People with unclean feet and habits
By Tania Arora, Staff Writer
I wouldn’t be lying if I said I have literally stopped inviting people to my place or started making excuses… so people don’t enter my house. Only few of the lot who either know me well are permitted inside.
You might be wondering whether this trait is due to aging, due to me trying to isolate myself, or due to me becoming more selfish. It is none of the above—the answer is dirty feet. Call me paranoid, or whatever term you want to, but I cannot tolerate people walking around the house barefoot and then climbing up onto the sofa or my bed. Some people go so far as to playing with blankets or pillows using their feet… why do they do that? I clean my house everyday but still—every time you open the door, enter the house, or walk around with flip-flops on, the dust spreads around.
I have three extra pairs of flip-flops in my house of universal size to fit anyone who comes to meet me at my place—and as soon they enter, I point them towards the flip-flops. My super cute friends who know this by now simply ask for them when they enter.
For those of you who still think I am stupid, let me explain. You go out for groceries. You unknowingly step onto a dog poop, a cat poop, or any creature’s poop that lives on this planet earth. You come back and walk, not completely inside the house but in the living room or even the smallest area inside your house. Guess what? Poop all over. Now when you walk barefoot, you basically rubbed your feet into all the germs and dirt spread on the floor… including the poop. You climb the couch or bed to relax or sleep with dirt wrapped all around your feet. Imagine wrapping your feet around the blanket, then around your body, then around your face and head.
Do you feel like expressing disgust?
I wash all my bedsheets or pillowcases if I see someone messing around them with their unclean feet. I feel no shame anymore in asking people to either cover their feet because I do not wish to get sick or put on a poopy face mask. There is also a second category of people who are not welcome in my home… People who go to the washroom without the bathroom slippers on. I don’t even have to say it. Mic drop.