't think I ever wear slippers when I am entertaining.

Bob said...

That is exactly the point I was attempting to make Matthew.
You do not offer your guests slippers and when entertaining you do so in socks or bare feet, thereby not making a guest feel slighted

Sarah said...

I work in River Island and always roam around the store shoeless as Ibhate wearing shoes all day

Paul said...

If you insist that your guests remove their shoes, the least you can do is offering them slippers. A lot of people hate it to be barefoot or in socks when at someone else's house.

Paul said...

What kind of office is it? And is it considered to be ok to work without shoes on?

Paul said...

I always wear shoes when I am entertaining. I think this is proper.

richyrich said...

Sarah, where are you based? It's just that many years ago I used to work with a girl called Sarah who always took off her shoes at work saying that he didn't like wearing them and I heard fairly recently that she now worked at River Island.

Sarsh said...

Sorry not allowed to identify where I work but before this I worked for Phase Eight and before that I was a FT mummy for several years

Where are you based to?

Wherever I've worked I've taken my shoes off as I don't like wearing them



richyrich said...

I'm from Wales.

Paul said...

Sarah - did you bring slippers to change to, or just walked around in your stocking feet? Were your colleagues ok with it?