So we recently had some guests over to the house for a meal, a few of which have been over many times in the past, but up until this time, not recently. Protocol at our house is removing your shoes at the door. If you’re new to our place than we’ll politely ask you to remove them, although it’s usually implied when you walk in and see a variety of shoes at the door and nobody else is wearing any. Needless to say, these individuals didn’t remove their shoes and go walking across the house and didn’t think anything about it. It didn’t strike them until near the end, that they probably should remove their shoes since everyone else did. There’s been a few instances where people have asked why we don’t wear shoes in the house. C’mon now, it should go without saying... I get it, some people choose to trek through their homes in their dirty shoes, that’s fine, but when you’re a guest at someone else’s home, and they don’t wear theirs inside, you shouldn’t either. Quite frankly, I’m not sure why people wear everyday shoes in their house. You walk through public places, restrooms, you name it, then take those same shoes and walk through your home - just nasty!