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Taking off your shoes - culture or culture?

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We often arrange for our guests to gather in the hallway or in front of the door, but there are also those guests who think it is uncultured. In any case, this situation can be very unnatural for both the guest and the household, so we will try to solve it.

However, if you are in Paris, London or Rome, it is better not to take revenge in front of the host's door. Taking off shoes is considered inappropriate and always keep in mind that it is very important what kind of shoes they wear, because the locals will always confirm them well. So, if you are planning to visit someone in these cities, wear the biggest shoes and forbid taking off your shoes.

The opinion that one should not enter in front of the host's door comes from the time when guests were received in salons and rooms that were excluded for that purpose. Such rooms were usually not prepared with carpets and were intended for gathering a large number of hotels, but close people who were admitted to "intimate" parts of the house still had to undress.

If this is observed with hygienic pages, the inclusion is necessary, without applying to what the house is - tuna or yours. The locals usually have visiting slippers for the guest, so wear them if you need something on your feet, but as it is not the first house, you should not receive someone else's.

One American study showed that wearing shoes in your home brings much more dirt and bacteria dangerous to health than you think. A University of Arizona study found as many as 421,000 different bacteria on shoes. Coliform bacteria was found on the sole of 96 percent of shoes, which serves as an indicator of the level of purity of food and water (it is present in the feces).

The bacterium "Escherichia coli" was found on 27 percent of shoes, along with seven other types of bacteria, including "Klebsiella pneumoniae", which can cause urinary tract infections, and "Serratiu ficariu", which can cause respiratory infections.

When it comes to transmitting bacteria from shoes to the floor in a warm home, research has shown that walking in shoes can transmit 90 to 99 percent of bacteria. A study from the University of Houston concluded that 39 percent of shoes contain the bacterium "Clostridium difficile", which is resistant to numerous antibiotics, and can cause various health problems, including diarrhea.

All of this data supports the conclusion that as soon as you step into your home, you need to take off your shoes. And just as you take care of your home, so you should take care of the home of the person receiving you. When it comes to etiquette, undressing is definitely not according to the rules of culture, but maybe it's better to bypass one rule of good behavior and think about the health of the host who receives you - in translation, whichever house you go to, be sure to undress.

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Not really undress but take off your shoes at the very least. Here in asia, its a very common practice to remove shoes at the entry of our homes. It's a show of respect for the owner as well as a way to show that you are a clean person

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I think that is the case in most countries, although sometimes it depends from house to house. Thanks for the information. Greetings

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