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Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

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View Poll Results: Do you wear shoes in your home or in others' homes?
Always. Deal with it!
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7.26%
Yes, but I'd remove them at another home if asked.
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Sometimes, depending on the weather.
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11.29%
No, but I wear them in others' homes.
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33.06%
Never. I'm a shoe Nazi!
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41.13%
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Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Old 01-28-13, 04:14 PM
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Never really have for comfort reasons, but now that I have plantar fasciitis I am supposed to wear them all the time. I got some old-man shoes just to wear around the house though so it's not unbearable.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

There is little else that is more filthy and filled with bacteria, among other disgusting things, than the bottom of a shoe. That shit needs to stay off the floor of my house, especially the rugs and carpets, thank you very much!
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Originally Posted by SuperJim88 View Post
I've heard of this before too. Which I found it extremely laughable. It's not like Genghis Khan or Confucius mandated that one must take off his shoes when entering. How is this an Asian thing?
I'll concede to your wisdom that all things Asian stem from a Genghis Khan or Confucius mandate.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Wearing shoes in the house is one of the last vestiges of what makes America unique. I consider it my patriotic duty. Who won World War 2, us or Japan!?!


I grew up in an orphanage because my old man was killed in Okinawa. You think I'm taking my shoes off for this prick? I ain't doing it.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Nope. Been wearing slippers non-stop since November though.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Yep. I have carpet, too. I usually just wear socks when walking around indoors. Don't have pets, so not worried about stepping in some piss or shit.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

None of the poll choices really describe me. I take my shoes off at home and in other peoples' homes if they want them off. I'm not a "Shoe Nazi." I find the metaphor of "Something Nazi" at the least tired, at the most offensive. So I guess I'm closest to that one though I would never word it that way.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I don't. I don't want my carpet getting messed up. I did when I was little.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I go barefoot or wear flip-flops at home for comfort; I don't ask others to. When visiting I keep my shoes on unless it's a no shoes household or it's people I know well enough to make myself at home around.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I do not wear my shoes or slippers in the house. In other people's homes, it's case by case.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I don't wear shoes in our house. But the people who don't wear slippers must have their heat cranked way up.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Originally Posted by dogmatica View Post
I find the metaphor of "Something Nazi" at the least tired, at the most offensive.
Don't be such a Metaphor Nazi.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Never. I take them off in the garage before I even get in the house. I rarely even have socks on unless I am getting ready to go out.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Don't need no shoes. I'm naked.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Don't wear my shoes in the house. And when I visit someone else's house, I'll take off my shoes if the homeowner does too.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I wear shoes from when I get until I go to bed. Never know when there might be a fire or the police be knocking at your door.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Nope--it would be nasty about 9 months out of the year (either snow or mud during breakup). I wear slippers inside.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I rarely do in my own house, and will follow the owner's lead if I'm a guest.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

The only time I wear shoes in my house is when I'm getting ready to go somewhere or when I have a customer coming over to either drop off their computer or pick it up. I don't expect them to take their shoes off, but I do lay down a rubber-backed carpet runner from the door to my work area (only when it's nasty outside) so they don't screw up the carpet. If they take their shoes off that's fine but I don't ask them to. I hate wearing shoes in my own home but I usually wear socks in the wintertime, barefoot in the summer while I'm inside.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
Ever stepped barefoot into cat puke?
Yes, fairly frequently, followed by hopping on one foot to the shower to rinse off the puke-soiled one.

I solely (har har) go barefoot or socked at home or at the homes of others, unless an inviter insists there's no need to take off shoes.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I have the same rule for shoes as I do for pants: they come off as soon as I walk in the house, and I take them off at other people's homes unless they tell me not to.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

I always take off my shoes as soon as I enter the house, although my wife doesn't take hers off until she gets to the bedroom. I will wear slippers when it's cold.

I don't ask guests to remove their shoes. The first floor is all hardwood and throw rugs anyway, and there's very very rarely a reason for a guest to go upstairs.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

Wife is Japanese, nuff said.
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Re: Poll: Do you wear shoes in your house?

With as many scorpions as we have in our house, shoes are a must. Although, strangely enough, the only time I've been stung was when a scorpion crawled into my shoe while I was wearing it... so maybe it's not such a great strategy after all.

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