So lately on my morning shows I've been seeing there is a big debate on whether or not its rude to ask your guests to take off their shoes when they come in your house. I'm curious on thoughts.
For those who say its rude and its uncomfortable not to wear shoes, then would iuyt make sense to keep a pohair of house shoes with you? Then you can have shoes, but not ones that have been worn outside in dirt, snow etc?
For those who say it isn't rude, do you provide booties or new socks for your guests?
unless they paid for my floors, then i expect them off! I always mention for them to leave their shoes by the door, but quickly follow by asking them if theyd like anything to drink as not to sound too rude.
I'm in Canada, it's just kind of a thing here that you take off your shoes when you come in. Once I had a backyard party in the summer and kept telling people to just leave their shoes on to walk straight through to the back deck, and most of them wouldn't even do it then!
The whole shoes in the house thing is bizarre to me. It's so dirty and gross. When my MIL is visiting, when it's time to go she puts her shoes on and then comes back into the living room to hug and kiss the kids. Every single time. And every time I ask her not to. The nastiness that gets tracked in on shoes/boots makes me cringe.