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Shoes Language - A Matter Of Culture Or Just Personal Preference - Aloha!

If you know me well, you know that I HATE shoes being worn in my home and OMG my carpet! I shouldn't have to tell you NOT to wear your shoes on my carpet and the fact that I told you and you seem to have forgotten as a visitor to my home, I don't even gasp, I am close to a stroke inside but I smile at you and just because I don't want you to feel bad being in my home, I don't say anything again...just yet, but it's coming. 

Dh knows I'm like this. 

He is trying his bestest. 

My kids already know this. They don't even play.  and when they were younger I bought them inside shoes from the dollar store. 

I can understand if you come in and stay on the tile, but good Lord I should not have to tell you not to wear it on the carpet! Think about everywhere you've been with those shoes and all you've stepped in!! *faint* 

The carpet is where my family and I roll around and play, spread blankets and pillows and watch movies etc. 

1. Do you wear shoes in your home that you wear outside? 
2. Are you carpet only, hardwood? tile? 

And this week I'm not eating at all. I'm sick. So it's all about soup and tea. Chicken soup indeed. No chicken soup from the can. It has to be from scratch.

What is your foodie thing for this week?

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  1. I'm sorry you're not feeling well this week. :( That makes me so sad.

    I like shoes off when you enter the house too!

  2. Oh I hope you'll be well soon. As for me I am very strict with cleanliness, I imply shoes off when visitors come in my house.

    Automatic Tweets

  3. We welcome shoes on or off, its visitors choice. I actually have a problem with people who require shoes off, but don't tell you before hand or provide you with a pair of shoes to wear while you're in their home. Just like they don't want me walking around in my shoes, I don't want to walk on their carpet barefoot. I usually avoid visits to a persons home that requires no shoes.

  4. Stopping by from Boost My Blog. I grew up in a shoes-off home and that actually seemed to be the norm for everyone. I agree with Cuzinlogic that it can be awkward to be barefoot in someone else's home, but like her idea of having something available to cover up indoors :)

    Sorry you're sick...hope you're able to nurse that cold. Homemade chicken soup is the best!

  5. I do not wear shoes inside my house, and neither does my visitors if they can help it. Some repair people insist on keeping their shoes on.
    Our house is mostly carpet and hardwood flooring.

    Hope you are doing well.

  6. Hi too- hope your doing better! Your dish looks healing and tasty. I'm doing fish tonight (ahi) which I did a kind of spicy marinade for..but better than I was this week.
    Your Q is a good one..I grew up in California and we didn't take our shoes off! Over here in Hawaii, I feel just like you (yikes) have to come off!! We have carpet in the bedrooms and the rest is tile/bamboo and rugs. Was just thinking how our carpet probably needs cleaning too as I've only been vacuming.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend~

  7. Thank you for visiting.
    I am feeling a bit better and not like I'm at death's door. So that's good. I might still need to visit the doctor though in case I'm missing something with my respiratory system.

  8. Aw, I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather :( I hope those liquids and chicken soup do wonders and boost you up in no time!

    As for shoes, we DO have carpet in most of our house, but we're really not much on people taking their shoes off-If they want to that's fine, but if not that's fine too.

    That being said however, I think we need to be more stricter because our carpets are nasty >.<

    Happy Friday!

  9. we also don't wear shoes inside the house. but for visitors, i don't expect them to take off their shoes.:p good thing we don't have carpets, only tile, it's easier to clean.:p

  10. If we had carpets, I'd totally be a 'please remove your shoes' kinda gal. :) We have wood floors - the original ones they put in when the house was built in 1817. I don't even have area or throw rugs (though I really want to get one for the living room). :)

    Aloha: When the Lights Go Out

  11. oHHHHHHHH Poor Baby! Hope you're better soon! With that soup you should be! NUMMMMMMMERS! You should come to our Thursday's Recipe Swap Meet, and put your recipe up for that soup. It looks delicious! mmmmmmm Get better sweet pea!

  12. I actually do where shoes in our home, but usually only throw them on just when we are leaving. See I tried the no shoes in the house thing, didn't work with the we gave up and we just steam clean the carpets, but if you have told this person not to have shoes on in your home, they should respect your wishes, it is your home. I would be upset too.

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has 2 Hands!

  13. P.S. I forgot to tell you that I am following from the Social Parade. Have a great evening!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has 2 Hands!

  14. aww, i hate that you are sick!!!
    wish I could cook ya something...
    or at least bring something to you!
    as for the shoes...
    i hate it... and i take them off when i go to peoples houses...
    i expect the boys to do the same when we go, but i dont expect people to do it here... it is appreciated, but not expected.
    a friend of mine (in elementary school) had a sign when you entered their home that said to remove the shoes please

  15. My kids usually take off their shoes, but not before walking to the middle of the living room carpet. Then they go walking bearfoot outdoors so it doesn't really matter anyways. I take them off sometimes but forget. It's something we tried, but it just doesn't happen most times.

    We have carpet and "tile." (It's fake, thus the quotes).

  16. We have wood floors... I usually am barefoot : )

  17. i am a freak about shoes being taken off, I have even made signs(not tactful but I have done it) I think of all the germs that are on them and it freaks me out

  18. I don't allow anyone to wear outside shoes inside as it only makes is so much harder to keep the floors clean. We don't wear shoes indoors as it's rather warm all year round here in the asia.

  19. Drop the shoes at the door, please! We don't wear shoes in our house either, and we have different ones for indoor and outdoor.

    That soup looks so good, and I wish you good health soon.

  20. I really don't care where shoes are concerned. Our apartment has yucky carpet anyways. We always take ours off, but that's more because none of us like shoes! I think if we were to have a nicer house and carpet I'd probably ask people to take them off.

  21. I really do prefer shoes off in my house but, unfortunately it can be hard to enforce.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  22. So how's your cold? Mine seems to be hanging on! Total bummer. I've changed my ways when I found out from my pedicurist that if you wear slippers/shoes ALL the time (and I so hate shoes) your heels will not feel like the asphalt on the street. ~hehe~ I've been wearing shoes or slippers all the time, and my heels have gotten a whole lot better. I use to tell hubby my feet were cold when we first started sleeping together, but I was embarrassed of my feet. Now they're fine thank you to that beautiful laday.

  23. hope you are feeling better. A new gfc friend. Please follow back at

  24. I'd rather have my guest NOT take their shoes off as I do not like seeing other people's feet or dirty socks, but I really hope they wipe their footwear in the mats at the doorway before coming in.
    IF I am the guest at other people's house, I prefer NOT to take my shoes off, but I usually feel it out and comply.

    I hope you are now feeling better.

  25. I know it's not healthy to wear shoes inside the house because you track all the street crud and chemicals through the house, but Lordy I wouldn't want your feet to turn black from the dirt on my floors. LOL So to keep from embarrassing myself, please by all means, keep your shoes on in my house.

    I'm a barefoot kind of gal. I love being barefoot. I also love wearing bed slippers. We're all tile and laminate flooring over here. There's no hiding the sand and dog hair in carpets. :-P

    Thanks for playing along in our Friday Food Fight again. I'm sorry you weren't feeling well and I hope the soup did the trick. Get well soon!

  26. Oh yes, I used to get so furious with the hallway being filthy because it was carpet. SO took care of that, ripped it out and put in hardwood. Y!


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