Originally Posted by TonyAnderson
From my experience as an American, it's the norm to take your shoes off at home
Seriously? My experience and travels in the U.S. are probably not as extensive as some, but every single time I went to take off my shoes when entering someone's home I was greeted with jocular ribbing and the question: What are you, Japanese?
The Japanese comment came out every single time, without exception
. We're talking probably seventy or eighty times in my life in American homes this has happened.
And yet you say taking off the shoes is normal in the U.S.? Not trying to be argumentative here, but...really? Honestly? I mean, I've never, ever seen it in an American film or TV show, and, well, aren't they supposed to be somewhat reflective of the culture?
So what gives?