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Do you take your shoes off at home?
Jun 12, 2019 - 7:00 AM - by erimir
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And mahalo for removing your shoes.
I find this subject a little confusing because I feel like most people in the US take off their shoes at home but I also hear it said that Americans don't do this. But I don't trust my own intuitions on this because my mom is from Sweden, where taking off your shoes at home is basically universal and guests doing it is expected. It's not quite as serious as in Japan where you generally do it before even entering the house (whereas in Sweden you take them off just inside) and you might even do it at a restaurant, but it is enough that the difference between Swedes and Americans is remarked on.

But it seems to me that most Americans do take them off at home, even if it's clearly not universal. Apparently there's a bit of variation, with a small majority of Americans always or usually taking off their shoes, but at the same time most Americans do not ask guests to take their shoes off.

In our household growing up we would ask guests to take their shoes off, but maybe not for a cocktail party (but always for me or my siblings' friends).

So, anyway, poll.
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Anyone know anything about Honolulu, Hawaii?
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I didn't want to start a new thread - So the MorMan and I are going to Hawaii - some time in Maui and then Honolulu.

Who has stayed in Honolulu and can recommend reasonable accommodation in a great location? Also things not to miss - must do activities/sites.

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