Sunday, October 30, 2011
Canadians...in sock feet
In every house I have been in, my whole life, I have never known anyone to keep their shoes on IN the house. They come off at the door. Everywhere. I thought everyone did this but apparently not.
For us it's a cleanliness thing. Walking around outside then walking around in the house in the same footwear tracks the outdoor germs indoors. It's an especially huge faux pas if the household has young children who crawl around on the floor and put their toys etc in their mouths.
It's also a weather thing. You can't walk around indoors in your winter boots tracking melting snow everywhere. Snow is filthy. So maybe we formed the habit out of necessity as well and just kept the habit all year round.
Outside should stay outside or just inside the entry way. That's how we see it.
What about you? Shoes on or off in the house and why?