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post #11 of 37 Old 09-17-2012, 09:53 AM
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I don't like shoes on in the house either, but I am guilty of needing something inside and running in with my shoes on. Usually I wear flip flops and I just kick them off in the mud room.

HOWEVER, my husband waits until he walks through the mudroom and the kitchen onto the living room carpet(I hate carpet)to take his boots off!!!! GAH!

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post #12 of 37 Old 09-17-2012, 09:59 AM
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I always take my shoes off at home, because its just much more COMFY with no shoes!

However, if I forgot something in the house, I'll run in with my shoes (that aren't muddy or full of horse poo) and grab it, no big deal.

Hubby does pretty good as well. His shoes are usually muddy form work but he takes them off at the door so it's confined to around the doorway.

I always take my shoes off in other's houses because you just don't know if they have a shoe rule or not!! It's courtesy.

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That's something that I picked up when I was working at the prison. Back then, I was really manic about it just because of all the results of nasty germs I saw every day. My work boots wouldn't even come in the house, they would stay in the garage. I'd take them off immediately after I got out of my car and I would slip into a pair of crocs/flipflops in the summer or a pair of slippers in the winter (walking around barefoot is also something that I'm a bit phobic about). However, those were "houseshoes" and never went outside and they got washed 2-3 times a week just to get rid of any wayward germs.

Since I left there, I'm not quite so manic about it. If I have to run into the house for a minute to get something, I'll leave my shoes on unless they are obviously dirty. When I come in for a long break or at the end of the day, boots are taken off and traded for houseshoes in the mud room just off my garage.

When entering another's house, I try to do what they do. If they take their shoes off, then I do too. If they don't, then I don't. If they don't say anything about it, I generally keep them on just because the thought of walking around barefoot on a strange floor seriously creeps me out.
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Joe you made me laugh! I can just see a ticked off dad hauling crap out the door! LOL!!!!
Mandy yours too, "threw up on it!" HAHAHA!!! I busted a gut! E has a WHITE rug in her room with purple butterflies on it. STUPID IDEA! It's stained with paint, has glitter that likes migrate around the house and refuses to be vacuumed, and some mysterious marks that I'll never know how they got there.... I scrubbed it the other day, it's white again... For the moment. I'll have to look into that manure colored carpet!!!

Lockwood, I get that. "Whaaaaaa? MEEEeeeeee???" Yes, YOU! Last night DH came running in the house FREAKING out and stripped off and tossed his dirty clothes ON THE COUCH! He had seed ticks on his Wee Wee, then I had to suck up my OUTRAGE as I'm thinking about seed ticks and poison Ivy juice and dirt on the couch and go grab the tape! Ha HA!! I made him pay.... That stuff does get the ticks off, and some skin.

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post #15 of 37 Old 09-17-2012, 10:51 AM
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My kids know if they value their lives that shoes come off (their friends automatically do it, lets face it. We live on a farm, so do they.... no shoes is standard).

My hubby flat out REFUSES to take shoes off. Like if I made him, he'd seriously pack up and move out. Course he has NEVER and I mean NEVER EVER washed a floor!! GAH!!!!!

Guests I don't say anything. 98% remove their shoes since you cannot miss the ginormous pile of work boots, cowboy boots, rubber boots, tennies, flipflops, snow boots and whatever else at the front door.

This is farm country though, hubby about died last year. We had a gigantic Halloween party and it was utterly MUD outside. Probably 80 friends and neighbors here? All but 3 were in their socks! Nobody asked or said anything, in fact I had to go find a chair when a few of the older people asked for one.
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Nope, shoes go off. If you need to wear something there are all kinds of sleepers (I and mom are usually barefoot though). Now when we have handymen etc. in house they just walk around in boots. Not fun, but something we have to live with.

P.S. I don't have signs for my own furniture, but noone is allowed to use my tea cup! Mostly because when someone uses it it always get broken...
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Yeah, what is it about handymen Val?
I got a new washer and dryer the other day and they traipsed in like they owned the place, I think I 'm going to call Lowe's about it! It was damp out and the washroom is in DD's room! They walked their muddy shoes on her white rug! I was freaking out and pulling it back but they managed to get it anyways! Grrrrrr!!!!!! But to make it worse, the dryer was broken so they came BACK in, took it out, then came back ANOTHER day. Grrrrrr!!!

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post #18 of 37 Old 09-17-2012, 11:44 AM
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Personaly I think your house, your rules!
however I do think you are being exceptionaly rude when commenting about other peoples houses, or making suggestions/diggs by taking yours off and commenting on it when they dont already take shoes off.

Infact if you did it in my house you would not be invited back.

we dont take shoes off when going in the house, we have dogs who live in the house who dont wipe thier feet when they come in, we all have extremely bvusy lives so keeping the floors spotless is very low on the priority list, I'd rather keep the surfaces clean (kitchen and bathroom) and give the floor a sweep rather than be constantly mopping the floor. I have better things to do!

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Originally Posted by FlyGap View Post
Last night DH came running in the house FREAKING out and stripped off and tossed his dirty clothes ON THE COUCH! He had seed ticks on his Wee Wee, then I had to suck up my OUTRAGE as I'm thinking about seed ticks and poison Ivy juice and dirt on the couch and go grab the tape! Ha HA!! I made him pay.... That stuff does get the ticks off, and some skin.
Now who's making who laugh? Guess that will teach him huh?!

But yeah, it really does look like the barn threw up on my floor. I would take a picture but that would be evidence for the whole world to see my not mopped floor.
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post #20 of 37 Old 09-17-2012, 12:15 PM
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I do have a pretty lax rule that hubby and kids take off shoes before walking on the carpet. I don't care about shoes on tile or hardwood, that cleans up easy enough.

However, I am a gracious enough host to let my guests decide how they are the most comfortable. Some people have a foot odor problem and are embarrassed to remove their shoes. Whatever the reason, my guests' comfort is more important to me than a potentially dirty floor.
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