Think My Sister Is Being Ridiculous

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2011
Think My Sister Is Being Ridiculous
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 10:59am

My sister is having her 60th birthday party at her home and in the invitation she

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-02-2008
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 11:38am
Nah!!! Don't bother. She sounds picky & telling her what you think may not be received too well. People either will or won't remove their shoes....and she's gonna have to deal with it.

I agree with you. Its weird to ask everyone to take off their shoes. I'm guessing its be/c she's worried about her house. But then why have a party if she's worried about her house???

Weird....I'd go & have a great time....IN YOUR BOOTS!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-19-2004
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 12:00pm

I think if she would like people to wear footies she should provide them. I do not think she should have put that in the invitation - THAT is what is weird to me.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2004
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 8:38pm

I used to have white carpet in my home.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2011
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 10:01pm

She invited mostly close friend and family and some people from out of town and most people don't know this about her because she never acted this way before. She separated from her husband over a year ago and brought this new townhouse and frankly has been acting weird about this house. When she was with her husband and in her other house she never acted this way, so people are going to be really surprised.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-12-2011
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 10:07pm

You are right I won't say anything to her, because I think she will get the message when she sees people not removing their shoes. I don't think she will push it. I have been over there before and told her I wasn't taking off my

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-29-2002
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 11:11pm

She must live down the street from me, in Stepford.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-29-2006
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 7:56am

Frankly, I don't agree that her request is least, not to her. The fact that her priorities are different from yours or that you do not understand her reasoning

Avatar for deenow17
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2004
Sat, 09-17-2011 - 2:55pm
I'm thinking that this must be a Geographic thing as I don't know anyone who doesn't automatically take off their shoes when they enter a house. I'm in Canada and at least here in Toronto, shoes come off. Only person who leaves their shoes are when they walk in are my parents & you don't do it in their home. They do it because they now need to sit to remove their shoes so we all say forget it! Too much work for you.
Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Sat, 09-17-2011 - 5:52pm

Just wondering, do you know specifically why your sister wants everybody to remove shoes? Is it due to light colored carpets? Does she have hardwood floors that can be damaged by heels? A "sanitation" issue such as worry that shoes will track in germs?