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Old 12-14-2020, 05:17 PM   #31 (permalink)
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You don't want the box getting dirty, duh.
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Old 12-14-2020, 05:34 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Why brush the "soot" if you're taking them off??
She had a big special brush for it, too (like a bristled broom without a handle). She didn't want the "soot" tracked into the apartment at all, even if just inside the door. I remember quite well her referring to it as "soot". And my soot-y shoes had to go in a separate box, away from the family's shoes. I think she was rather germaphobic. They lived in a very densely populated, high-traffic neighborhood of the city that wasn't terribly clean, so I think she was super-worried about impurities brought into the house.
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Old 12-14-2020, 06:04 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Soot is ash, not dirt. Was she an anti-vaxxer too?
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Why brush the "soot" if you're taking them off??
You read the whole story in all its weirdness and that is the first question you ask?
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Soot is ash, not dirt. Was she an anti-vaxxer too?
Don't know whether she was an anti-vaxxer - but I was a bit puzzled by her calling it "soot". Could have been a language thing (the word for dirt in her native language sounds a bit like "soot"), or she misguidedly referenced it as "soot" because there was constant backed-up car traffic and fumes right in front of their building.
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You read the whole story in all its weirdness and that is the first question you ask?


adidasss, you're not planning on getting a "soot" brush and box, are you?
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Old 07-08-2024, 06:28 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Old 07-14-2024, 04:20 PM   #38 (permalink)
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No matter how much I like my shoes (and it has to be noted that this is my addiction, I check shoemall at least twice a month), I don't wear them at home. And all my guests respect my rules and always take their shoes off. I can't imagine how it can be clean at home if everyone wears the same shoes when they go outside.

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Old 07-14-2024, 08:08 PM   #39 (permalink)
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If we’re at home for any significant amount of time, my family and I have our shoes off—it’s just more comfortable that way. Since the only floor in our house that’s carpeted is in my wife’s and my bedroom, which we don’t give guests access to, we are fine with people leaving their shoes on. I try to be respectful of the hosts’ preferences when I’m a guest at the homes of others.
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