Born and raised in TX and now living in New England I learned this the hard way. NOBODY in Texas takes off their shoes upon entering their own or another's house and to request it is seen as borderline rude. Up here in Maine, EVERYONE takes off their shoes regardless of season although I get it in the winter. My wife still has to gently remind me or threaten me with a mop sometimes; like you sir, old habits die hard.
3/4/15 at 10:52am