Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:35 AM
I'm no slave to fashion, but I feel a little silly wearing a pair of size 4 plastic mules when I'm a size 7!!! (or even worse - wedged heeled mules - I topple off them!)
I've decide that I'll buy a bunch of mules in a range of sizes specifically for any visitors to our new flat - I can't stand people wearing my slippers, and I'm not keen on wearing other people's!
What do you do?
Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:43 AM
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:42 PM
loo shoes just bog standard size and one pair but shower room has choice flip flops or clog style(Abi you would just have to drag them in on your feet i guess?)...and we bleach them often.
Then you have the whole issue of balcon shoes...i dont clean mine everyday as the hose available isnt ideal/doesnt reach and we dont have a tap on the actual balcons...so i therefore tend to try and settle people inside not out then we would have to have an array of terlik available for balcon purpose alone...
when i see on TV some ladies take their own it made me think makes sense but i always forget when i go somewhere to take any...i had started to take my own flats to inlaws as i got scared about standing bare foot on a scorpion as they tend to go without anything..there was one in the loo when i went once and that freaked me out. I do wish turks would replace their loo shoes more often though in villages as sometimes it makes me gag and id rather pee myself than wear them to be frank.In fact i bought my MIL some when i lived there and presumed she would replace them but hasnt yet and that was yrs ago..i want to replace them again but maybe that would be rude of me. She is very clean but they are the ONLY thing in the house i feel should have been replaced and they are the most used item from what i noticed.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:01 PM
Everytime I go back to the UK I visit primark and get a lot of slippers that look abit like socks and then when I am on my family visits I just fold them up and put them in my bag. I have even got into the habit of doing it in Cardiff too haha. In my house we have lots of spare slippers all different sizes for people visiting x
Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:26 PM
Yes, those slipper socks are a good idea.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:30 PM
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:30 PM
no inside squatter loos!!
there have always been mini terlik for small kids too at MILs and i always wondered what do the kids slightly too big for the baby ones do?!
we have both types of loos and most wont use the sitting one only squatting one.But they all use the supplied terlik.white ones a good idea so you can see stains and clean or rid of them when needed!?
actually while we are on the subject my pet hate is small kids who pee in the shoes and leave them...i feel for them really in one way but when even 10+ yr olds do it and dont clean or wipe them an you go next it drives me insane....do i need to consider my own loo shoes too for gods sake..arg
Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:31 PM
Sorry Lucid didnt see your post must have replied at the same time. Those squatting toilets are my worst nightmares. I cant even look at them without freaking out. I remember when I first visited harun2s uncles house and he only had the squatting toilet and I was desperate for the loo. I waited for another 3 hours until I found a normal toilet as Im just to scared haha. x
Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:26 PM
Lu I know what you mean about wet slippers and children. When I was living with my MiL they had 2 types as well I ending up having the normal one to myself as no one every used it. Her sister was also living there and had a back operation and should have used a normal one but no she insisted on using the squat and ended up with MiL and another sister helping her. I did ask Mil why they didn't use the proper one and she said they were considered to be dirty even if they were only used by the family.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:35 PM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:35 PM
Gosh you've got me at it now. I go away (to a boring tea party) for a few hours and a conversation about slippers degenerates in to a discussion about loos.
We just have normal loos so don't have loo slippers. We have a couple of pairs of slippers for visitors but unless it's wet outside my friends keep their footwear on, especially if we're sitting on the terrace.
If I go out I usually take some slippers with me (if I remember) as I take size 41 and I either have to use men's slippers or nearly break my neck on the tiny little ladies ones.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:47 PM
All the Turks I know and visit who have outside terraces seem to use them as an outdoor lounge with carpets, tv's and furniture, so of course once again slippers before you put one foot on the terrace.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:05 PM
I go away (to a boring tea party) for a few hours and a conversation about slippers degenerates in to a discussion about loos. ]
sunny, last time I started a thread it was hi-jacked with a fish finger discussion!!!
Now, my slippers one turns into toilets!!
all good (clean) fun xx
Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:05 PM
Sunny your comment made me laugh haha xxx