Worcester tops politeness survey

Worcester tops politeness survey

Worcester tops politeness survey

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WORCESTER has long been called the Faithful City, now it may be the UK's politest city too, according to a new survey.

When it comes to welcoming guests to homes, nothing can hold a candle to Worcester residents, according to a survey by Turtle Mat, the door mat company.

The study examined nationwide attitudes to cleanliness, judged on the number of people who take their shoes off when in their own home and ask guests to do the same.

In a quintessentially British trait the majority of Brits always take their shoes off when in their own homes, but a lot are too polite to ask guests to do the same.

This trend was certainly true for Worcester, where 85 per cent residents asked said they always remove their shoes in their own home but almost two thirds would not ask guests to follow suit.

This puts Worcester residents in the top slot when it comes to courtesy at the door.

Rebecca Wilson, Home Shopping Manager at Turtle Mat, said: “When you go into someone else’s home you’re always faced with that dilemma at the door; wipe your feet and keep your shoes on, or unlace and go forth in socks only."

In Worcester, it seems, most householders put the feelings of guests above the need to avoid dirty footprints to the lounge.

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4:00pm Thu 31 Jul 14

truth must out says...

It certainly would not apply to drivers in the city..........
It certainly would not apply to drivers in the city.......... truth must out
  • Score: 5

4:06pm Thu 31 Jul 14

LindaJS says...

That is so true about the footwear in the home. There is nothing better than kicking your shoes off as soon as you get in the door. My daughter however, did tell one guest to take off her shoes which she did with haste lol.
That is so true about the footwear in the home. There is nothing better than kicking your shoes off as soon as you get in the door. My daughter however, did tell one guest to take off her shoes which she did with haste lol. LindaJS
  • Score: 3

7:49pm Thu 31 Jul 14

mark7675 says...

We take our shoes off at the door and also expect our guests to do the same. We wear slippers and it feels so good after a long day to get shoes off and put soft comfy slippers on. A guest should ask if they should take their shoes off
We take our shoes off at the door and also expect our guests to do the same. We wear slippers and it feels so good after a long day to get shoes off and put soft comfy slippers on. A guest should ask if they should take their shoes off mark7675
  • Score: 1

10:44am Fri 1 Aug 14

dave cus says...

I love living in Worcester! everything within 5-10minutes distance, everything's available and peaceful.
I love living in Worcester! everything within 5-10minutes distance, everything's available and peaceful. dave cus
  • Score: 1

10:52am Fri 1 Aug 14

I'm_not_bitter says...

dave cus wrote:
I love living in Worcester! everything within 5-10minutes distance, everything's available and peaceful.
Well you are very lucky. In other areas of Worcester you'll be lucky to get half a mile in 10 minutes at the wrong time of day, and peaceful it certainly is not!
[quote][p][bold]dave cus[/bold] wrote: I love living in Worcester! everything within 5-10minutes distance, everything's available and peaceful.[/p][/quote]Well you are very lucky. In other areas of Worcester you'll be lucky to get half a mile in 10 minutes at the wrong time of day, and peaceful it certainly is not! I'm_not_bitter
  • Score: 2

12:47pm Fri 1 Aug 14

dave cus says...

yes, I am very lucky and always give back and like helping too :)

Bath road, London road, Wyldes lane, Bansford road and many more areas are good places to live and clean, only few areas can be an issue, but yes l LOVE Worcester!
yes, I am very lucky and always give back and like helping too :) Bath road, London road, Wyldes lane, Bansford road and many more areas are good places to live and clean, only few areas can be an issue, but yes l LOVE Worcester! dave cus
  • Score: 3

5:14pm Fri 1 Aug 14

obidanshinobi says...

"In a quintessentially British trait the majority of Brits always take their shoes off when in their own homes, but a lot are too polite to ask guests to do the same."

Not me, off with your shoes please unless you want to clean the carpet.
"In a quintessentially British trait the majority of Brits always take their shoes off when in their own homes, but a lot are too polite to ask guests to do the same." Not me, off with your shoes please unless you want to clean the carpet. obidanshinobi
  • Score: 2

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