Lately I've visited several homes where I've been asked to take off my shoes. In each case it seems that the house has a 'no shoe' rule. The thing is, I haven't been offered slippers to wear and I don't typically keep a pair with me (although I'm reconsidering keeping a pair in the trunk of the car). To be honest, I don't like getting a good pair socks overly dirty. I don't care how clean a floor is ... it does soil the socks more than usual. If the socks are delicate, I find that going shoeless can wear them through very quickly. I realize that in some cultures this may be the norm ... but both recent instances when this has occurred I have have been in households of Anglo-Saxon ethnicity. Anyone care to share thoughts. -- BTW ... it seems to me that the word 'with' in the title shouldn't be capitalized ... but the program makes the decision for me.