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snowdragon:
 So I was virtuous today and got down on hands and knees and gave the floor and walls a  proper scrubbing, worthy of my great grandma.  It took me 2.5 hours to just do the kitchen and just as I was finishing up that room my aunt who live less than a mile a way stopped on the way home from somewhere to use the bathroom.  Aunt tried to walk in the house with her snowy boots on and I told her I had just washed the floor to take them off. Aunt's reply was "you'll just have to wipe up after me" . When I refused to move out of her way to allow her to walk on the floor with boots on - she got indignant and told me that I was rude for "Putting the floor before me" and stormed out.
  This aunt has many times walked around our house in stocking feet, so that is not the issue.  I am put out that she thought I should have to re-wash the floor because she could not take her boots off...she would have in any of her sister's homes, she is put out that I wouldn't allow her to wear her snowy boots on my freshly washed floor.
    She wants an apology for my being "rude" to her.

Outdoor Girl:
If she were my aunt, she'd be waiting a long time.

My housekeeping skills are minimal, at best.  Most of the time, I tell people to leave their shoes on.  But even I draw the line at snowy boots!  And if I'd just washed the floor?  Don't even think about stepping on that floor with snowy boots on.

cicero:
i say: let her stew.

she is being ridiculous.

I wash my floors once a week - nobody walks on the floor until it's dry, otherwise it streaks. DS know that in an emergecny he can wear socks and dash into the bathroom, but otherwise you wait.

stitchygreyanonymouse:
Wait, your aunt stopped by unannounced, less than a mile from home, to use the bathroom? And she calls you rude? Never mind the rest of the episode.

If she were mine, she’d be waiting for eternity for an apology about the shoe thing. If it weren’t rude to point out rudeness, I’d be requesting an apology for the unexpected drop by and verbal abuse.

LeveeWoman:

--- Quote from: stitchygreyanonymouse on January 24, 2013, 02:38:20 PM ---Wait, your aunt stopped by unannounced, less than a mile from home, to use the bathroom? And she calls you rude? Never mind the rest of the episode.

If she were mine, she’d be waiting for eternity for an apology about the shoe thing. If it weren’t rude to point out rudeness, I’d be requesting an apology for the unexpected drop by and verbal abuse.

--- End quote ---

It sounds as if she wanted to mark snowdragon's house in two ways.

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