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Umair Riaz
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada


who is really anal about people removing their shoes before letting people walk inside my house? Like shotgun pointed threat and all.

(In my defense, A bulk of my house is carpeted. The carpet I have is basically of a light tan colour and thus it will basically become a magnet for spots and gunk if not maintained properly.)
Nov 29 12 04:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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MMDesign
Posts: 18,647
Louisville, Kentucky, US


On maybe?
Nov 29 12 05:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Umair Riaz
Posts: 1,122
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


MMDesign wrote:
On maybe?

Grammar Nazi!

http://youtu.be/N4vf8N6GpdM

But yes... "ON this continent" tongue.

Nov 29 12 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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MoRina
Posts: 5,797
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


I don't understand this.  Aren't the oils in your skin probably worse for your carpet than a non-porous shoe sole?
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Nemi
Posts: 27,411
Jamaica, New York, US


Better never have kids.
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Nemi
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Jamaica, New York, US


Or pets.
Nov 29 12 05:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nemi
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Jamaica, New York, US


Or a party...
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Schlake
Posts: 2,522
Socorro, New Mexico, US


Terry Gilliam makes movies about people like you.

Evil's favorite minion, in Time Bandits, was wrapped in plastic so that it wouldn't get dirty.  Bruce Willis' character, in 12 Monkeys, started out in a plastic bubble suit for the exact same reason.
Nov 29 12 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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MMDesign
Posts: 18,647
Louisville, Kentucky, US


Umair Riaz wrote:
Grammar Nazi!

http://youtu.be/N4vf8N6GpdM

But yes... "ON this continent" tongue.

http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/pla … 2ia1&&tt=b

smile

Nov 29 12 05:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Umair Riaz
Posts: 1,122
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


MoRina wrote:
I don't understand this.  Aren't the oils in your skin probably worse for your carpet than a non-porous shoe sole?

Well if there ever has been a case where a person's oily skin managed to leave a foot size charcoal coloured mark on a carpet, I haven't heard of it tongue.

Nemi wrote:
Better never have kids.

Don't plan on being a dad for a long looong while.

Nemi wrote:
Or a party...

Basic gatherings at my place (for the use of the wreck room) happen frequently (along with Birthday bashes) but thankfully they don't get rowdy. Huge ass scale parties don't happen at my place tongue, and I prefer it that way.

Schlake wrote:
Terry Gilliam makes movies about people like you.

Unless Terry Gilliam is willing to stream clean my house on an annual basis, he is in no position to judge tongue.

Nov 29 12 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


I hate people walking around in my house with shoes on.

HATE it.
Nov 29 12 06:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paolo Diavolo
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Martinez, California, US


1. my place is all hardwood floor.
2. it doesnt snow here, and its not muddy.

so it doesnt matter.
maybe if it rains and they don't dry their shoes on the mat
then i'd ask them to take their shoes off.
Nov 29 12 06:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Carlos Occidental
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Glendora, California, US


My parents never cared about such silliness.  We had water fights IN the house.  We also had pets with muddy feet.  Life goes on.
I hated going to my friend's houses that were so immaculate you were afraid to touch anything for fear of getting your cooties on it.  I had one buddy who's parents wrapped the furniture.  The furniture wasn't even that valuable.

The house I currently live in has destroyed carpets.  Not even steam cleaning helps anymore.  I like it that way.  Now, I don't have to worry about spilling red wine or tracking dirt.
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Gabrielle Heather
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Middle Island, New York, US


I despise it. I ask people to please take their shoes off. My roomate is just getting the hang of it. Kind of. His girlfriend........ not so much. I dont wanna be rude to his guests..... but mine KNOW
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Carlos Occidental
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Glendora, California, US


Donnie Brasco WILL NOT TAKE OFF HIS SHOES!
http://www.depplovers.com.br/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/normal_stills_db_007.jpg

If you ask him, he and his buddies will beat you down!
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Jackie A
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Birmingham, Alabama, US


I prefer shoes to be taken off after entering my house but won't pitch a hissy fit about it.

