Lost to a roof

Author – Shoelossfan

My story starts off back when I was in middle school about 8 or so years ago, It was the middle of summer vacation while I was living in Colorado springs at the time and one of my favorite things to do was hang out at the local elementary school park (as the school itself had about 3 playgrounds since it was attached to a rather large park) Anyway I was at the playground of the far side of the park from where I normally entered, swinging on the playground swings since I always loved to do that when I was little. My shoes at the time were some kind of black sneaker but It’s hard to remember the brand since back then I went through shoes like crazy, I was wearing them loose since I like of liked to kick off my shoes while I was on the swings from time to time and see how far they would go.

While swinging there I noticed a group of 3-4 middle schoolers about a grade above me (I was about the enter the 7th grade) rounded around the corner of the school, and I don’t really know what was going through their heads, but I was all on my lonesome and they figured they were going to have a little bit of fun with me. Myself being a bit stupid looking back at it now waved over and greeted them since I really had no friends near my age range. (I have some autism though it’s not that severe and this is around the time my shoe loss fetish was starting to form, leading to a lot of awkward moments.) I fixed my shoes as I looked the trio over since I have made a few enemy’s in the area because I would try to steal shoes from time to time.

There were I think two girls and a guy in their little group I think and the guy greeted me as well while the girls sat on the swings that flanked me, of course being the teenage I was I couldn’t really look away from their choice in shoes, which I think they were both wearing sneakers of some branding. They asked me if I wanted to hang out with them which of course I figured It wouldn’t hurt, so we chatted about a few things walked around the playground area and on the equipment.

After a few minutes I was sitting on top of this electrical thing that was on the pavement between the playground and school (no idea what it was used for), and they wanted to go onto the school roof to continue the chat. Now before you ask there was a way to get up there since the main electrical transformer and such for the school was right against the wall, it was somewhat easy to get on top of (there wasn’t any exposed wires or such.) however I was a bit of a coward and didn’t want to follow them up there. So one of the girls got the bright idea that I needed some motivation to go up there, while her two friends went up ahead of her, she then out of the blue took one of my sneakers off and tossed it up onto the school roof, Telling me that “If you want your shoe back then come on up with us, besides it’s fun.”
She then went up to the school roof to join her friends leaving me standing at the school wall without my shoe, I was wearing those cheap Hanes socks that have grey on the toes and heel while the rest was white. For a few minutes I couldn’t believe what had happened to me, but at the time I was worried about being caught and was a lot a bit paranoid about what would happen if I was caught on the school roof. I shouted up to them asking for my shoe back but they just said in something of a teasing tone. “If you want it back then come up here!”

At that point I just knew that my shoe was gone for good so I started to make my way out of the park with one shoe and one sock, A bit upset and worried since those were my only shoes at the time. Luckily when I got home no one else was home so it was easy to sneak into my room but I never saw that shoe again and for a few days I had to go around with only one until my parents could afford to get me some new shoes.

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No books, no pencils, no shoes

Author – Jman

We have a teacher who requires that students come prepared for class by having their book and pencil. Those without these things are to borrow them from the teacher and leave a shoe as collateral (one shoe per item borrowed). Students needing materials would take off their shoes and put them in a black box by the teachers desk marked “shoe jail.” Students would then get their books and pencils and when pencils are books were returned, they would get their shoes back.

Some students did not like this policy and so they would simply just go without books and pencils. The teacher began to notice this and so one day she did a book and pencil check. Everyone had to hold their book and pencil in their hands to show that they had them. Those who did not have pencils or books were then told to take off their shoes and hold them up. The teacher came and collected the shoes of the unprepared students and put them in the shoe jail and gave them books and pencils for them to borrow. This was going to be the procedure at the start of each class. Students who did not have a book and pencil to hold up at pencil check would have to hold up a shoe in order to borrow a pencil. The slogan was that if you are not prepared for class then be prepared to take off your shoes.

Usually there were a few each day that forgot pencils and had to give up their shoes. The teacher would be able to collect all shoes without trouble as she was able to handle them all. One day we decided that we were all going to forget our books and pencils on the same day. It was time for pencil check and everyone in the class took off their shoes to exchange them for books and pencils. The teacher did her best to bundle all the shoes in her arms but kept dropping them as she transported them to the shoe jail.

We then decided to do the same thing the next day. The third time we all forgot our pencils on the same day, she realized that we were doing this on purpose.

