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breanne December 17th, 2016 6:33pm

Hosting a family gathering today. 6" of snow fell last night. Help me settle a silly argument: Was it rude to ask guests to bring slippers/house shoes/just wear socks? Or should they wear shoes and I just let it go?

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badattitude no place like home
05/02/17 2:57 pm

Great idea. If they live there they understand.

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
12/20/16 5:26 pm

I don't know about you but all my friends and relatives remove their shoes when we enter each other homes.

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
12/20/16 1:54 pm

My sister like that. She goes nuts if you wear shoes in her house

pietsch Another Adoring Fan
12/18/16 7:48 am

Fine for a family gathering or close friends. A little weird for casual friends.

breanne Denver, Co
12/18/16 8:10 am

It was all family and everyone was happy to oblige

cpaswr 864511320
12/17/16 9:19 pm

With that much snow, I don't want that tracked throughout the house.

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/17/16 7:51 pm

Totally fine.

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4boot LaTrineodeur, MN
12/17/16 6:44 pm

It's rude for people to leave dirty foot ware on, but I don't make an issue of it.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/17/16 6:20 pm

No shoes on in the house is a perfectly reasonable rule, year round, for everyone. They should expect to take off their shoes anytime they go into someone else's house, even if they don't keep the floors clean at their own home.

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theNobamist Silicon Valley
12/17/16 4:43 pm

They should understand. Unless they're slobs.

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breanne Denver, Co
12/17/16 10:26 pm

I think my husband just thought what's the big deal, people can do what they want and normally I don't really mind, but with all the snow and salt I didn't want it tracked in the house.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
12/18/16 11:16 am

If it's raining. I ask guests to take their shoes off. I dont even think twice. A condition of entering in my mind

singkitty In the cloud
12/17/16 3:11 pm

Who wants dirty snow muck in their house? This isn't a rude request at all.

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googer11 Minnesota
12/17/16 2:24 pm

Slippers or socks! They'll feel more cozy anyway.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 2:20 pm

I had a family member whose home policy was shoes off. To make it easy on those with cold feet, he provided heavy socks and little slipper socks in a basket at the front door. Laundered, of course.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/17/16 1:39 pm

Totally fine or even just socks.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/17/16 1:40 pm

You said socks πŸ™ˆ

RyanJasiak20 Illinois
12/17/16 12:59 pm

You're house, you're rules

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chickencookie absolutely no brown ones
12/17/16 12:31 pm

A lot of people keep a basket by front door to put shoes in. You weren't rude.

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breanne Denver, Co
12/17/16 12:00 pm

A little more of the story: I sent a group text early this morning making the request. People are coming later today. My husband said I shouldn't have asked that and let people do whatever they want. Also, when do you get a Bette chance to rock the Christmas socks? β„οΈπŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈ

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
12/18/16 5:48 pm

Well, you could tell your husband he's going to have So. Much. Fun. later cleaning all your floors πŸ˜‚

breanne Denver, Co
12/18/16 9:37 pm

You think like me 😜And of course he pitched the biggest fit when I asked if he'd clean the small space where people's shoes did get the floor dirty.

TerryQuinn Stardust
12/17/16 11:56 am

It was rude for people to not take their shoes off.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/17/16 11:48 am

Where I come from, wearing shoes in the house is rude. You wear tapochki. As soon as you walk in the door you take your shoes off and put on tapochki, which are a kind of slipper.
You don't want mud, wet, dirt, grime and chemicals tracked through your home.
On the other hand, if you are throwing a party, it is up to the host to provide the tapochki.
So, no. Totally understandable but you just might ask them to take off their shoes and have come cheap slippers ready for those not wearing socks.

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breanne Denver, Co
12/17/16 11:55 am

I like this tradition. I always wear house shoes or slippers that don't go outdoors. I've been to plenty of other guest's homes where no shoes were allowed but nothing else was provided. This is more hospitable.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
12/17/16 12:28 pm

They are like this, except we had solid colors.

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HonestyIsBest Rockaway Beach, NY
12/17/16 11:41 am

At this late point, I'd say let it be.just have an extra rug or a towel handy at the entrance.

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breanne Denver, Co
12/17/16 11:57 am

We'll have that too, I just wanted to avoid wet and potentially slippery floors, especially for my MIL who just had knee replacement surgery.