Escape house pt.4

Author – Irsocks

Alex’s room looked like a playroom. There was a giant ball pit with hundreds of black balls in it. There was a scanner on the wall also. The card on the table read, ‘Find the ball with the logo of the company that makes superstars. This was going to be hard seeing as all the balls looked the same until Alex noticed one ball with a big gold star in a square on it. He quickly grabbed it and placed it in front of the scanner on the wall. He heard a buzzer sound and the words try again. Alex knew it couldn’t have been that easy, but he had to try it. He jumped into the ball pit and dug through the balls one after another. It seemed like forever before he found the only ball that was white. It had the Adidas symbol on it. Duh, he said to himself because he realized he was wearing black and white Adidas superstars. Alex wore his superstars extra loose today. He was so focused on finding the ball that he didn’t realize that his sneakers had come off until he got out of the ball pit and looked down to see his white heel and toe black Adidas no show socks. There was no way he was going to leave his sneakers behind. He placed the ball on the floor and jumped back into the ball pit to find his sneakers. After having no luck finding them, he dug his way back out of the ball pit. To his horror he could see his bare feet. He could not believe he had lost both his sneakers and his socks. Alex didn’t even try to go back into the ball pit. He was ready to leave. He scanned the ball and a slot opened on the wall revealing a key. He got the key and used it to open a door and walked through it glad that he had won but mad that he had lost his sneakers and socks…

Escape house pt.3

Author – Irsocks

Jon’s room had an extra large screen and keyboard on the wall and a table in the corner with a card that said, “Enter the tagline, slogan, or catchphrase of the company you are wearing”. Jon was a little disappointed that his room was too easy. He typed in ‘Just Do It’ because he was dressed head to toe in Nike apparel. The wall slid back revealing another room with 10 Nike TN sneakers next to a platform and a step stool with a card that read, ‘Spell out the company logo that is a swoosh’. There were not letters or anything else in the room. This wasn’t as easy as Jon thought it would be. After getting on the step stool to see if there were any markers or anything else in the room, Jon noticed that there was a diagram on the platform. He would have to spell out Nike using the sneakers. He used all 10 of the sneakers, but nothing happened. He got on the step stool again to look at the diagram and realized that he was two sneakers short. He looked down at his red and black TNs. He reluctantly slipped them off revealing his black and red Elite socks. After placing his sneakers on the diagram, the platform flipped over catching his sock in the process ripping it from his foot. This could not be happening Jon thought to himself. Not only were his sneakers gone so was his sock. He looked down at his one Elite sock-covered foot and his one bare foot. He couldn’t believe what had just happened. His excitement to do an escape room quickly faded away. He was mad. He noticed the key on the floor and picked it up. He used the key to open the door and walked out…

Escape house pt.2

Author – Irsocks

RJ was amazed to see an extra large scales-of-justice in his room. There was a table in the corner with a letter on it. The letter said to solve the word clue to find the key. The clue read, “Washington can be found here, one can be sued here, and depending on the spelling it can be artwork or something vividly expressed. When they are placed together, they cover and protect. Place them on the scales to balance it out, one on the left, and the other on the right. RJ knew immediately that it was his DC Court Graffiks. He slipped them off and placed them on the scales. Once it balanced out, a slot next to the scales opened and a lever slid out. RJ grabbed his sneakers only to see the lever disappear into the wall. He placed his sneakers back on the scales and the lever slid out again. He pulled the lever and before he could react, the scales-of-justice with his sneakers dropped into the floor and another slot opened in the wall revealing a key. He couldn’t believe he had lost both his sneakers. He looked down at his white DC crew socks with black heels and toes. He wiggled his toes to make sure he was not dreaming. He grabbed the key and put it in the slot on the wall. He walked out sneaker-less in his sock feet angry at having lost his sneakers…