The fourth day we did this, the joke was on us. We were sitting there without our shoes on and there was an evacuation drill. We had to leave the building in our stocking feet. We proceeded to the grassy field which was wet from a recent rain. We stood there with wet grass and mud clinging to our white socks. The whole thing was fun. It probably won’t be the last time we don’t bring a pencil to class

Platform Shoes – The revenge

Author – Shoeless Guy

The shoeless students arrived at college and explained the situation to their superiors who discovered the missing footwear had been placed in the lost property office at the railway station. This didn’t stop them having to walk all day in their socks. On the return train all the shoeless students descended upon the lost property office to collect their shoes. To their dismay they had to pay a fee to reclaim their shoes. Due to the large amount of students needing their shoes and save time they where allowed into the property room and retrieve them of the shelves, also in the room where some rail workers jackets. Some of the students decided to borrow the jackets and sneaked them out of the room, revenge was at hand and a plot was quickly being hatched as the high school pupils train was due to arrive. The students who had borrowed the railway jackets headed for the platform for the arrival of the high school pupils train. Upon arrival the carriage doors opened and out poured the pupils and other passengers. They spotted the two ‘high viz’ guys from this morning, they where quite distinctive as they where quite tall and probably the oldest, about 19 years of age. The disguised students approached them and asked them to follow them, which they did. They took them to an empty room near the end of the platform that they had discovered earlier. They where told about the hazardous liquid, the 19 year old boys laughingly claimed it was just food coloring poured over the flooded walkway. They stopped laughing when the disguised students claimed the water was already contaminated before they had colored it. ‘We need to take your shoes and get them tested, “our school shoes are in our bags, the sneakers we are now wearing where in our bags this morning so you won’t need them”. They took the shoes out of their bags “You may have contaminated everything in your bags so we’ll need them too”. They handed over the bags and their school shoes, “we’ll still need your sneakers too just in case of cross contamination” the 19 year old boys looked at each other then at their feet and slowly took the Adidas and Nike athletic shoes off revealing white sports socks. Struggling, the students carried the school boys bags, two pairs of school shoes and the still warm Adidas and Nike sneakers towards the door, “wait here and we’ll be back shortly” they said as they closed the door leaving the boys stood shoeless in their white socks. After an hour of waiting they where desperate to leave but the platform was busy and they where too embarrassed to be walking around the platform shoeless displaying white socked feet. They went back inside and closed the door. Another hour had passed and they noticed a sheet of paper being slid under the door. It read ‘Although the deadline for April Fool has passed so has the opening hours for the lost property office, where will be your bags and your school shoes, for each item there is a reclaim fee, we’ve saved you money by not having to reclaim your sneakers as we’re keeping them to cover our costs of retrieving our shoes earlier. Oh and good luck getting them tomorrow before your train to school as the lost property office is closed until 10am. Now who are the fools on this April Day?’ “I cannot believe we fell for our own prank” said one of the boys looking down at his socks. Arriving by train with two pairs of shoes each to leaving with none, the two 19 year old boys opened the door, the platform was still busy as they walked towards the exit and could see everyone staring at them walking in their socks. They then realized that their money was in their bags so they were going to have to walk the several blocks home shoeless.

Platform shoes

Author – Shoeless guy

Each morning the school kids had to use the train to go to the high school in the next town to the north, also the college students used the station to get to lessons in the town to the south, there was always rivalry between them but they where always separated by the rail track on opposite platforms. The college students used a side entrance to the station down a narrow walkway. This particular April morning they where confronted on the walkway by a red liquid which covered several metres of the path. To avoid this they would have to use the main entrance which would of meant a ten minute detour. Rather than do this the boys decided to just walk through the liquid to get to the platform. Upon entering the station they where stopped by two young guys wearing ‘high viz’ jackets telling them that the red liquid they had just walked through was a chemical spillage and there shoes needed to be specially cleaned. So that they did not miss their train they where told to remove their shoes, they would be cleaned on the same train by specialist cleaners and then given back to them on the platform at the destination station. Each boy took off their shoes and handed them over to the guys in the ‘high viz’ jackets, they where each handed a receipt for their shoes, to which the boys placed in their pockets and continued walking to the platform edge in their socked feet. The pupils on the opposite platform where laughing and jeering at them as per usual but more so as they where shoeless. The ‘high viz’ guys collected all the shoes in a large flatbed trolley and wheeled it along the platform. The train arrived and the students boarded it in their socks. As the train pulled away they could see the ‘high viz’ guys still on the platform, removing their high visibility jackets to reveal the school uniform of the opposing school. Also still on the platform was the trolley full of their shoes. The shoeless students pulled the receipts out of their pockets and on the back of each receipt was written ‘APRIL FOOL’S.

