MONEY MORAL DILEMMA: Do you ask for new shoes?

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  • barri_2
    barri_2 Posts: 23 Forumite
    wow is someone a closet SATC fan? I would ask for them to be replaced if the host hadn't already offered- the price of them is beside the point really, as what is obscene to one person is a treat for another. i'd love to have £150 shoes to wear but not there yet...or anytime soon really... ;)
    What does SATC mean, please? Barri.
  • fluffysox
    fluffysox Posts: 1,060 Forumite
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    No way- would not ask for money back. (Although the most expensive footwear I've ever bought were knee high boots from Dolcis at less than half this price.) These things happen- my friends would feel more upset than me if this happened at their party. Although would definitely tell my friend to think who it might have been and watch that person's future footwear for signs of my shoes :)
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  • I wouldn't ask the host to replace. My designer handbags are always so big I would have put the shoes in there!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Only joking - but seriously regardless how much I paid for my shoes I would be surprised if anyone else would be willing to wear them!
  • first of all, I think asking people to remove shoes upon entering your house is the height of bad manners. if your carpet is more important to you than your friends then you need to rethink your values. That's my opinion anyway.

    But if i was in the position, I wouldn't ask for the shoes to be replaced, I would expect them to be. If this offer wasn't made, then I wouldn't be friends with these people anymore.
  • blondedate
    blondedate Posts: 13 Forumite
    Absopositivelutely - as far as i'm concerned, if you are in someone else's house, then you are under their responsibility, albeit food that makes you ill, slipping on their wet floor or losing your shoes due to their inconsiderate and thieving guests. What was that 'no win, no fee' telephone number again? :mad:
  • pineapple
    pineapple Posts: 6,931 Forumite
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    Heck no. Where's the dilemma?
    If you are going to a housewarming presumably it's a mate. It's not as if it's a business. What sort of mercenary blame culture are we living in? Bad things happen in life. There are worse things... I would expect them to be apologetic, I would expect them to ask around. It would be nice if they took me out for a meal as a gesture. But I wouldn't expect them to reimburse me unless they actually knew beforehand they had a thieving toe rag with a penchant for other peoples shoes among the guests. And maybe if the shoes were that precious to me, I should have asked for a place of safe keeping anyway.
  • kamoha
    kamoha Posts: 42 Forumite
    I would be gutted, would be mortified to ask them to replace them, if they did not offer, but £150 for a pair of shoes?? I would say it depends on how rich I am (not rich) and also how much I wanted to lose their friendship.
    If I spent £150 on a pair of shoes (not bloody likely) I'd like to think I'd keep them close in a bag in a place where they could be pilfered!
  • kamoha
    kamoha Posts: 42 Forumite
    kamoha wrote: »
    I would be gutted, would be mortified to ask them to replace them, if they did not offer, but £150 for a pair of shoes?? I would say it depends on how rich I am (not rich) and also how much I wanted to lose their friendship.
    If I spent £150 on a pair of shoes (not bloody likely) I'd like to think I'd keep them close in a bag in a place where they could be pilfered!

    Or couldn't be pilfered even! :p Oops!
  • babyharry5
    babyharry5 Posts: 258 Forumite
    toys19 wrote: »
    If you can afford £150 shoes you can afford to be magnanimous. Forget about the shoes but remember that somone at that party is thieving scoundrel
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    Hi , disagree [EMAIL="i'@m"]i'm[/EMAIL] afraid
    I have a couple of pairs of really expensive shoes - saved up for a very long time and treated myself - so, no would not be that forgiving!!
  • janaltus
    janaltus Posts: 155 Forumite
    Barri asks: What does SATC stand for? It stands for "Sex and the city" (a US television series - about a woman with a shoe fetish - broadcast on Channel Four).
    Cloudane wrote: »
    ... businesses would just say "left at owner's risk" and not pay a penny ....

    If businesses insist you leave your bags, coats, shoes, etc at the entrance to their venue, then I think they are liable and a "left at owner's risk" notice isn't worth the paper (or plastic) it is printed on. In the past I've had a coat, an expensive camera and even an expensive pair of underpants nicked whilst I've been at parties. But then I was young and went to some pretty wild and seedy parties. Now I'm older I only get invited to really tame parties (where people DO take their shoes off at the door and wouldn't dream of nicking anything off you). But, I'm a bloke with big feet and can't see anyone (except maybe someone very desperate or with a fetish) stealing my cheapo shoes. And if they are THAT desperate, they're welcome to them!:rotfl:
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