This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

Apr 18, 2007

the shoe debate

after discussing the subject of cultures with a friend.. the topic of people taking off their shoes when inside their home came up. 'people' mainly being asians, and the people not taking them off mainly being not asian. huge generalization, i know. so anyways... i decided to test this theory by asking my fellow coworkers: "so... um. random question... do you where wear your shoes inside your home?" the first answered with a, yeah, but I have tile floors, and tile floors are cold. the second, with a, very rarely. and the third with a flat out no. given two is half asian, and three is married to a woman of middle eastern decent (i think). i probably need a larger group to poll for a better consensus.
so more shoe thoughts of.. when people come over.. do you ask them to take off their shoes? i get a little uncomfortable asking people who normally don't do so to do this (i think it's because of that one sex in the city episode, where Carrie's shoes got stolen). i wonder what they think when i ask them.. are they appalled by the idea? do they have holes in their socks? does it ruin their outfit? but isn't it 20x more comfortable to be barefoot? or if they like to, but just think that it's rude to take off their shoes. then in turn i wonder what people think when i go to their homes and immediately take off my shoes. are they thinking "gross!" i mean seriously, the bottom of my shoes are bound to be 10x dirtier than the bottom of my feet.. but then again maybe not after walking barefoot on floors that people generally wear shoes on.


yenis said...

you spelled wear wrong. that is all.

mhoskins said...

I forgot to mention that after walking on tile for a few hours, it really starts to hurt the bones in your feet.

That Magnifico Guy said...

I just don't ask them to take it off and vacuum if need be, something that should probably be done anyway.