Sunday, February 12, 2017

Public Toilets

8 comments:

Bob said...

One of my wife's friends dropped by over the weekend. She has been to our home many times and always removes her shoes as he enters. Well this time she did something different. She had recently purchased a new pair of shoes, they are called Mahabis.
What makes these shoes unique is the fact that the soles are detachable from the rest of the shoe. So when she arrived she detached the soles and essentially was left wearing soft soled slippers. Obviously these shoes are not for every occasion but work well when dressed casually and especially in the summer when socks most likely aren't worn. I have no doubt that my wife will buy a pair or two!

Matthew Celestine said...

I've seen those advertised on the internet a lot and I've seen their website, but I've not seen anybody wearing them yet.

Paul said...

This is much better than wearing no shoes at all.

Bob said...

Some of my wife's friends will bring slippers when they visit and at times my wife will bring slippers when she visits.
A home that has a "no shoes rule" generally has no objection to visitors switching from outdoor shoes to slippers

Paul said...

As mentioned in other threads, some countries consider it very inhospitable if you require shoe removal at your house but do not provide alternative footwear such as slippers.

Bob said...

Personally I think that is up to the individuals. If you are a regular visitor to a shoe free home you can bring your own slippers if you so desire. I know of many home that are shoe free but none that provide slippers.

Paul said...

Personally I find it really irritating if you make people take their shoes off but do not provide slippers. It is inhospitable and it makes many of us uncomfortable. Some of us need shoes for medical reasons, some get cold easily, some associate not wearing shoes with the lower castes, and some simply prefer having something on our feet at all times, for our convenience. Please do your guests a favor and don't force them out of their shoes unless you provide them with slippers.

Matthew Celestine said...

Give it a rest, Paul. We all know what you think by now.