Shop lifters shoes – Daddy’s little girls (short story)

Author – unlucky lad

A man in his thirties enters the shop with his two young daughters, he goes to the counter to buy cigarettes as his little girls go to the confectionary aisle and put sweets in their pockets. As the man pays for his cigarettes Dillon discreetly tells him his girls have put sweets in their pockets. “They’re young and don’t understand” he says apologetically, telling the girls to put the sweets back. The girls looked disappointed so Dillon suggests daddy could just pay for the sweets. The guy says he has no more money.
“But daddy you said if we hide the sweets we could keep them” said the young girl. Her sister said “You did say we could after you finished your games next door”. Dillon was annoyed at the man and discreetly pointed at the sign attached to the shelf displaying other shoplifters shoes. ‘Steal from us and we’ll take your shoes’.
Dillon leaned over the counter and said to the girls. “Daddy is going to play a game with you, he is going to give you his shoes and you must go and hide them in the shop. If daddy finds his shoes, you lose but if daddy cannot find them, you win and you get your sweets”.
“Yay” shouts the girls “Hurry up daddy give us your shoes”
The man goes red faced as he has no choice but to go along with the charade and reluctantly takes off his Adidas Samba trainers and gives them to his daughters. They leaving him standing at the till in his black socks as they run off with a shoe each. “Hide them well if you want to win your sweets” shouts Dillon. As the girls disappear the man gets a telling off by Dillon. “You take your daughters next door into a betting shop, gamble away all your money except enough for cigarettes then tell your girls to steal sweets. Pretty selfish and despicable”. The man looks down at his shoeless feet feeling ashamed.
“You’re going to pretend you can’t find your shoes and let the girls think they’ve won. You can pay for the sweets and collect your trainers tomorrow provided we can find them.

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Shoes of the shoplifters’

