The Shoes Dilemma.
Fwiw, I'm a strictly shoes-OFF kinda gal. I grew up in a home of the opposite belief [& afaik with generations of that same opposite credo, before my personal rebellion], but once i reached an age when i was supposed to pretend to be an adult, & certainly once home-ownership of my own arrived, it seemed, & still seems, utterly bonkers to me to wantonly traipse all the outside muck into my sanctuary. Mum & Dad's house [my childhood home] had new carpets turn black within only a few years, from the stupid habit of leaving shoes on.
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It's a cultural thing, e.g. in a Marae you have to put your shoes off. It is seen as Maui's body and hence you can not walk inside with shoes on.
When I am visiting mom's home, certainly the boots will come off!
It's a cultural thing
But my point is that it's not ONLY a cultural thing. It's not part of my supposed culture, yet i passionately adhere to a strong no-shoe-wearing-in-house paradigm. I know for certain that it IS true for various non-anglo cultures, i'm just not sure it would be right to attribute it solely to culture. IMO logic, & cleanliness, also play a big part.
luetage last edited by luetage
@guigirl It’s an upside down thing again. In properly orientated countries we worry whether to wear a hat inside.
@luetage Eureka, i think you've nailed it!
At last some clarity...