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Slow Puffs
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PostSubject: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:26 pm

Why is it in Canukville we have to take our shoes off when we enter someone's house, even our own house.

In the USA, I understand that it's quite proper to walk into someone's house and not remove your shoes.

Now, why is that?
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:37 pm

Bullhockey...


You don't take off your shoes around here you wont be invited back...
BUT by the same token..
If you don't offer to let me keep 'em on I aint coming back.
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:50 pm

WHY? (took me awhile to realize you asked why... I'm going to pretend you want to know why we do it.)

It's a nod to the mans home that it is valuable enough to not destroy with dirty shoes...And its a nod to the woman that she keeps a tight ship and that you aren't willing to make her work 'extra' on your behalf.

Also.. its not right to accept the invitation to keep your shoes on..EVER. If you think it's to dirty for your sock feet either don't go or make an excuse to stay on the porch..
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:54 pm

You guys need a LIFE!!! tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:56 pm

pipetongue1 wrote:
You guys need a LIFE!!! tongue

...or some slippers. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:09 pm

It is quite proper and wise, if the woman of the house is of such a mind, to remove ones shoes and ask no questions - lest you end up with hands full of cleaning supplies, and a warm place on the couch to call home Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:12 pm

Ken I have managed to keep my life by following some simple southern etiquette..
I assure you regardless of how bad a dude one thinks he is Granny will burst the chops with a wooden spoon real quick if you don't take your shoes off...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:22 pm

Looks like PB's back Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:35 pm

Until tomorrow night anyway... Then its back to work.. internetless..
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:40 pm

puros_bran wrote:
Ken I have managed to keep my life by following some simple southern etiquette..
I assure you regardless of how bad a dude one thinks he is Granny will burst the chops with a wooden spoon real quick if you don't take your shoes off...lol

My grandma would be in the back of the house and if you walked in the front door and took more than two steps without taking off your shoes she would know it somehow. You may as well just leave because you were in for it!
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:13 am

I've never been asked to take off my shoes in anyone's house. And I wouldn't even think about asking someone to do it when coming into my house.

I know it's customary in some cultures, but not anywhere I've ever lived.

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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:19 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
Looks like PB's back Laughing

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Then you scratch around at the bottom of the tackle box and find a scratched up lure. Cast it out and Bang! before the lure enters the water the fish breaks water and you have to hold on to the rod and reel for dear life... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:54 am

Here in SA, no-one takes their shoes off in someone else's house. It would be viewed as insulting to be asked to do so. Doormats are for cleaning off your shoes.
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:36 am

This part of the country was founded by Puritans who were horrified/titilated by the sight of a woman's ankle. The Elect don't just go about flashing base flesh, and besides, half the year it's cold as a unburnt witch's mammary. So there are no traditions involving removing clothes of any sort--I'm surprised there isn't a tradition of offering houseguests a pair of hipwaders or a large burlap sack to wear over their clothes.
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:53 am

Oh we do the hip wader & burlap offering here.. but just take off your damn shoes. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:43 am

I am confused. My husband doesn't let me leave my shoes on in the house and we live in America.

Granted, I always take them off at the door regardless who's home I'm in - a habit my parents made sure I grew up with.

*shrug
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:28 pm

Slow Puffs wrote:
In the USA, I understand that it's quite proper to walk into someone's house and not remove your shoes.

scratch ,,,,,,what else has your source revealed about the habits of "all Americans"?

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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:40 pm

You may be correct for the average house here, but a house is a castle here, and each is allowed to be it's own Rome as well Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:43 pm

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Slow Puffs wrote:
In the USA, I understand that it's quite proper to walk into someone's house and not remove your shoes.

scratch ,,,,,,what else has your source revealed about the habits of "all Americans"?



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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:20 pm

Not a problem in Arkansas; shoes? What are shoes? Laughing

Besides, the dirt and mud floors inside our houses feels good between the toes.

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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:27 pm

In the house I wear house shoes in the wintertime.

In otherwise, socks.

Shoes are hard on carpets.

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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:43 am

Muddler wrote:
Here in SA, no-one takes their shoes off in someone else's house. It would be viewed as insulting to be asked to do so. Doormats are for cleaning off your shoes.

You said it Mudd!!!!
My brother makes me take off my shoes when I go into his house in London....... he claims the streets are dirty?????

We live in Africa ......... there is nothing more irritating.
And so by the way, if you take your shoes off in someone's house here in RSA you are probably shagging another brothers wife!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:15 pm

Muddler wrote:
Here in SA, no-one takes their shoes off in someone else's house. It would be viewed as insulting to be asked to do so. Doormats are for cleaning off your shoes.

Agreed. I don't think that anyone coming into my house would even consider walking around barefoot, unless of course they like getting stabbed by sharp & pointy toys / pieces of toys Razz

I have been asked to remove my shoes in other peoples homes and have done so.

Now here is a question, What does the host do when someone's feet are a total disaster? affraid Do you tell them to put their shoes BACK ON???? Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:17 pm

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Muddler wrote:
Here in SA, no-one takes their shoes off in someone else's house. It would be viewed as insulting to be asked to do so. Doormats are for cleaning off your shoes.

You said it Mudd!!!!
My brother makes me take off my shoes when I go into his house in London....... he claims the streets are dirty?????

We live in Africa ......... there is nothing more irritating.
And so by the way, if you take your shoes off in someone's house here in RSA you are probably shagging another brothers wife!!!

So, that's considered foreplay in the RSA? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Wearing Shoes???   Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:26 pm

DoverPipes wrote:
Piet Binsbergen wrote:
Muddler wrote:
Here in SA, no-one takes their shoes off in someone else's house. It would be viewed as insulting to be asked to do so. Doormats are for cleaning off your shoes.

You said it Mudd!!!!
My brother makes me take off my shoes when I go into his house in London....... he claims the streets are dirty?????

We live in Africa ......... there is nothing more irritating.
And so by the way, if you take your shoes off in someone's house here in RSA you are probably shagging another brothers wife!!!

So, that's considered foreplay in the RSA? Razz

No......... its called mutual consent!
Forplay in RSA is wild stuff bro........ not for sissies!!!! lol!
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