I live with Tog.

Shoes being left on is the LEAST of my worries. ninja
Nov 29 12 08:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tog
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Birmingham, Alabama, US


Jackie A wrote:
I prefer shoes to be taken off after entering my house but won't pitch a hissy fit about it.

I live with Tog.

Shoes being left on is the LEAST of my worries. ninja

If I change accounts, I wonder if she'll still know who she lives with...

Nov 29 12 08:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sophia Be
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Portland, Oregon, US


I hate it too. It's much easier to track dog crap, rotten apples, puke, spit, pine needles and mud into a house when you leave your shoes on

I have a hard time getting people to take off their damn shoes though.
Nov 29 12 08:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damon Banner
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Hayward, California, US


I'm the opposite.  When I come in the house, I make sure to put on two pairs of shoes.
Nov 29 12 10:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Solacium
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Charleston, South Carolina, US


My BF is the same way. He'll ask pretty much every one but movers to take their shoes off and the dog tracking in dirt just about kills him.

We have a white (maybe off white) carpet. I grew up with all wood- much easier to clean!!
Nov 30 12 03:55 am  Link  Quote 
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Jackie A
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Birmingham, Alabama, US


Tog wrote:

If I change accounts, I wonder if she'll still know who she lives with...

ninja I have ways of finding out.... ninja

Nov 30 12 08:28 am  Link  Quote 
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immateria
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Brooklyn, New York, US


In my culture, it's incredibly rude to wear shoes in someone's home. I don't do it.

My boyfriend, with whom I live, doesn't see the issue of placing his dirty outdoor shoes on the bed where I sleep naked.

It's an issue of cleanliness. There's a lot more dirt around now that more of it is coming in from the outside. Ugh. And of course, I'm the one who does all the sweeping and mopping.
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Umair Riaz
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada


immateria wrote:
In my culture, it's incredibly rude to wear shoes in someone's home. I don't do it.

Same here.

And forgive my ethnocentric remark on the subject but I was under the impression that it was pretty much the respectable thing to do in most households across North America. And it seems like I have been proven wrong.

Nov 30 12 01:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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immateria
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Brooklyn, New York, US


Umair Riaz wrote:

Same here.

And forgive my ethnocentric remark on the subject but I was under the impression that it was pretty much the respectable thing to do in most households across North America. And it seems like I have been proven wrong.

Most Americans I've met wear shoes indoors.

Nov 30 12 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Solacium
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Charleston, South Carolina, US


immateria wrote:
In my culture, it's incredibly rude to wear shoes in someone's home. I don't do it.

My boyfriend, with whom I live, doesn't see the issue of placing his dirty outdoor shoes on the bed where I sleep naked.

It's an issue of cleanliness. There's a lot more dirt around now that more of it is coming in from the outside. Ugh. And of course, I'm the one who does all the sweeping and mopping.

On the bed?! I've never met anyone who puts shoes on a bed!!! yikes

Nov 30 12 01:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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immateria
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Brooklyn, New York, US


Solacium wrote:

On the bed?! I've never met anyone who puts shoes on a bed!!! yikes

I've had the misfortune of having two boyfriends that did this.

I love my boyfriend... I love my boyfriend... I love my boyfriend...

Nov 30 12 01:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ronald N. Tan
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Los Angeles, California, US


No. You're not the only one. I can dare say that the *huge* majority of Asians who are living in western cities also don't allow shoes to be worn in houses.

Any guests I receive to my home are politely asked to remove their shoes. Because of the hardwood flooring, I provide CROCS to be worn inside. Disregarding the CROC's look, they truly offer great support for your feet.


Umair Riaz wrote:
who is really anal about people removing their shoes before letting people walk inside my house? Like shotgun pointed threat and all.

(In my defense, A bulk of my house is carpeted. The carpet I have is basically of a light tan colour and thus it will basically become a magnet for spots and gunk if not maintained properly.)

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Laura UnBound
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I have black carpeting, it's pretty amazing.
Nov 30 12 03:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Erin Holmes
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


I always take my shoes off in my and other people's homes, and I know quite a few people who are the same way. I even keep sandals outside our porch for when I take the dog's out, and I keep a pair of "house only" running shoes for when I do exercise videos.
Nov 30 12 05:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sophia Be
Posts: 6,353
Portland, Oregon, US


I often feel weird when visiting other people's homes, especially for the first time

I feel inclined to remove my shoes when entering someone else's home. But what if they wear shoes in the house? Then is it really weird? Like I'm making myself too comfortable? lol
Nov 30 12 08:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Apodyopsis
Posts: 6,087
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sophia Be wrote:
I often feel weird when visiting other people's homes, especially for the first time

I feel inclined to remove my shoes when entering someone else's home. But what if they wear shoes in the house? Then is it really weird? Like I'm making myself too comfortable? lol

I was having a fight with getting my boots back on after visiting with my boyfriends parents one night recently and his mom asked me why we always took our shoes off, they left theirs on, and she felt weird being the only one walking around the house in her shoes. I told her I just follow what everyone else does when they go in, and everyone else has always taken their shoes off.


I tend to leave my heels on in most places, since walking around in stockings is neither warm or comfy, otherwise i do whatever im asked or everyone else does. Ive never cared what people did with their shoes in my own house, so long as they werent obviously filthy, soaked, full of snow, etc. Its a floor, its not meant to be pristine.

Nov 30 12 09:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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NicoleNudes
Posts: 3,860
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I always take my shoes off when I come into my own house, except when I have to pee so bad that I just cannot hold it any longer.

As for other people's house's I always take my shoes off unless they tell me not too.
Nov 30 12 09:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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deletedxxx
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Shoes come off in this house. Seems it's not unusual around this area, I don't ever recall having to ask someone to take their shoes off since they see the shoes at the door and usually say "do you want my shoes off?" as they are taking them off.
Dec 01 12 12:14 am  Link  Quote 
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immateria
Posts: 15,446
Brooklyn, New York, US


Sophia Be wrote:
I often feel weird when visiting other people's homes, especially for the first time

I feel inclined to remove my shoes when entering someone else's home. But what if they wear shoes in the house? Then is it really weird? Like I'm making myself too comfortable? lol

Take those shoes off with pride!

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scrymettet
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada


people have slippers ready for visit around here.
We have like 6 pairs.
Shoes off is the norm
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Sicari
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Toledo, Ohio, US


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Fergy
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Fenton, Michigan, US


I wear my shoes in the house if I am going in and out- like bringing in the groceries.  Other than that my shoes are always by the front door.  My family is another story!  I yell at them to take them off ALL THE TIME!! 

We have 4 dogs so they are always running in the door with wet/dirty feet. Thankfully they come in where we have tile, so we can wipe them off.  But it doesn't really matter, they bring dirt in anyway!

Thankfully we have really dark carpet that vacuums well.
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Fergy
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Fenton, Michigan, US


Sicari wrote:
next time you go to work I am coming over and doing this

OMG Mike!  I got a visual!  That is freaking HILARIOUS!!

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Koryn
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Umair Riaz wrote:
.... but I was under the impression that it was pretty much the respectable thing to do in most households across North America..

immateria wrote:
Most Americans I've met wear shoes indoors.

Yup. Most people seem to just live their whole lives with their feet encased in shoes.

It weirds me out.

...and you know what I hate even worse than people walking around in my house with nasty shoes??? People who insist on leaving their socks on during sex.

Why, oh why, must you ruin the beautiful moment of experiencing a perfectly naked body you're just about to get to enjoy --- interrupted by the material of...socks? Ewww...

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P I X I E
Posts: 35,327
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Yeah, no shoes in here. Because, you know, snow and salt and stuff. Nasty.
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