Author – unluckylad

The twins had only recently bought the shop, they had no idea just how bad the shoplifting is but they where going to stop it. Bart was thinking on his feet when he took away the boy’s shoes yesterday, but it had some impact, the boy was ashamed and remorseful. Hopefully doing the same to others might deter them from stealing. Bart had cleared a shelf behind the till to display shoplifters’ shoes and a sign ‘Steal from us and we’ll take your shoes’. He had already put the shoes of the school boy and those of the teacher with his photo on the shelf.
That morning Dillon overheard some boys in the next aisle discussing stealing comics. He intercepted them at the door and said “Hiding something?” The boys looked at each other with blushing faces. He marched them to the till and ordered them to open their coats. Tucked inside each coat was a comic. Dillon took them “Because you stole them the price has doubled to £6 each” he said. One of them, Ethan, managed to pay for his comic with coins, his mate Dean paid with a £10 note and given change but the tall blond boy, Brad, had only £2. “Sorry I haven’t enough” he said and became upset after reading the sign about shoplifters’ shoes. “Please Dean, lend me that £4, I don’t want to lose my shoes”. Dean replied “No, you can walk to school in your socks” he and Ethan laughed as Dillon ordered Brad to take off his shoes “Pay tomorrow and you can get your comic and shoes”. His mates stopped laughing when Dillon refused to give them their comics. “We’ve paid for them” said Dean. “Yes but only after you stole them, you’ve obviously not understood the sign ‘Steal from us and we’ll take your shoes’, I want your shoes too”. They became upset having to remove their shoes in front of the other school kids. After taking photos of the boys holding their shoes, Dillon escorted the grey socked shoeless trio out of the shop. The school kids watched as Bart placed the boys’ shoes on the shelf and told them all “Let that be a warning to anyone attempting to steal from us”.
Later that morning a man appeared at the counter demanding his colleague’s shoes. He was wearing a rugby top, black sports shorts, white football socks and cheap black trainers; his name was Ricky, a P.E. instructor. He was of athletic build, slightly taller than Dillon and came across very bullish.
“You have embarrassed my colleague by taking his shoes” he said.
“He shouldn’t steal from us; he also owes us £40”
“He owes you nothing, are you going to give them to me or am I going to have to take them” demanded the P.E. Instructor as if he was intimidating one of his pupils.
“I’m not giving you anything” said Dillon
“Then I shall just have to take them”.
“Do you know why we took your colleagues shoes?”
“I’m not interested” replied the instructor rather arrogantly as he stepped behind the counter and removed the pair of brown leather brogues from the shelf.
“That will be £40 please” said Dillon
“I told my colleague I will not leave without his shoes”
“Then pay. If you don’t pay then no shoes, if you take without paying then you too will have no shoes” warned Dillon.
The instructor wasn’t backing down. Bart had overheard everything from the stockroom and intercepted the P.E. Instructor as he left the store carrying his colleague’s shoes.
Bart told the P.E. Instructor to return inside the shop.
“Have you paid for those shoes?” said Bart.
“Err… No” replied the instructor “Are all school teachers arrogant and stupid” said Bart “You’ve demanded something that’s not yours and believe you can just take it and done exactly what your friend did yesterday and stole them” The instructor was told he had to wait for the police.
“Please don’t call the police; teachers cannot have a criminal record, take my shoes but please let me take my friends shoes, he desperately needs them”
Bart put the brown leather shoes back on the shelf then looked up and down at the instructor, “More shoes for the shelf, take them off” said Bart.
The instructor kicked off his trainers then bent down and picked them up. Bart attempted to take a photo but the instructor deliberately hid his face.
Dillon took the trainers from him and said “They aren’t worth £80, have you got money”
“No, search me, you’ve took my shoes now let me go, but please let me take my friends shoes”
Dillon thought something was not quite adding up, the Instructor repeated exactly what his friend did yesterday, quite relaxed about handing over his cheap trainers. What P.E. Instructor would wear cheap trainers! He made him stand next to the till so customers could see him in his white socked feet, more noticeable when wearing shorts. Dillon left the shop and walked around the block and then he saw the reason for the instructor’s actions.
Stood nearby was the teacher from yesterday holding a pair of black Reebok trainers. Dillon approached him; “Those trainers look too big for you” said Dillon explaining his mate was waiting for him at the shop.
“I told him to meet me here”
“Probably didn’t want to get his white socks dirty” joked Dillon. They both walked back to the shop. Once inside the teacher gave the P.E. Instructor his Reebok trainers, he quickly slipped them on his cold feet. Bart said to the teacher, “You must be here to pay us as your pal here insisted that you needed your shoes”
The teacher said “I do desperately need them for school”.
“It’s still £40 to get them back, perhaps you could loan your friend £80 or we’ll have to call the police on him” said Dillon
“I don’t have £120” he said nervously looking at his instructor colleague.
“I believe you and your colleague tried to set us up getting us to swap your leather shoes for a pair of cheap nasty trainers” said Bart. “Your both as bad as each other, not good examples to set as teachers, we should really just call the police”
Bart gives the instructor his cheap black trainers to hold again and tells him “Now you are going to allow me to take your photograph”. The P.E. Instructor let him. Dillon takes the black trainers and puts them back on the shelf. “As you both where in on today’s deceit you are both responsible for today’s shoe theft” and points at the sign ‘Steal from us and we’ll take your shoes’. It was now lunchtime and school kids where beginning to enter the shop.
Bart looks over the counter and notices the teacher wearing black New Balance trainers and his Instructor mate now wearing black Classic Reebok trainers.
“Take off your shoes or we’ll call the police” both teachers had no choice and took off their trainers. Bart took a photo of each of them holding their sports shoes, then took the trainers and placed them on the shelf. With both teachers stood in their socks and school kids sniggering behind them, Bart advised them that to get their shoes back tomorrow will cost them £120.
“You’ve accused me of stealing shoes that belong to none of us; you’ve then taken my shoes, then accused me of stealing my own shoes and taken more shoes from me. Then you want me to pay £120 to get my own shoes back, my brown leather shoes cost no where near that when bought brand new” said the teacher.
“Dillon said “But you’ll be getting four pairs, that’s £30 a pair. So your original pair brown leather shoes will only cost you £30, that’s £10 cheaper than this morning” he laughed as he escorted the shoeless teachers out of his shop.
Ricky the Instructor argued with his colleague as they walked in socked feet back to the school. “Why did I let you talk me into losing my own trainers”.

