Wearing shoes in the house

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  1. Larry Vrooman

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    I was going to mention this as well. I injured the plantar arch in my foot and it would not heal, until I stopped going barefoot. I generally avoid going barefoot to avoid the potential to re-injure it.

    I've also been on boats where the owners insist on no shoes. In the case of both houses and boats, I've always negotiated the use of non marring sole, never been worn anywhere but inside a house (or boat) shoes. If the owner isn't reasonable enough to accept that compromise, then that owner is probably not someone I want to hang with anyway.
     
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  2. Kuma

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    There's a reason cell phones are verboten in the food industry. Touch subway banister, touch cell phone. Touch smeary glass window, touch cell phone. Rest cell phone on toilet in gym while using facility. Loan cell phone to friend to call Mr. X. Cell phone sits on car seat for a while, then goes into back pocket. And hardly anyone disinfects their cell phone. But no one has me leave my cell phone at the door when I go into their house. My point is...rules based on "dirt" and "germs" are as much cultural and/or personal preference as anything.

    Personally I find people's bare feet kind of gross (how do you know if they keep good personal hygiene?), but another thinks shoes that someone has been wearing outside are.
     
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  3. Larry Vrooman

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    That made me laugh. Are you a millennial?

    I dated a woman who was about 16 years younger than me for several months. Extremely attractive, intelligent and generally interesting and fun to be around - but also a little high maintenance. She was on the border between Gen X and Millennial (while I am the last baby boomer) and she had this thing about not calling unless someone texted first to check if it was ok to call. That struck me as odd and it was one of a few generational things that caused me to eventually kick her to the curb, which made me aware of another of her hangups. She got upset as no one had, at least by her report, ever broken up with her. She informed me that she broke up with men, men did not break up with her. So I continued dating her for a few more weeks until she finally "decided" to break up with me.

    Whatever it takes to make the crazy go away and stay away...
     
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    never......we have bluetooth. o_O
     
  5. flhrci

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    Brush your teeth more! eeeeeeeewwwwwwww!!!! :D
     
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    If people come over to our house and casually ignore the clean-room guest bodysuits we have hanging on pegs in the foyer, nor avail themselves of the blast chamber off to their left to decontaminate themselves of the out there, they're just being obstinate and will likely not merit an invitation to future events.

    Seriously, though, who provides wool socks for guests? :D I'd expect to get the strangest looks if I entered someone's home and started trying on random hosiery I found lying about the place, then having the cheek to strut around socially in mein host's own socks like it was a basic tuesday.

    Considering most homes are covered in dust, which is just sloughed off skin cells, who cares about some tracked in dirt from shoes? I assume these same people never open their windows and their house smells like aerosolized Aunt Mildred? Yuck.
     
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    If someone comes to my house wearing Birkenstock sandals, I want them to keep them on. I guarantee the bottom of their shoes are cleaner than the bottom of their feet. :D

    I always wear my slippers in the house, but I don't wear them in public or even outside, so I know they're clean, or as clean as shoes could be.

    I used to think slippers were stupid, but they've become something I wouldn't want to live without if I didn't have to.
     
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    tooth....pal. o_O
     
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    This post--maybe not the one I deserved, but the one I needed today. Thanks for the lolz.
     
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    Nah, I'm old enough to realize that a ringing phone only ever brings bad news. Growing up I used to run to the phone to answer it. Only advantage now is caller ID tells me just how bad the news is before answering.
     
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    we knew that..... :D
     
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    Had you brushed them more often it would be teeth...
     
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  13. Kuma

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    Almost as bad as certified mail...
     
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    Agreed.

    The rest of your post about cellphone germs, is totally irrelevant to the OP, which is strictly talking about tracking in filthy crap from the filthy streets and spreading it all over my floors. :rolleyes:

    Some of us have a "personal preference" that others don't do that!;)
     
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    I predict.....this thread is headed into Howard Hughes territory. :D
     
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    Exactly what I meant. No pants or cell phones are allowed in my house. They bring in all sorts of filthy stuff from outside.
     
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    So you are hellbent on equating cellphones (and now pants) to the bottom of a pair of street shoes and what they are exposed to on the public streets and sidewalks...hahaha. OKAY

    I would have absolutely no issue complying, as long as you provided a secure place to leave my cellphone and pants.:D ...or I'd leave them in my car.

    As for pants, if I saw you and others walking around without wearing any, I would expect you to explain your rule (not necessarily your reason for it) and then provide me with an alternative (robe, tunic, sweatpants, pajamas, shorts, etc... as well as privacy to change. If not, I'd respect your rules and leave.

    BTW
    There are a few other things I don't allow in my house. Drugs (illegal), alcohol, smoking and pork. If you had any those items on you, I would provide you with a bag and respectfully request that you leave them in the bag or take them to your car.o_O

    Though unrelated to the thread topic, I'll let you in on a little hint.
    Having never partaken in latter (four items I mentioned), since birth, is one of the secrets to my rather youthful appearance at 54 (compared to many my age and younger) and my overall good health.;)
     
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    We are on the same page. Coffee, chicken, and open containers of Jet-A are not allowed in my house.

    I do like to spritz on a few drops of 100-LL as cologne though I find it tends to attract male pilots moreso than ladies. o_O
     
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    Wait a minute. You have streets AND sidewalks?!

    You fancy city people... :)
     
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    If your pant leg is dragging on the floor, they’re a size or two too big for you. :)
     
  21. Kuma

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    It’s not the leg, it’s where they’ve sat of course. Subways, dr offices, gyms...festering places where filth accumulates. I give all my guests a freshly laundered green flight suit to put on.
     
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    You never had anyone that loved you enough to give you bacon? I'm so sorry. :D
     
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    Just turkey bacon.:D

    Actually, my parents loved me so much, they groomed me to try to live the most healthy lifestyle possible, because they lived most of their young lives just the opposite! And they paid the price of such poor choices!

    In fact, I'm actually the product of an experiment.

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    I figured you got chemtrail mix spilled on you. LOL
     
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    lol, not exactly, but I have inhaled an awful amount of jet fumes when I worked at the airports! :eek: