Monday, April 30, 2012

Childminding Service

I was delivering some Conservative party leaflets for the election on Thursday. One of the houses I delivered to had a signpost outside advertising its childminding service. I was pleased to see a rack of shoes outside the door.

A lot of childminders have a shoes-off rule in their homes for hygiene reasons and it is something encouraged by Ofsted, the body that inspects childminders.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bridal Wear Shops

A while ago this blog was visited by a commenter who ran a bridal wear shop. In her shop customers were asked to remove their shoes and staff were required to be in slippers or stocking feet. This was to protect the dresses from dirt on the floor. This is a very common policy among bridal wear shops in the UK and in North America too.

If you have shopped for wedding dresses, was this your experience? And if you have not, do you think it would bother you to have to remove your shoes in the showrooms when looking for dresses for your big day?