To be continued.

Shoes of the shop lifters

Author – unluckylad

The convenience store was owned by Dillon and his twin brother Bart, aged 38 and former marines, at 6ft tall they certainly knew how to look after themselves. Sales where good especially being close to the local school. Always busy before and after school with the school kids. One major issue was theft, the school didn’t take their concerns seriously so each time the police where called the kids where just cautioned and any adults arrested where released within a few hours and back stealing again. There was no punishment to deter the thieves, if caught they just handed the stolen items back and would try again later.
One morning during the school rush they caught a 15 year old boy stealing a bottle of cola. Dillon stopped him leaving the shop and marched him to the till. Bart was determined to make him pay but the boy had no money, so demanded something of value as deposit until he could pay. “I have nothing of value” said the boy. Dillon looked the boy up and down and noticed the new school shoes on his feet. “Shoes” said Dillon. The boy looked horrified at the prospect of losing his shoes.
“I need them for school” he said
“I need people to pay for stuff” said Bart. “Now take them off”
“You can have them back when you pay for your drink, which will be double the original price. So give me your shoes or I’ll call the police and then you’ll also be late for school”. The boy took off his shoes and gave them to Dillon, he gave the boy his bottle of cola and told him he could have shoes back when he pays for his drink. The boy left the shop with all the other kids laughing at his socked feet. Bart said to his brother “I think it’s the first time anyone caught stealing has been remorseful, I do believe we might of found a deterrent to stealing”.
Half an hour later a teacher entered the shop, “We’ve had a complaint from a pupil that you’ve taken his shoes”. Bart retrieved the boys shoes and placed them on the counter and said “You mean these!” . The teacher picked up the shoes and told them you cannot steal shoes off my pupils feet. “Then your pupil should not steal from us, besides the shoes ain’t stolen, they are our property until he pays for his drink. The teacher, full of his own self importance, walked to the exit carrying the shoes and said “I’ll be giving him his shoes back”. Dillon, enraged by the teachers arrogance followed him outside, stopped him and ordered him back inside the shop. The teacher, 30, smaller than Dillon had no choice but to obey the shopkeeper and return to the shop. He was told that until the boy paid for his drink, his shoes where their property to which he’d just attempted to steal, accusing the teacher of theft. The teacher offered to pay for the stolen drink. “Too late” said Dillon, “You didn’t steal the drink but the shoes, we have to call the police, our policy”. The teacher told them there really wasn’t any need for the police and could they resolve the issue amicably. Like the boy earlier the teacher was told to pay for the stolen goods, Bart said the stolen shoes where quite new and worth about £30, “I’m not paying £30” said the teacher. Dillon replied “You’re right you’re not, you’ll be paying £60, we charge double the price for stolen goods. The teacher was outraged, “I don’t have £60”. “We’ll give you the same option as the boy earlier, give us something of value as a deposit. When you pay us you’ll get back your deposit” said Bart. The teacher had £20 in his wallet “I’ve nothing else”. Dillon told the teacher to take off his shoes. “No way!” He said. “Shoes or the police” said Bart. The teacher reluctantly took off his shoes and handed them over. Dillon could smell the leather of the warm brown brogues. “Not worth £60, give me the £20 aswell. Return with another £40 and you’ll get your shoes back. He handed over the money and asked for the boys shoes telling them he’s paid for them with his own shoes. It will cost £4 to get them as that is how much the boy owes for his drink. “But I’ve just given you all my money” said the teacher. “When the boy pays £4 and you pay us £40 you both can have your shoes back” said Dillon. Bart got out his mobile and told the teacher to hold his shoes to his chest and he took a photo explaining anyone could come in and claim the shoes and this way without doubt we’d know they’re yours. The teacher stormed out of the shop in his red socks which added more attention and embarrassment to his shoeless state.
“Why the photo?” asked Dillon to his brother. “We know they’re his shoes”. Bart explained it will be an extra deterrent to anyone else who may think about stealing from us. “From now on all stolen goods must be paid for with the price doubled, we will also take their shoes everytime. Hopefully the embarrassment of leaving in socked feet might shame them, they can collect them next day with full payment of their stolen goods. It’s a win win, double profit on stolen goods and today we got £60 for nothing from the teacher just for him to get back his own shoes”.
“That’s if he collects his shoes!” said Dillon.
“Don’t worry he’ll definitely return and pay to get them back” said Bart with a big smile.
“Perhaps we should refuse to give them back unless they return in their socked feet” joked Dillon.
To be continued.

