When people come to your house, do you ask them to take their shoes off?
Sorry to be asking such a personal question but I want to know.
I know there are various feelings about this. Some people don’t want your shoes and whatever you stepped in to enter their house. Some people don’t want stinky sweaty feet on their floor either.
At my house, I’m okay with shoes or no shoes. I have pergo and tile floors, carpet only upstairs. I’m fine with whatever makes you comfortable. I would never ask you to remove your shoes when entering my place. That’s just me.
But have you ever gone to a party at someone’s home where everyone is dressed to the nines, females in high heels (which often makes the outfit) and men in dress shoes and the hostess asks you to remove your shoes before entering? How do you feel about that? I mean it’s their house, but if you are not expecting it, doesn’t it take away your mojo? Make you feel silly? What if your pedicure is not up to snuff? It’s the worst right?
The other night I went to a meeting at a house (all wooden floors), none of us knew each other and had never been to this house. As soon as we entered, we were asked to remove our shoes. We all did.
But then in comes this guy, he is also asked to remove his shoes. You could see the panic on his face.
He hesitated as he slowly pulled off his loafers. There he stood in his dress socks with a giant rip in his heel and his big toe completely sticking out of another massive hole. It wasn’t a good look with his dress slacks.
You could tell he was embarrassed as he sat on the couch, his naked toe flashing the crowd. I think I would have taken off my socks rather than sit there with an exposed peek-a-boo tootsie. To make it worse the toe was excessively hairy.
Sorry for the visual.