I was out canvassing for the Conservative party again tonight. I came across another house with a 'Please take your shoes off' sign on their door. Disappointingly, the owner was not a Tory voter.
In my time canvassing in Stevenage, I have seen a total of three 'shoes-off' signs and one 'shoes-off' doormat.
Of course, the majority of people who answer the door are not wearing shoes inside.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Simply D Constructed- Hump Day Confessions #17: Take Off Your Shoes & Stay A While
'Am I stereotyping? Probably a little. But this is coming from an Asian who grew up taking her shoes off, as a visitor and as person living in her mom's house. (And eating a lot of rice, ha!) It's a hard habit to kick, but a good one to keep. I'd like to think that:
A) Taking your shoes off is a sign that you feel comfortable in someone's home. When they ask you to remove your shoes, it is a sign that they find comfort and trust your company well enough to invite you to stay. (my attempt at interpreting a philosophical purpose in the matter)
B) You don't want outside business on your floors. Isn't this just common sense?
Imagine you are at a public restroom. Then later on you come home and are traipsing all over your house. Enough said, book closed. Forget about it. Take your shoes off, and throw them away. (No - just kidding, that's wasting money and we are a bit frugal here.)'