The shoe museum pt 3

Author – Jman

Eric, John, Caleb and Derek began their walk through the display hall in the shoe museum. The guide first pointed them to the original sneaker collection that began the museum. The four admired the sneakers and thought that they were some pretty cool shoes. The guide looked at their shoes and said, “You also have some cool shoes that are worth being put on display.”

As the four college age students continued looking at all the shoes on display, they came to some cowboy boots all in very good condition. One pair of boots was made of genuine alligator skin and was very expensive. Eric remarked about how cool those boots were. The guide replied, “I remember how the guy that was wearing them really hated to have to give them up.” Eric was kind of puzzled at this comment. “Give them up?” Eric replied. “Yes,” said the guide, “We take the shoes of everyone who comes to our museum and they are added to our display. Most people cooperate when we ask for their shoes and take them off right away but some, especially those with new or expensive shoes, tend to put up a fuss and try to get out of having to give up their shoes but in the end we still get them.”

The four lads continued looking at the shoes and came to the end of the display. The museum guide pointed out the shoes that belonged to the four boys they had teased earlier. “Three of the four cooperated and handed over their shoes when asked but the one who had the new tennis shoes did resist but eventually the shoes came off.”

Next to these four pair of shoes was an empty shelf. The guide said to the four, “You can place your shoes here.” “No problem,” said Caleb. “Okay,” said John and the two took off their shoes and placed them on the display shelf. Eric and Derek resisted the command to remove their shoes. The museum guide reminded them that when they signed the guest book they agreed to pay the admission, which was their shoes, upon leaving the building. Therefore the museum had the right and authority to take them. Eric and Derek took a deep breath in frustration, unlaced their shoes, took them off and placed them on the shelf. The four young lads then left the display area in their sock feet just as many had before them.

As they were leaving Will, Cody, Mike and Jake were standing there. As Eric, Derek, Caleb and John walked by, Will said to the four, “Nice socks.” The eight lads began to think about who they could bring to the shoe museum next time.

The shoe Museum PT 2

Author – Jman

Will, Cody, Mike and Jake along with others in their class went to visit the shoe museum. The shoe museum requires all visitors to donate their own shoes to the museum to be put on display. The shoe museum was started by a sneaker head who had a well known sneaker collection. Everyone wanted to see his sneaker collection because it was so cool. One day a few other sneaker heads went to see his collection. One of them said, “This is a real cool collection. You should charge people to see it.” “Good idea,” the sneaker head said and he charged the visitors two dollars to view his collection. The visitors did not have any money on them so one of them said jokingly, “We can give you our sneakers to add to your collection.” “Good idea,” the sneaker head said, “give me your shoes and I will put them on display along with mine.” Once they realized he was being serious, they removed their shoes and put them on the shelf. The sneaker head the decided that everyone who wanted to see his sneaker collection would have to donate their own shoes to his collection. Eventually other types of shoes were added as these were what people were wearing when they came to see the sneaker collection and so the shoe museum was born and has kept of the tradition of requiring visitors to add their own shoes to the collection on display.

The museum guide began to collect the shoes of the visitors to the museum to be put on display. Cody, Mike and Jake handed over their shoes willingly. They were really looking forward to see Will lose his shoes since he made a big deal about them and showed them off to the others. Cody and Mike had been to the shoe museum before and knew what would be happening and were sure to wear old shoes that day. Will was horrified at the fact that he would be losing these shoes he loved so much.
Will pleaded with the museum guide to let him keep his shoes but the museum guide refused. Eventually Will’s shoes came off and were put on display with all the others. The museum guide locked the case with the shoes in it and the Jake, Will, Cody, Mike and all the others left the display room in stocking feet.