Escape house pt.1

Author – Irsocks

Jon, Alex, and RJ were excited about the Escape House. Evan not so much. That is why they had to convince him by taking his left sneaker. He hopped in behind them in one blue and black low top Vans sneaker and one white sock with blue stripe and orange heel and toe. Jon returned his sneaker. After receiving the instructions and rules, they each went into a room. In Evan’s room there was a square on the floor, a small table in the corner, and a picture on the wall. Evan read the card on the table, “This has a soul but is not alive, stepped on constantly but never depressed, and in one form can transport a family”. Evan couldn’t believe how easy this was going to be. He stepped on the square, his sneaker was scanned, the picture slid back revealing a key, and a slot on the wall opened. When Evan stepped off the square, the picture slid back and the slot closed. This wasn’t going to be so easy after all. He had no choice but to slip off his sneaker. He placed his sneaker on the square and the picture slid back and the slot opened again. Evan retrieved the key, but did not know how he would get out without leaving his sneaker. Evan thought he could come back for his sneaker later. He glanced over at his sneaker and then put the key into the slot. A door in the wall opened, and he stepped through. As the door slid shut, Evan gave a farewell glance to his sneaker in the middle of the room…

Search and seizure

Author – Irsocks

I volunteered for a research job not realizing that I had to go to the library to do the research. I thought I could do it all online. It was too late to get out of it, so there I was in my blue, black, and white striped socks and blue, black, and white Vans. I was at one of those desks with the divider working and reading away. When I am really concentrating, I tend to tap my foot really fast. I didn’t realize I was doing it on the chair leg and making a lot of noise until an employee tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to be quiet. I apologized, and as I turned back to my work, I notice this guy watching me and giggling about what just happened. I did notice that he was only wearing one white Nike shoe on his left foot while the other foot had only a white sock on it. I shrugged it off and went back to work.
Before I knew it, the guy was back tapping me on the shoulder again. This time he asked me to leave. I couldn’t go back without the research, so I begged and pleaded for him to let me stay. I didn’t realize what it would cost me. He sayed I could stay, but on one condition. I sayed fine. He bent down, took a hold of my right shoe heel and slipped my sneaker off. My striped sock foot was out for all to see. Before I could object, he told me that I would get it back when I was done. I was shocked and embarrassed, but I had to finish the research.
Being embarrassed thinking everyone was watching me, I couldn’t concentrate wearing only one shoe, so I stretched out under the desk to hide my now shoeless right foot. I thought my foot had hit the divider under the desk, but I had kicked the guy on the other side. I apologized and moved my feet back some thinking everything was okay. Before I knew it, the guy grab the heel of my remaining sneaker and slowly started slipping it off. I was helpless because I could not move up or I would fall out of the chair. I couldn’t move back or my foot would slip out even faster. The guy must have known this because he went ever so slowly removing my sneaker.
I couldn’t say anything because I would be kicked out. I sat helpless as my sneaker was slowly being stolen. It seemed like time had stood still as I felt my sock foot slip slowly out of my sneaker. Once my heel was free he took his time letting the back of my sneaker slide up the sole of my sock foot. I didn’t know what to do as the back of my sneaker slid up the ball of my foot, under my toes and then off my foot. My heel hit the carpet floor. I was now shoeless in the library.
I had to get my sneaker back. As I rounded the corner, I got a glimpse of the thief as he walked out the room door. He was wearing one white Nike sneaker and one blue, black, and white Vans sneaker. I had no choice but to go back to the desk. I knew who the thief was because the giggler was gone now. At the front desk the employee gave me back my sneaker. It was embarrassing to say the least putting on one sneaker while the employee laughed at my situation. I walked out of the library with my head down.
My mind could only go back to the story I read about another guy losing his white Nike sneakers and socks in the library. I looked down at my one sock foot and one Vans sneaker thinking at least they only got one sneaker. Suddenly in front of my feet appeared one Nike sneaker and my other Vans sneaker. Before I could look up, I heard the guy say ‘you won’t be needing that one’, and my sneakered foot was grabbed and my sneaker was ripped from my foot leaving me shoeless on the sidewalk. I could do nothing as I watched the thief run away with my Vans. It was a long walk home.