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2021-06-18 3:40:05 PM  
Great, now I'm hungry.
 
2021-06-18 3:46:42 PM  
Well I'm a barbarian, because the second you put your naked feet on my couch, you're booted.
/Don't put you feet on a over 40 year old black woman house's furniture.
 
2021-06-18 3:46:57 PM  
Oh boy, another, "You're not wrong, you're just an asshole" article!
 
2021-06-18 3:50:06 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Well I'm a barbarian, because the second you put your naked feet on my couch, you're booted.
/Don't put you feet on a over 40 year old black woman house's furniture.


Pssh - wimps.  Likely just result in getting beaten to death with your own severed limbs, maybe a little light decapitation if you were polite otherwise.
 
2021-06-18 3:54:10 PM  
Just do whatever the host asks.

Personally, I think it's bizarre to ask a guest to remove an article of clothing as soon as they walk in the door, but I also understand that this has been the norm in a variety of cultures for literally thousands of years.

YMMV.
 
2021-06-18 4:03:02 PM  
I thought wearing shoes inside the house was strictly a television thing so that they don't interrupt the flow when someone leaves or enters the house. I didn't think people actually did it. Shoes and pants come off at the door in this house.
 
2021-06-18 4:14:23 PM  
It's pretty much a USA-ian thing only isn't it?

No way Canada would have that. It's snow or mud about 80% of the year.

Even the kids at school have a pair of "indoor only shoes". Outdoor footwear doesn't make it past the entryway UNLESS the owner insists for some reason.
 
2021-06-18 4:17:10 PM  
When I moved to Canada, that was a question I got - "So... do people in the State actually keep their shoes on in the house?"

I personally don't in my own home, but keep them on when I go to other people's houses.  I guess it feels rude somehow to take them off unless I know they want me to.  Overly familiar, maybe.
 
2021-06-18 4:18:41 PM  

montreal_medic: It's pretty much a USA-ian thing only isn't it?

No way Canada would have that. It's snow or mud about 80% of the year.

Even the kids at school have a pair of "indoor only shoes". Outdoor footwear doesn't make it past the entryway UNLESS the owner insists for some reason.


Yeah - some people I knew had a basket of slippers at the door for guests.  No way did you want to track in the mud and snow with you.

It's actually that way here in Alaska in the winter - you take your boots off at the door.  At work we all have office shoes we leave at our desks.
 
2021-06-18 4:19:37 PM  
In California, the rule is generally:

Is the owner of the house Asian?

If yes, off with the shoes.  Otherwise, they typically stay on.
 
2021-06-18 4:22:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: montreal_medic: It's pretty much a USA-ian thing only isn't it?

No way Canada would have that. It's snow or mud about 80% of the year.

Even the kids at school have a pair of "indoor only shoes". Outdoor footwear doesn't make it past the entryway UNLESS the owner insists for some reason.

Yeah - some people I knew had a basket of slippers at the door for guests.  No way did you want to track in the mud and snow with you.

It's actually that way here in Alaska in the winter - you take your boots off at the door.  At work we all have office shoes we leave at our desks.


Oh yes. Office shoes. I had those in the before time. I even had an office
 
2021-06-18 4:25:35 PM  

Heamer: Just do whatever the host asks.


Some people pay extra for that
 
2021-06-18 4:25:48 PM  
Tiga // Shoes
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2021-06-18 4:28:52 PM  
one of my wife's hobbies is needlepoint. i generally wear shoes in the house, or at least i do in the area she uses for that.
 
2021-06-18 4:30:48 PM  
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2021-06-18 4:33:23 PM  
Shoes off at the entrance - also, take off the goddamn wool toque indoors! Its summer & you don't need to be wearing it anyway - AND STOP CALLING IT A TOBOGGAN!
 
2021-06-18 4:36:09 PM  
We take off our shoes when we're in teh house but not at the farking front door. We walk to where we keep the shoes and THEN take them off.

Whoever wrote TFA seems to have nothing better to worry about.

