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?
Great idea. If they live there they understand.
I don't know about you but all my friends and relatives remove their shoes when we enter each other homes.
My sister like that. She goes nuts if you wear shoes in her house
Fine for a family gathering or close friends. A little weird for casual friends.
It was all family and everyone was happy to oblige
With that much snow, I don't want that tracked throughout the house.
It's rude for people to leave dirty foot ware on, but I don't make an issue of it.
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.
They should understand. Unless they're slobs.
Why would that be rude?
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.
If it's raining. I ask guests to take their shoes off. I dont even think twice. A condition of entering in my mind
Who wants dirty snow muck in their house? This isn't a rude request at all.
Slippers or socks! They'll feel more cozy anyway.
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.
Totally fine or even just socks.
You said socks 🙈
You're house, you're rules
A lot of people keep a basket by front door to put shoes in. You weren't rude.
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? ❄️🎄☃️
Well, you could tell your husband he's going to have So. Much. Fun. later cleaning all your floors 😂
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.
It was rude for people to not take their shoes off.
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.
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.
They are like this, except we had solid colors.
At this late point, I'd say let it be.just have an extra rug or a towel handy at the entrance.
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.