There'a an old saying, "Your house, your rules." That sounds reasonable, doesn't it? In Japan, guests are expected to remove their shoes before entering. That sounds like a good rule to me. I've been annoyed by dinner dates taking their phones out of their purse & placing it on the table immediately upon arrival. That begs the question, Is it rude to ask for someone's wi-fi password when you visit? A recent survey says many consider it so. 10% of respondents refused. Mobile devices on the dinner table is #5 on the list of "no, no's."

Other common house rules include watching your language (#6), especially if children are present. Remembering to flush the toilet came in at #3. The #1 house rule: Take you shoes off when entering the home.