As they were leaving for college age boys came into the museum and were signing the guest book. Eric was wearing tan leather shoes. John was wearing blue and gold high top tennis shoes. Caleb was wearing black skate shoes. Derek was wearing white tennis shoes. Eric looked at the sock footed students and said, “Nice socks.” Cody replied, “Nice shoes” and he and his friends left the building. Eric, John, Caleb and Derek started laughing at the shoeless lads and said, “What losers. They really need to get some shoes.” Then the four walked into the display room.

to be continued.

The prefect PT 8 – New Teachers

Author – Shoeless Guy

The school had two new teachers, both 25 and fresh out of University. A class of 15 year olds where taking advantage of one of them, Mr Johnson. He wasn’t going to allow their disruptive behaviour to continue and ordered Noah and Ryan, the ringleaders, to stand in separate corners with hands on their heads, the rest of the class had to write lines of ‘I must respect teachers at all times’ for the whole lesson. The new teacher kept reminding both boys “In here you obey the rules” much to their humiliation especially as their arms were aching with their hands constantly on their heads. Before leaving everyone got extra homework. The two ringleaders where told to spend lunchtime writing out the same lines and bring them to him after lunch. Mr Johnson let both boys know he took great pleasure in disciplining them, much to their dismay. He’d now gained great confidence asserting his authority over pupils. Leaving the classroom Noah told Ricky of his dislike to the new teacher and would rather spend lunchtime in the Sin Bin than writing out lines.
Each lunchtime period, Mr Johnson and Mr Steel, the other new teacher, had been visiting activities to help them integrate quicker. Today they spotted Noah and Ricky waiting outside the old gym with three others, Shane, Ryan and Steve the Prefect. Unaware of the Sin Bin, Mr Johnson wanted to know why Noah and Ricky were not doing their punishment. The Prefect told them they’d been disruptive and would be spending lunchtime in the Sin Bin as punishment. Out of curiosity and to also ensure both boys weren’t evading his punishment, MrJohnson demanded to see inside the Sin Bin. Steve refused as it would undermine the Prefects authority having teachers present. The refusal made Mr Johnson more insistant telling Steve as a teacher he could do as he wanted. Disliking the teachers arrogance he told him “The Headteacher created the rules, go speak with him, until then prefects and pupils only”. Ben arrived and unlocked the door, Steve explained the situation to him. “You should know the importance of rules” said Ben “No teachers in the Sin Bin”.
Johnson wasn’t backing down, determined to make sure Noah and Ricky weren’t getting one over on him, “We’ll enter with the pupils, you won’t notice us” he said. “But your still teachers” said Ben. “Forget that we’re teachers” insisted Mr Steel. “You will have to follow the Sin Bin rules, are you really sure?” said Ben. Both teachers unaware of the rules, agreed. Mr Johnson told everyone “We’ll just be students once we’re inside”. Without hesitation Steve snapped a photo of both naive teachers. Mr Steel’s phone rang, “Sorry I need to take this” he said as he wandered off down the corridor. Everyone including Mr Johnson followed the prefects inside. “You know the rules” said Ben. Mr Johnson watched as the pupils removed their shoes. Ryan protested being there. Steve told him he had been argumentative about Shane attending again. Eventually all the pupils where sat on the floor in their socked feet except the teacher. Ben informed the teacher of the shoe confiscation rule. Mr Johnson insisted he wasn’t here for punishment just observation, therefore he wasn’t taking his shoes off and decided to leave. “You cannot leave” said Ben.
“As a teacher I think I can do as I please” he replied arrogantly.
Shane shouted “Everyone has to follow the rules even though your supposedly not teachers but students whilst in here”.
Steve reiterated “Yes you insisted that you’re not a teacher in here”. Noah shouted “What did you say in class earlier Sir, In here you obey the rules”. Steve reminded him that disobedient students details and photos would be emailed to all teachers. ‘That would be more embarrassing than giving up his shoes’ he thought as he stared at the Prefects.
“Are you going to obey and give me your shoes?” asked Ben. Mr Johnson sat on the floor, he could feel everyone staring at him as he unlaced and removed his shoes. He stood up and couldn’t help feeling like a naughty schoolboy as he handed his shoes to Ben. The prefect looked at the still warm shoes, black Kickers, not smart dress shoes. “Trainers must be sent to the Headteachers office for confiscation”. Mr Johnson was confident that his threat was empty, he followed an order to go sit at the back of the gym, Noah and Ricky grinned as he walked past them in his black socked feet. He sat as far out of sight as he could.
Mr Steel eventually entered the Sin Bin. “Sorry about that, I am here now. Where is my colleague?”
“Sat at the back” said Ben. He proceeded to walk towards his colleague. “Stop” shouted Ben, “Get back here”. Mr Steel turned and glared at Ben. “How dare you speak to a teacher like that” he said.
“Remember you’re not a teacher in here” said Ben. Mr Steel looked at his colleague sitting on the floor in socked feet, “We agreed to follow the rules” said Mr Johnson rather sheepishly.
“Get back here Steel and take off your shoes”
The teacher looked down at his feet and without hesitation removed his black shoes and handed them to Ben. As with his colleague, he was told his shoes looked like trainers and should be sent to the headteacher. Although embarrassed having his shoes confiscated it excited him, reminding him of his school years. He thought his days of being in his socks were over but here he was liking his shoeless state. Ben placed the teachers shoes next to Johnson’s confiscated footwear on the desk. He walked to the back of the gym and sat next to his shoeless colleague as the pupils stared with delight. Mr Johnson told him how embarrassed he was. “Bloody students taking our shoes” he said. Mr Steel told him that he shouldn’t of been so persistent in entering the Sin Bin. “Rules are rules” he said as he secretly enjoyed his shoe punishment and that of his colleagues shoeless embarrassment. Ben reminded everyone of the rules of silence.
The Headteacher entered, both teachers hid behind some gym equipment to avoid further embarrassment. The Head picked up the box of shoes, noticing the trainers on the desk he said “Those for my office?, they will never learn!” He picked up the teacher’s shoes and placed them in the box, he left as quick as he came. The two teachers sat at the back of the Sin Bin in their socked feet unaware that their boss had just taken way their shoes.
To be continued.

