The shoe auction

Author – Mickey

Andrew volunteered to assist in the shoe auction. He’d had his Nike AirMax trainers taken from him a week earlier so he wasn’t allowed to bid in the auction. His job was to prepare all the forfeited shoes in the school hall ready for bidding, he would also be holding each pair of shoes as they are auctioned. Whilst he was placing all the shoes on temporary tables he came across his confiscated Nikes so he hid them behind the stage curtain. The hall filled up with students hoping to bag a bargain. The teacher stood at the podium with gavel in hand and the auction commenced. Andrew held up the first pair of black lace up shoes, plain and ordinary, this was the same for the first 25 pairs. Each time Andrew would leave the stage and give the shoes to the winning bidder and collect the payment and return to the stage and give the money to the auctioneer. After all the school shoes had been auctioned it was time for the confiscated sport shoes. Most of the students had come along specifically for this part of the auction as most of the trainers where nearly new just like his Nikes that he had hidden. The most popular trainers went for high prices especially Nikes followed by New Balance. A few pairs of Adidas trainers went for next to nothing. Andrew said to the teacher it was the last pair as he held up yet another pair of black Nike AirMax trainers. Andrew took them to the successful bidder and returned to the stage. As he gave the money to the teacher he was told to get the trainers he’d hidden. “We have one last pair of trainers, size 9 Nike AirMax”. Andrew stood holding his own trainers up and with every bid he knew they where gonna be on someone else’s feet before the end of the day. Again he got off the stage and reluctantly handed his trainers to the winner. He got back on the stage and gave the money for his trainers to the teacher. As he was about to leave the teacher shouted out “We have one last pair of shoes that have just come up for auction, size 9, black leather brogues”. Andrew looked at the teacher and said “We have no more shoes to auction” The teacher looked down at Andrews feet. “Yes we have, take them off”. Andrew stared out into the hall, every pair of eyes where watching him as he unlaced his shoes and removed them. He picked them up and raised them in the air just like all the other pairs before. The teacher announced to the hall that Andrew had broken the school rules for hiding a pair of trainers, his deceit has cost him his shoes aswell. May this swift punishment of him losing his shoes and selling them whilst they are still warm from his feet act as a deterrent to you all. His shoes went under the hammer and he walked off stage like each time before, only this time he was in socked feet. He handed his shoes to a guy and took the money. The guy said “The teacher was right they are still warm”. Those around him laughed as he watched the guy take off his own shoes and put on his newly acquired leather brogues. Andrew walked back to the stage and gave the money to the teacher. He sat on the edge of the stage with his socked feet dangling. He watched everyone leave, all wearing shoes and some carrying shoes whilst he had none. He watched his Nikes being carried out and then watched his leather shoes walk out on somebody else’s feet. The teacher still wanted to see him the next day about trying to steal his own trainers.
He walked home in his black socks to explain to his parents why he had not only lost his expensive trainers but also his dads expensive leather brogues which he had borrowed that morning.

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?

More shoes for the auction

Author – Jman

At our school, when students break the rules the school takes possession of their shoes. Every Friday the forfeited shoes from the past week are auctioned off. So far today 14 students have forfeited their shoes to the school. Six of those were during lunch hour. During lunch hour many students go to the gym to play basketball. David, Steve, Terry and Jared were in the gym shooting hoops. Instead of the proper gym shoes David and Steve were wearing tan deck shoes on the gym floor and Terry and Jared were wearing brown deck shoes. The coach walked into the gym and spotted the four boys in street shoes. He came up to them and asked them, “What happens when you wear deck shoes on the gym floor?” “You spend the rest of the day in your socks.” The coach took the shoes from the boys and yet they took it in stride and continued playing their game in their stocking feet. Jared had already lost two pairs of shoes for wearing them on the gym floor.

The bell rang and the afternoon class session started. Sally, Leanne, Michelle, Julie and Sabrina all came to class late. They apologized to the teacher for being late. They had gone off campus to lunch and did not get back on time. The teacher said to them, “I hope it was a good lunch because it is going to cost you your shoes.” The five girls took off their shoes. Leanne had flats. The other four were wearing sneakers. Sally, Michelle, Leanne, Julie and Sabrina were all sockies so they did not mind losing their shoes. This was the second pair of shoes that Michelle lost. She already lost a pair for not being prepared for class and dreaded having to explain to her mother why she was coming home with no shoes on.

A few minutes later Eric walked into class. He was wearing brown cowboy boots with black heels. Normally he wore high top tennis shoes but he lost his shoes for talking in class. Eric tried to sneak into class but his boots made too much noise. “Nice you could join us,” the teacher said to Eric. “Cowboy boots do make allot of noise, but lucky for you socks don’t so you might have better luck sneaking into your next class. Let’s have the boots.” Eric sighed with frustration, took of his cowboy boots, signed them, (Those who forfeit their shoes have to write their names on them in magic marker to identify themselves as the shoes former owner because anyone who lost shoes during the week cannot bid in that weeks shoe auction.), and placed them on the shelf next to the other pairs, the boots being the most noticeable pair on the shelf.

The bell rang and it was now time for afternoon break. Jason, Jake, David and Eric decided to go the gym and play basketball. Jason, David and Jake were wearing cowboy boots. Eric was in his socks since he lost his cowboy boots. When the four arrived at the gym Jake and Jason took off their boots before going onto the gym floor. David did not. Jason and Eric suggested that David remove his boots. David would not. Jason reminded them that so far 24 people have already lost their shoes. David did not care. He was not going to take off his boots. Later on Jake put his boots back on. Eric asked him if he was leaving, “No,” Jake said, “I am just putting my boots back on.” Following Jim’s lead, he then continue to play basketball in his black cowboy boots. The bell rang for the next class. No cowboy boots were lost. Then an announcement was made for David and Jim to come to the principal’s office.