Before you dismiss this as trite, I urge you to think back to the last house party you attended. Would it not have made a difference to you if after some effort in putting yourself together, the host insisted you take your shoes off? I understand not wanting to mark up nice hardwood, Berber or saving yourself a little cleanup, but you know what? If I indulge your holiday party efforts by dressing up, then I expect you to do the same by respecting my outfit. If you’re throwing a bash, then be ready for all that it entails.
Obviously you may be suspecting that I attended a few holiday parties this past weekend, and yes, one of them was shoeless. And let me tell you, it was not an elegant tableau, all those dress socks and nylon-ed feet sticking out from beneath suit pants and little black dresses… Wrong, I say!
What do you say? Shoes on or off?
Take a Poll!