Surely many have noticed that in Hollywood films, Americans walk around the house in street shoes, and then (unheard of!) Put their feet in sneakers or boots right on the bed or light sofa. No, this is not a faked situation at all, but the very real reality. So why do americans walk around the house in shoes?
In our country, it is difficult to imagine that someone will start walking around the room in street shoes. After all, you can put so much dirt into the house that it won't take long to arrange unsanitary conditions for yourself. What can we say about the autumn season, when lumps of dirt stick to the boots.
Overseas, things are a little different. The American mentality is fundamentally different from ours. The fact is that most residents of small and large cities prefer to move from point A to point B in private cars or taxis. The dirt simply does not have time to stick to the sole.
Another important factor is that sidewalks and roads are thoroughly washed. If in our country the labor of janitors with brooms is mainly used, then in the West it is in the order of things to wash sidewalk paths with special detergents. As for the private sectors, the owners of private houses are obliged to monitor the cleanliness of the local area on their own. For example, if a passer-by slips on a path covered with snow and breaks his leg, then the owner of the house, opposite to which this section of the sidewalk is located, will have to pay for the treatment.
Roads abroad are also built differently. Those who are especially attentive may notice that the shoulder is located slightly below the level of the road, so the mud from precipitation is washed off the surface of the pavement. There it is absorbed by specially scattered wood chips, which will eventually turn into organic fertilizer.
You can see that in the homes of Americans, there are practically no carpets on which dirt would accumulate. And floor coverings are easy to clean or wash with vacuum cleaners.
Of course, in the United States there are many disadvantaged areas where the cleanliness of the streets leaves much to be desired, and the weather conditions require the wearing of rubber boots, then the Americans themselves decide whether to walk around the house in their shoes or change them for room slippers.
It would not hurt us to borrow some of the habits of the people of the United States, for example, the pursuit of cleanliness. Continuing the topic Convenient and practical things, common for Americans and unusual for us.