I agree we are independent businessmen and being independent we can run our businesses as we see fit. I would not call you an IDIOT either...Well not seriously. I believe the wearing booties is a good idea for many service businesses. If you are a plumber, hvac technician, appliance repair it only makes sense not to track up the clients home. However when we are there to perform carpet cleaning, wearing booties makes no sense. If we were to track up the carpet, we would clean it. To do it because it makes the client feel better...what about the client that realizes it makes no sense. Hard to defend your reasoning, if asked. We might get a call once or twice a year about if we wear them while cleaning. We explaining there is no reason to and they understand. We will wear them when cleaning air ducts to avoid tracking and then needing to clean their carpet. IDIOT!