I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte (colubra) wrote,
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte
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maybe you know this...

So I'm on my way to the home of two friends who are Nihonophiles, and a '...huh' question crossed my mind.
So in Japan, it's just Not Done to wear your shoes in the house, for reasons of cleanliness. You go barefoot in the house, unless you're hitting the head: there's a pair of slippers for that.

So... What's proper etiquette around this question for someone in a wheelchair? I imagine that most efficiently, you just all are polite if you wear your shoes in, since wheelchair-bound person is effectively doing the same.
Also, a traditoinal home has an interior area that's a step downwards, where you take off your shoes. If you're living with someone on wheels, there is presumably a ramp for her/him. When's that ramp 'inside' instead of 'outside' space?

These are the thoughts that preoccupy me en route to an RL friend's: if you know those I know RL, you can probably guess easily who I'm visiting.

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