My Grandmother carried gold sparkle house slippers in her purse.
I can recall vividly stealing the slippers before she had a chance to put them on upon arrival, and sliding around the hardwood floor, while she chased me.
I was reminded yesterday of these as I went on a home visit for work. I was in the entry way, unzipping my boots, and the woman whom I was visiting asked me if I’d like a pair of house slippers for my stocking feet. I smiled and said that was okay, as my feet pulled themselves out of the boots to reveal ankle socks, covering my stockings. I came prepared.
I know it’s a Canadian, and British thing to remove shoes before entering your house, or other people’s, however, I’ve always wondered why the US never adopted this. Wonder what the case is everywhere else.
Personally, I hate socks, so I never wear them at home, but there’s comfort in shuffling around the house in slippers.