A Real Grammar School boy

Author – Kevin and James

Kevin:

I work in a convenience shop in a rural area, and opposite the store is a real english grammar school. it’s real cute to see all the boys go along every day in their grey school caps and blazers.

One day I’m looking at the videa at the back of the store and I see this kid looking at the shelf were the pringles should be. I take a box and go to restock the shelf, and then i wander round till I meet the fellow. he asks me if know where the pringles are so I’m like “yeah, on the shelf where they always are” and he’s “I just checked there.”
He looked like a real real goody goody type, the sort who never gets into trouble, and i’m good for a tease, so i say, “you know what let’s bet.” Hw doesn’t seem too bothered – after all he is sure tha the prigles are not there, and he agrees. For good measure I take off my white sneakers and give them to someone to hold, and i take out my remote control and lock the doors, just to make sure that no one runs off with them.
we go round to the crisps aisle, and there the pringles are. I take back my shoes and ask him for his. He’s really reluctant, and it takes a minute or two, but he realises that i am serious, and then he asks if he can buy them back. i say “Definitely, but im not selling you somehting on your feet, First give them over, then we will talk.” He hands them over, they area good pair of shoes, and i turn them over and knock oon the soles. the labels are still on, Clark’s the shoe type gadwell, and i read it aloud and then say c’mon how much will you give me for them.
there are a few people gathered round already, and eh looks really comical, school cap, grey blazer, blue school shirt, grey trousers and socks, and no shoes. He rummages in his pocket and pulls out a fiver, and offers it to me.
I’m like “five pounds for a pair of shoes like this?” Then i offer im a deal. “you know what, if you promise to wear nothing on your feet for the next 48 hours – no old shoes, sneakers, slippers, nothing, just one pair of these grey school socks, – ten i will give it back to you in 48 hours for a fiver.” We shake hands, and i assure him that i trust him. He pays for his pringles and off he goes shoeless, back to school.

James:

I simply could not believe what i got myself into. i was so so sure there were no crisps on the shelf and i ended up losing my shoes.
I returned to school shoeless, and all my friends had already heard what had happened.
I was primarily worried about one of out two things, 1) one of the teachers giving me a detention, – which i had never been in before – because after all I missing a basic part of school uniform, 2) my mother, who would probably go mad if she found out.
Thankfully the teachers either didn’t notice or ignored. After school i took the bus home; there were a few older ladies who stared, but all in all it past peacefully, and i was homw before my mother. Later she came home with loads of shopping, and she texted me to come out the car and help her. I went out to the car in my grey socks, my mo noticed stright away, she asked me where my shoes were, so i lied and said upstairs, in the bedroom. After I lied to her she accepted it, and i relaxed a bit, i started feeling all the different surfaces under my feet, the gravel drive where she parks the car, the soft, slightly wet lawn, the paved path to the front door, the abrasive mat in the porch, the hall carpet and the kitchen lino, and in all honesty it was quite enjoyable.
The next mrning i slipped out without my mom noticing. But now i was little worried, because we had sports that day and if i wouldn’t wear my sneakers i would end in detention – plus i would definitely come home after my mother.
At the end of the first period Mr. Parson, our form master called me and asked why i wasn’t wearing shoes. i was too embarrased to say anything, then he asked what are the story with my sneakers. Again i didn’t answer, and he said did you bring them to school. i nodded, and he asked if i can’t wear so i nodded again. [i didn’t realise that Kevin had spoken to him.] He told me that i definitely will not get a detention if i brought my sneakers. He then told that the sports teacher didn’t show up, so he’ll be taking us for an hour, after which the older class will join us for another hour, and we will go together ot the playing field.
For sports he made me participate in my socks. towards the end of the lesson, just when we were on the ropes kevin turned up. [the school call him in when they take us out of the premises, sinde legally they need more adults out of the school grounds. I was just halfway up a rope and keving started tickling my feet, i was holding on for dear life – as it was the rope was cutting into my hands and feet.
At the end the older calss filed into the gymnasium. Our class all changed to their school shoes and we put on our blazers and caps, and lined up by the school entrance joined by the older class. There were another two boys there who had forgotten their sneakers, and Mr. Parson decided that we all should walk at the back in our socks. It was a kilometre walk and when we got there everyone changed back into their sports stuff, we did a few laps, hopped a bit, and then mr. parson decided to do wheel barrow races. he piared the other two boys in socks, and then told Kevin to be my partner. I was stuck being the barrow, with Kevin stopping every now andthen to tickle my feet. When we walked back he let eveeryone wear their schoolshoes, except for me of course.
That night was the same story – with me pretending to my mother that i had my shoes, and slipping out in the morning. During break uwent over to the store and received my shoes back, and kevin didn’t even take the fiver.

