Chatted with a friend after two weeks. Funny problem has cropped up between husband and wife thanks to WFH. W has had ankle surgery some years ago and one foot keeps bothering her now and then. They have a huge house with tiles downstairs and upstairs I think most rooms have carpet. She's always been a SAHM, kids now home from college. Due to the foot problem, she wears comfortable shoes with laces at home (even with salwar kameez or nightie). These are strictly indoors shoes and I've seen she doesn't wear them even a few steps outside the door like when saying bye to friends. H doesn't approve of anyone wearing shoes inside the house, so in the evenings and weekend she used to wear the fluffy slippers kind. Now, with everybody at home, she is on her feet all day cooking, cleaning and what not. Her foot is really hurting. I told her to wear the shoes and her H will understand. The poor woman is in pain but I found the situation funny. How can two people with adult children disagree on something so basic. Her H doesn't explicitly stop her, but she can tell that he disapproves. : ) Like, he will pause conversation with son when he hears the sound of her shoes and she coming into the room, and will look at the shoes before resuming conversation. : ) Anyway, I told her she better start wearing the shoes and avoid having to go to the doctor in this Covid time. I thought why her H has to be such an ass! Wouldn't physical comfort and care matter more than practices we grew up following! Which makes me wonder - do you wear footwear in the house? I wear super comfortable ones that I used to get from India. Running out of that stock.