Would it be rude to take your shoes off and put your feet up on someone’s coffee table who you were visiting but didn’t know that well?

Would it be rude to take your shoes off and put your feet up on someone’s coffee table who you were visiting but didn’t know that well?

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  1. If you’re visiting someone and they have their shoes off when they greet you at the front door, this is a good clue that they prefer guests to also take their shoes off when in their home.
    Do not put your feet up on their coffee table which would be highly inappropriate and rude.

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  2. I think, when visiting someone’s home, you should follow their lead with respect to behavior.
    If your host is shoeless and puts his feet on the coffee table, you could say, “May I join you?” And gesture to his feet on the coffee table. Let him give you permission to indulge in such familar behavior.
    If your host wears shoes in his home, then you should keep your yours on as well, and feet on the floor.
    Assuming such familiarity in the home of someone you don’t know well would indeed be rude.

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  3. Yes. No exceptions.
    Coffee tables are for cups, remote controls, books of pictures of mundane things made to seem interesting, seasonal decorative items, and maybe small plates of food to snack on.
    Not feet.

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  4. Yes it’s rude. Wait for their lead and see what they do. If they put their feet up, they may invite you to do the same. Just don’t do it until invited.

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  5. Yes. Even if you knew them well, it would still be rude. If you want to put your feet up, find a foot-stool or the nearest small child (just kidding about that one). And please keep your shoes on, unless the hostess requests you take them off once you come inside the front door. Then all bets are off.

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  6. You should ask them if it is ok to do so before doing it . I would assume you either took your shoes off upon entering though . If you Oman to take your shoes off and put them on the coffee table both at the same time while not knowing the person very well who are you are visiting I would say keep your shoes on and suffer . It is not the best form for sure . But it all depends upon your surroundings, the person and if the visit is more formal or laid back and casual . It also depends upon how causal this person is both at the time of the visit and in general . If the person is not in casual dress and your in a formal living room with formal atmosphere with nothing proffered to suggest informality at that time then I would not even ask . If your that uncomfortable cut your visit short and visit again or have them over to your place where you can be more comfortable next time . It really depends upon what formality is proffered at the time and how comfortable a lead they give you . First and second impressions really can last for quite some time .

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  7. Dude, you shouldn’t be even asking that question. Even if you did that in your own house, your mother will scold you for that. And here you want to do that in other people’s houses? Stop it.

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  8. How rude of those people- that you were visiting ?
    They didn’t offer to take your shoes off- get them Cleaned and polished – And no one volunteered to wash your socks -No one to wash your feet with water from Ganges – How very insulting- !
    you must have had a big letdown -to do all that yourself ?
    You put your feet on the cofy table – obviously for the host members of the family to come down – touch your feet- pour some cofy on your feet to get your blessings – They didn’t do that either.
    I tell you -Refuse going to their house- ever again. Don’t visit any one. It will be the best for the both of you.
    I think you need to quit going anywhere- until some clarity gets established- Something really wrong with the people living in this world-
    They have a cofy table – for what purpose- ? if I may ask –

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  9. This is incredibly rude. I wouldn’t even do this in the homes of close family and friends. I wouldn’t even do this in my own home. Why put your feet where people put food and drink items…seems unsanitary.

    Eight O’Clock

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  10. In a word – yes.
    Even if you did know the person well it would be extremely rude to behave like this.
    If you have a problem with your feet or legs that leads to them aching and needing this kind of rest, then it would be best not to go visiting when they are feeling bad or, to cut your visit short if they start playing up.

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  11. Rude? Yes, it is rude to put your feet on someone else’s furniture.
    On a personal level, if you put your feet on my coffee table, we might end up going a round! My coffee table is an antique made of mahogany, inlaid with cherry and rosewood. It’s in mint condition and one of my prize possessions. I would be furious if you put your feet on it.
    But, even if the table is a “curbside find”, it is disrespectful to your host to misuse their furniture.

    Victor Allen’s

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  12. yes, it’s rude. It shows disrespect for that person
    I know of someone actually taking off their shoes and resting their shoes on a coffee table, which I believe is total disrespect

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  13. Yes that’s very rude . You can only do that if you are in your own house. Back then I love putting my foot up on our center table by the tv room , but my late hubby does not like it even it was our own house . So I never do it when he was around. Now that he was gone (deceased) I put my foot up when I feel like it !⭐️

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  14. Absolutely Not at Your house…I’ll stop over after digging all day in the the filthy boots and the yard socks I change monthly faithfully removing all to scratch my fungi encrusted feet on your table and sofa too if they’re itching too bad
    Can’t You create better content to ask?

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  15. Let’s put it like this: How would it make you feel if someone you barely knew did that in your home?
    It would be disrespectful, thoughtless and rude to pull that off.

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  16. Extremely rude. Don’t even consider it if you don’t know the host that well. If they are a close friend or family member always ask permission.

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  18. The putting your feet up thing would be rude anywhere in Canada.
    Taking your shoes off in someone’s home when you don’t know them well, you should ask first. The place I grew up in, Fort MacMurray in northern Alberta, it would be expected that a guest would remove their shoes on entering a house. This is because Fort Mac is an oil town located in the Athabaska tar sands. Tar sand is nasty, black bitumenous stuff that destroys carpets and flooring. And it gets everywhere. A good guest doesn’t track that into someone else’s home.
    But still, ask first. And don’t put your feet on people’s furniture.

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  19. Why not just crap on their table and be done with it, you would probably be spreading the same amount of germs on to a surface I eat from.
    If you did that in my house you would be out the door that quick you would have a carpet burn on your ass.

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  20. You should never put your feet up on someone’s coffee table (food and drink are served there). For cleanliness reasons, shoes should always be removed at the entrance to the house, unless otherwise advised by the host/hostess.

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  21. Absolutely! I would be find offensive if you come over to visit my place and plant your feet on my coffee table. I wouldn’t yell but I would offer you an ottoman instead. You have overstepped the boundaries in my home as a guest by doing this. Our coffee tables are used to entertainment our guests with refreshments.
    Guests should follow the leading of host or the hostess. Do not take over their home or you won’t be invited back. Trust me, I have not invited rude guest back.

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  22. First.. eww.
    Next.. duh.. eww.
    Third: Were you raised by chimpanzees?
    If you want to put your dirty nasty feet on a coffee table, make sure it’s your OWN coffee table.
    I feel sorry for anyone who suffers you in their home.
    Eww.

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  23. I would say that would be very rude. I wouldn’t even do that if I knew them well. That’s family stuff, if that or maybe roommates.

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  24. It is extremely rude. Are their feet and hands manicured? If not, I would feel even MORE offended. Let me walk into your beloved mothers house and put my feet up on her coffee table. It’s in poor taste.

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