Kevin:

Forgot to mention that the boys all wear ties too. Cannot describe how comical it was o watch a group of boys in ties blazers school caps and all with lace shoes, followed by three bys walking along in their grey socks.

James:

Since those 48 hours i have become much more aware of my feet. before then i never walked without shoes, even at home, since then i ahve started appreciating it and i do it both indoors nad out

Giving My Daughter’s Friends’ Sneakers a “Grease Job”

Author – Debbie Keds

About 15 years ago, my daughter had 3 of her friends came over and the spend the night during the summer. Three were wearing Converse low tops, and one was wearing Nike Shox. Now of the girls were not wearing socks as it was warm outside. The girls left their sneakers at the front door, and I could not resist checking them out and trying them on. Their sizes ranged from 8 to 10, and their insoles were warm and moist on my bare feet.

I had to play a little prank on the girls’ sneakers since they were left unattended and vulnerable at the front door. The new jar of Vaseline I had recently purchased at Walmart came to mind. So I put a gob of Vaseline in the toe area of each sneaker. lol.

The next morning, I heard some screams as they put their toes into the goo. It was hilarious! Later, I went to the grocery store and unbeknownst of me, the girls decided to get their “revenge” on me. They went to my closet and proceed to finish off the jar of Vaseline in my most expensive work high heels along with my favorite sneakers! It was a mess!!! But I deserved.

Thanks,

Debbie Keds

Shoeplay dare

Author – sockedboy

Yesterday at school I was playing with my shoes in class. I was popping my heels out and in and take them off every time and dangle them around under my desk. At some point I saw a classmate next to me waving at me and pointing at my feet. I ignored him at first but he kept on doing it so I looked at him and then he made a gesture I should shove over my shoe, I guess. I looked at him with a questioning face pretending I didn’t know what he meant. Then he started writing a note and he threw that on my desk. It said, I dare you to shove your shoes over to me… I looked at him again and he made this gesture again. I felt reluctant and I shook my head. Then a second note landed on my desk saying, I still dare you… All this time I was sitting there with my heels popped out. Then a third note came saying, come on do it, I just want to look at them from nearby… I looked at him again and at the same time I thought, what can happen, we’re in class we can not go anywhere. So I took off my left shoe first and shoved it quietly over to him. At the same time I felt uncertain about this action. He picked up my shoe and looked at it and then he pointed at my other shoe, he wanted that one too. With a little hesitate I shoved my right shoe over too. Now I sat there in my blue socked feet not knowing what he would do to my shoes. He held them for a moment and then he gave them to the guy next to him. Now I really got the shivers because I lost sight of my shoes. I quickly wrote a note I want my shoes back but he only laughed at me with the guy next to him. At the end of the lesson I asked for my shoes but they only laughed at me and said we don’t know where your shoes are, we guess you have to search for them yourself. As everyone was leaving the room I walked around looking for my shoes but they were nowhere to be found. Then I saw this open window and I tought, oh no they would’nt… I opened the window further and looked down and I could see my shoes laying on the ground. I was on the second floor and now I had to cross half the school to get to my shoes. The only thing I worried about was that it was break time. I walked out of the room into the corridor to the staircase. A lot of schoolmates saw me and made fun of me. When I reached the place where my shoes should be they were gone. Now I really got worried because I didn’t know who took them now. I got back inside to follow the next lessons. I asked this guy again for my shoes but he said that he really did not have them anymore. I spend the rest of the day without shoes. After the last lesson I walked to my locker to get my jacket on and go home. On my way to the exit I ran into the janitor, he asked me why I was in socks. I told him about the dare and he only grinned and said, you’re lucky it’s not that cold today, I would have borrowed you some shoes but there aren’t any in the lost and found, I’m sorry. I pulled up my shoulders and I walked outside. I walked for a while towards home when suddenly the two guys from class showed up, holding my shoes. I said can I have them back now? One said shure, and he held one in towards me and just when I wanted to grab it he threw it over to the other guy. This went on for a little while and finally I got my shoes back. I think after all it was a funny dare…