Our social dilemma today came from Samantha, and I wanted to talk about it because it's something I feel strongly about. Okay, well not that strongly, but we'll get to that. Here's the email I got:
Good morning Jaime! My name is Samantha and I’m emailing you this morning in hopes you can end a debate between my husband and I, with your social dilemma. The issue is this: I ask people to take their shoes off when they come into my house and my husband thinks it’s rude. Growing up we always had to take our shoes off when we came into the house and I always take mine off when I go into someone’s house. What’s the big deal? Do you all think I’m rude for asking people to take their shoes off when they enter my home?
Now I don't think it's rude to ask, but it's something I never ask at my house. I want people to be comfortable in my house so if it's with shoes on then leave them on, and if it's with shoes off, then take them off, but no one is required to take them off in my house. I happen to like to keep my shoes on at all times, so when I have to take them off at someone else's house, it makes me a little uncomfortable. But that's me and maybe it's my own little brand of OCD. So I ask you this morning, is it rude to ask people to take their shoes off when entering your house? Do you do it? Or do you allow people in with their shoes on?