This was the sixth time I have brought up this issue. MY issue, apparently, since it didn’t seem to happen to or affect anyone else in this household. I mean, honestly, how hard is it to watch where you take off your shoes!? It’s a pet peeve of mine when people kick their shoes off and leave them on top of mine. Yes, maybe to anybody else it may not be a big deal, but that’s not my case. To them, it’s a personal problem for me.

I am a big germophobe, borderline OCD. I’m always cleaning something, always tidying up stuff. When I take MY shoes off, I make sure they are neatly placed side by side together, in their own space in the designated shoe area, so I only expect the same courtesy to be returned. One should only hope. The reason this irritates me so much is because we as people do a lot in our shoes, whether we notice or not, and we come in contact with a LOT of dirt.

My thing is, why do people even take their shoes off in the house? So the dirt from outside doesn’t get tracked through the entire place, right? I feel like that rule should also be applied to the other shoes in the house as well. If dirt can be tracked through the house from shoes, it can surely track dirt onto OTHER shoes. Six times I’ve expressed my feelings about this, but It just keeps happening, and it seems to only be MY shoes.

It was only when you found your shoes in the trash that made you realize how serious this is to me. I admit I was wrong for that, but I felt I had no other choice. I could only repeat myself so much.

In hindsight, maybe this whole thing was a bit of a storm in a teacup. My shoes never LOOKED any dirtier, and I never actually thought to buy a shoe rack to eliminate the problem. But are you not wrong for ignoring my past five pleas for you to acknowledge what was bothering me? I am, however happy to have finally solved the isSHOE.

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