#1262 – Arches

When I go to to someone’s house for the first time I like to try and casually discover if they have a shoes on or shoes off policy. Usually a shoes off place will have an elaborate shoe removal and storage area just inside the door. If it’s ambiguous I will begin to take my shoes off and then wait for either “Put your shoes over here.” or “Oh, you don’t have to take your shoes off.”

This is a courtesy that has never been deployed by any person I have paid to come into my house to repair something. I doesn’t matter what snow, rain or mud they just walked through. It’s now being tracked back and forth through my living room.

Today’s Maximumble prefers rocky road.

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15 thoughts on “#1262 – Arches”

  1. Maskman says:

    That ain’t Bigfoot – Them’s my brother’s foot prints. Why didn’t I get an invite too..? 😛

  2. das-g says:

    Is it just me, or does Biff have GNOME logos on his floor? They’ve got one toe print too many, but still …

  3. Rhiakath says:

    Don’t you have foot rug’s at your house’s entrance, in the US? to clean your feet?

  4. MaskedMan says:

    Sure we do.

    Mud still gets in, when there’s enough of it. 😉

  5. CrazyPyro says:

    See, the solution here is when they track crap through your house, you bring them either a mop (if wood or linoleum) or a steam cleaner (if carpeted) and say “Now clean it up.”

  6. Roborat says:

    Seems to be an American thing. Here in Canada, we always take our shoes off.

  7. G. Dupons says:

    Mystical creatures week?

  8. Cari says:

    @Rhiakath: We do have doormats. They just don’t use them.

  9. soulofaqua says:

    I have found that the solution is to not wear shoes in the first place. However, I do carry a rag with me to wipe my feet and I have socks standard issue in some of my bags.

  10. ikkaku says:

    OMG, he knows big foot?? I do wonder how a garden party would go over with a fellow like that.

  11. @maskedman those are also my sisters foot prints

  12. MaskedMan says:

    OK, now I’m worried… Is there something my brother hasn’t been telling me..? 😮

  13. Jenny Creed says:

    I don’t get those crazy countries where people have shoes on all day long. You get smelly feet, you’re never comfortable and you bring in roughly 600% more dirt indoors which you then spread around everywhere. Maybe it’s a remnant of the age of dirt floors?

  14. Sam says:

    LOL! Petunia in the movie “The Stupids” does this with a watermelon, though the results are not hardly as messy

    1. Sam says:

      And I just commented on the wrong cartoon… That’s the danger in multitabbed cartoon browsing lol… I was meaning #795

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