/on the other hand, if I lived in a big city, what with the piss and spit on the sidewalks, it'd be a totlly different story.
//but I don't live in a big farking city
 
2021-06-18 4:36:35 PM  

oldfarthenry: Shoes off at the entrance - also, take off the goddamn wool toque indoors! Its summer & you don't need to be wearing it anyway - AND STOP CALLING IT A TOBOGGAN!


What is it with people who wear toques indoors in summer?  I have an employee who does it.  I've never seen him without it.
 
2021-06-18 4:39:27 PM  
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2021-06-18 4:56:30 PM  
Just be sure to tip your shoe-check girl.
 
2021-06-18 5:14:57 PM  

Geotpf: In California, the rule is generally:

Is the owner of the house Asian?

If yes, off with the shoes.  Otherwise, they typically stay on.


Shoes off unless you were busting your ass recently as nobody wants to smell that shiat until you get a chance to change your socks.

/not Asian
//northeast
///3
 
2021-06-18 5:17:43 PM  
Can I leave my hat on?
 
2021-06-18 5:24:58 PM  
Smart householders where 'shoes off' is preferred behaviour set up a couple of pairs of shoes/slippers near the door as a hint to visitors...
 
2021-06-18 5:55:06 PM  
Jesus, do none of you know what socks are? Do you think that the house your visiting is full of caltrops?
 
2021-06-18 6:03:26 PM  
If I wanted to spread street filth around my house, I'd wear shoes inside. Shoes off, people.
 
2021-06-18 6:10:49 PM  
I don't understand the Americans who wear shoes inside the house. But I'm Canadian, and don't want to wear winter boots inside my home for 6 months of the year.
 
2021-06-18 6:13:42 PM  

Ghastly: I thought wearing shoes inside the house was strictly a television thing so that they don't interrupt the flow when someone leaves or enters the house. I didn't think people actually did it. Shoes and pants come off at the door in this house.


That's also why nobody on a TV show ever closes the door when they come into a room.
 
2021-06-18 6:18:37 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: montreal_medic: It's pretty much a USA-ian thing only isn't it?

No way Canada would have that. It's snow or mud about 80% of the year.

Even the kids at school have a pair of "indoor only shoes". Outdoor footwear doesn't make it past the entryway UNLESS the owner insists for some reason.

Yeah - some people I knew had a basket of slippers at the door for guests.  No way did you want to track in the mud and snow with you.

It's actually that way here in Alaska in the winter - you take your boots off at the door.  At work we all have office shoes we leave at our desks.


So you walk from the street through the office to your desk and then change your shoes? If you're not changing them at the door, what's the point?
 
2021-06-18 6:31:56 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Well I'm a barbarian, because the second you put your naked feet on my couch, you're booted.
/Don't put you feet on a over 40 year old black woman house's furniture.


Well, that explains a lot, I've turned into an over 40 year old black woman.  No one puts naked feet, or any other naked body part on the majority of the furniture around here.

Cover your hide or don't come inside.  No shirt, no shoes, no excuses.
 
2021-06-18 7:01:39 PM  

Swiss Colony: Benevolent Misanthrope: montreal_medic: It's pretty much a USA-ian thing only isn't it?

No way Canada would have that. It's snow or mud about 80% of the year.

Even the kids at school have a pair of "indoor only shoes". Outdoor footwear doesn't make it past the entryway UNLESS the owner insists for some reason.

Yeah - some people I knew had a basket of slippers at the door for guests.  No way did you want to track in the mud and snow with you.

It's actually that way here in Alaska in the winter - you take your boots off at the door.  At work we all have office shoes we leave at our desks.

So you walk from the street through the office to your desk and then change your shoes? If you're not changing them at the door, what's the point?


I take off my boots in the arctic entry to avoid my crampons f*cking up the floor.  Desks are in the next room, except mine which is in the next room after that.  I generally walk to my office in socks to warm my feet with the in-floor heating.  Because nobody wants to come in from the cold and put on shoes that are frozen from being in the entryway.
 
