Pleeease dirty the mat!

A message to all our visitors. It’s about the floor mat that slants diagonally across our doorway during the monsoon, kept that way so everyone has to walk over it to enter our living room.

Sometimes visitors see that it’s clean and try not to dirty it, trailing all dust and the wet from the rains into our home! The funniest is those who can’t bear to see it slant across the grid of our floor tiles and feel compelled to take the trouble to straighten it out!

This poem is for them 🙂


You can step on the mat that lies across my floor.

Wipe your feet as you enter the door.

Don’t try to save me the washing,

‘Cos all it does is increase my mopping.

Don’t try to move it in line with the tiles,

It’s there at a slant and that’s perfectly fine!

It’s there to take the dust off your feet,

And make my house easier to ‘keep’.

So pleeease dirty the mat that lies in your path,

It’s ok if it gets muddy, I can give it a bath.

63 Home floor mat

The floor mat


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