Apartment foo-nishing

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Also, to all you people afraid of dirty feet--maybe your feet wouldn't get so dirty if you didn't wear shoes in your house.
     


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    UnFacconable Senior member

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    I don't disagree that it's an established social norm, but that doesn't mean that it's prudent or reasonable. We've already established that there are people who live with dogs and require shoes off - does anyone have difficulty fathoming how much filth dogs bring in?

    Also, this spritzing of cleaner and wiping - are you saying that you don't normally do that? Our floors are cleaned regularly, just like the rest of our house. If invited over to a house that isn't cleaned regularly, the last thing I want to do is take my shoes off and expose my feet to that - it's the number one reason I hate taking my shoes off at airports. Props to Russia for giving foot covers.

    I never realized that shoes off policy was seen as an alternative to housecleaning but it is starting to make sense.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I feel like I've stumbed into the land of unwarranted conclusions. All that's needed now is for SkinnyGoomba to post a five-paragraph essay on the history of wood floors that conspicuously references drinking Scotch or smoking a pipe. Then I will feel truly frustrated.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Foo, will you join my jury duty threak?
     


  5. UnFacconable

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    It's basically impossible to have any reasonable discussion of cleanliness which doesn't end with Howard Hughes urinating in bottles in his formal living room (in CA). Some people think the break point is at shoes in house, but it's as arbitrary as my insistence that dogs are the real horror for cleanliness. I'm not saying you are wrong to be grossed out by people wearing shoes in homes, that's certainly a standpoint that many people have, I'm saying that basically people can draw the line anywhere they want but it's more arbitrary than correct. If you really care about the things that people bring in with their shoes, there are probably other things you should be concerned with (possibly more concerned with) that you are ignoring.

    Oh, and for the last time, welcome mats really do work. And don't get me started on people who require the use of coasters, especially on stone, synthetic or glass tables.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    The invitation is redundant as the thread in question sucks you in regardless.

    Wait, was there sucking too? I hope before rather than after. Eww.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    our pup does an excellent job of cleaning stuff up from the floor. Since we don't wear shoes in the house, i'm generally comfortable with the condition of the floors and her desire to help clean them.
     


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    how else would you know your wife really loves you?
     


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    112 posts in one day, almost entirely on shoes or no shoes. this forum never ceases to deliver!
    now, toilet paper with the roll facing down, or up? :foo:
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    toilet paper??????/ what are you, a caveman? Wet wipes otherwise you are carrying around fecal matter and dropping it all over the place.
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    That would only tell you how much she loves herself.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I'm willing to bet that indoor-shoe-wearers are also more likely to be single-plyers.
     


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    I think it's far more likely that the shoephobes don't wash their hands because they are under the misconception that keeping shoes out will protect them.
     


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    Your reasoning is single-ply.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    a few weeks ago, my wife came home with some eco friendly stuff from Duane Reade. It was horrendous. Double-ply in theory, but each ply was super thin, and it NEVER broke in double, rather you'd hold the end ready for the break, but only one ply would break so you'd be left with 5 squares of a single thin ply layer, and left behind would be shards and a mangled mess of the other ply. It was a miserable 4 rolls to get through.

    i kindly suggested she never buys it again, and she agreed knowing full well the nature of her error. After all, she has seen the bathroom thread.
     


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