Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
Growing up we were never allowed to wear our shoes in the house. As soon as we hit the laundry room (the room connected to the back door), off they went. God forbid my mother see us walking on her carpets with shoes on. This quirk was reserved for family and children only. And it had nothing to do with bacteria issues...she didn't want us dirtying up her carpets. I still take my shoes off in my own house...but it's more of a comfort issue than a housekeeping issue.
Did you have very light carpet or white carpet like the place Jumpy was talking about? My mom had her quirks, but that wasn't one of them.

We also take off shoes as soon as we get home, but the next study will say there's more germs on the bottoms of our feet. I'm sure somewhere out there, someone has a grant and busy working on it.