Never, ever put your feet on a table! This is one of the most important rules of etiquette and is sure to offend if broken. It is considered very rude to put your feet up on a table, chair, or any other piece of furniture, especially in someone else’s home. Even if you’re just resting your feet for a minute, it’s best to keep them on the floor.
There are a few reasons why putting your feet on a table is considered rude. First, it’s considered to be very disrespectful to the person whose table or furniture you’re using. It’s as if you’re saying that their furniture is good enough for you to put your feet on, but not good enough for you to actually sit on. Second, it’s considered to be very unhygienic. Your feet are probably the dirtiest part of your body, and no one wants that on their furniture. Finally, it’s just plain old bad manners. Your mother probably told you never to put your feet on a table, and there’s a good reason for that!
So, next time you’re tempted to put your feet up on a table, chair, or any other piece of furniture, resist the urge! It’s not worth offending someone or grossing them out. Just keep your feet on the floor and you’ll be good to go.