The day of the shoe auction

Author – jman

It was the afternoon of the shoe auction. On a table sat 50 pairs of shoes. There were sneakers, cowboy boots, work boots, deck shoes, skate shoes and flats in all sizes that had been forfeited to the school for such things as being late or unprepared for class, running in the halls, being disruptive or wearing street shoes on the gym floor.

The students filed into the gym. Some, in sock feet, came to see their shoes going to new owners. Others came in hoping to get a good deal on a pair of shoes. The first pair to be auctioned off were Scott’s cowboy boots that he lost for spitting on another student. Ryan finally got them for $65.00. As he took them from the table he held them in his hands and raised them up high as he walked past Scott. Unfortunately, the next week, Ryan got mouthy with a teacher and lost them.

The next pair to be auctioned off were Alex’s red and black sneakers. Matt was the firs to bid on them. Matt really wanted those sneakers bad. In fact he taunted Alex in class to get Alex in trouble so Alex would lose his sneakers. Yes, Matt lost his own shoes in the process but it was worth it because now Alex’s shoes were up for auction. (Students often tried to get other people in trouble so they would lose their shoes, especially if it was a pair they really liked.) Yet, Matt was told that because his shoes were also in the auction that he could not bid, Matt was furious because his plan to get Alex’s shoes backfired and now his shoes were gone. Alex’s shoes went for $110. Next Matt’s sneakers were auctioned off and went for $80. As was the practice. The new owner of the shoes raised the shoes in his hands as we walked past the former owner.

Next to be sold were Rick’s old beat-up white sneakers that were almost falling apart. Rick sat there in his grey socked feet and said to the person next to him, “They should actually pay someone to take those shoes.” But someone did take them for $10.

The auction went on and the rest of the forfeited shoes were sold to the highest bidder. The shoe auction brought in $3200.
And now the week was over. Will the students follow the rules next week or will more shoes be lost?