2021-06-18 7:09:33 PM  
If you have dogs, it doesn't really matter either way.
 
2021-06-18 7:15:17 PM  
There are two two-week periods a year where I take my shoes off at my door - when the jacarandas are blooming. Their residue is sticky as hell.
 
2021-06-18 7:15:53 PM  

Ghastly: I thought wearing shoes inside the house was strictly a television thing so that they don't interrupt the flow when someone leaves or enters the house. I didn't think people actually did it. Shoes and pants come off at the door in this house.


So much this. And you might be joking about the pants, but when I'm living alone or with a girlfriend, it's definitely pants off for me,right after the shoes.
 
2021-06-18 7:25:30 PM  
"If you're wearing shoes indoors don't bother with the hand sanitizer anymore. You've already committed to living in filth"

Nothing funnier than a germaphobe trying to justify their nonsense. You use hand sanitizer/wash your hands because you use your hands to do a variety of other tasks, like eating. I don't know how you do things up in Canada, but down here we don't to those things with our feet.
 
2021-06-18 8:35:38 PM  

cherryl taggart: drjekel_mrhyde: Well I'm a barbarian, because the second you put your naked feet on my couch, you're booted.
/Don't put you feet on a over 40 year old black woman house's furniture.

Well, that explains a lot, I've turned into an over 40 year old black woman.  No one puts naked feet, or any other naked body part on the majority of the furniture around here.

Cover your hide or don't come inside.  No shirt, no shoes, no excuses.


I'm sorry to ask, but, what were you before you turned into a 40-year-old  black woman?  Bigfoot? Tinkerbell? some creep in a overcoat? monarch butterfly? megalodon?

The only path to becoming an over 40 black woman, from all I can induce from your point, is that some number of days ago you might have been a 39 year old black woman.
 
2021-06-18 9:36:39 PM  
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2021-06-18 10:30:58 PM  
I have a half dozen pairs of shoes. The two newest ones don't leave the house. When an outside pair gets replaced, one of the inside sets takes it turn, and the new set stays in.
We have two cats, and wearing shoes in the house prevents stepping in any surprises. The little one doesn't let anyone brush him, so about every other week he leaves us a hairball surprise.
Yes, we have a full size, heavy duty rug cleaner, and a smaller unit for use in between the full room cleanings.
 
2021-06-18 10:48:39 PM  
I hate wearing shoes. I only wear them when absolutely necessary. Other than that, I have slippers I wear everywhere.
 
2021-06-19 1:48:55 AM  
I have the worst kind of neuropathy.

Shoes stay on, unless I can spare several days off of my feet after, to pay for the barefoot luxury event.
 
2021-06-19 3:11:40 AM  
I have some quarrel with the map in the article. Shoes off in China? Where I lived, my students mostly came from dirt-floored houses - no one took their shoes off when entering a home. But they would if they entered a room that had carpeting. Nigeria - according to the map, it is shoes on. The people I knew there not only took their shoes off when entering a home, they would strip down to their underwear. Only when in the presence of family or very close friends, of course.
 
2021-06-19 9:29:18 AM  

zeronewbury: cherryl taggart: drjekel_mrhyde: Well I'm a barbarian, because the second you put your naked feet on my couch, you're booted.
/Don't put you feet on a over 40 year old black woman house's furniture.

Well, that explains a lot, I've turned into an over 40 year old black woman.  No one puts naked feet, or any other naked body part on the majority of the furniture around here.

Cover your hide or don't come inside.  No shirt, no shoes, no excuses.

I'm sorry to ask, but, what were you before you turned into a 40-year-old  black woman?  Bigfoot? Tinkerbell? some creep in a overcoat? monarch butterfly? megalodon?

The only path to becoming an over 40 black woman, from all I can induce from your point, is that some number of days ago you might have been a 39 year old black woman.


There's hope you jerk. You might not stay this way
 
2021-06-19 3:25:14 PM  
As someone who has to go in and out of the house often, fark off.
 
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