Author – Jman
It was the next day. In the school office they were taking pictures of the 32 pairs of shoes that students had to hand over to the school for breaking the rules. The pictures would be posted on line so students could see the shoes that were going to be auctioned off at the end of the week.
Students were heading to class and Jordan and Leah, who had lockers next to each other, were talking. Jordan reached into his school bag and realized he did not have his first hour book and a look of frustration came on his face. Leah noticed this and said “I can loan you mine since I don’t have this same class until later today.” Jordan said, “No, that’s okay, I’ll just give up my shoes [which were white and orange tennis shoes].” As Jordan walked to class he kept staring at his tennis shoes and then with a sigh entered the classroom knowing the fate that awaited him and his shoes. He decided not to make a fuss but sat down on the bench and took off his sneakers, “I forgot my book, here are my shoes,” he said. The teacher was impressed with his honesty and cooperation in this situation. “Thank you for being honest,” she said, “I really feel bad about taking your shoes from you.” Jordan chuckled, “Then don’t.” The teacher replied, “But I have to take them because rules are rules.” Jordan then signed his sneakers and put them on the shelf.
Kurt was walking into class just as the bell started ringing. “Kurt, before you go to your seat, go to the bench and take off your shoes.” Kurt replied, “But I was in the room when the bell rang,” The teacher replied, “You are to be in your seat when the bell rings. Shoes off now!” Kurt removed his white basketball shoes with the red stripes, signed them and placed them on the bench.
Then it was time to start class. The teacher did a pencil check to make sure that everyone had a pencil. Josh did not have his pencil that day and so the teacher demanded his shoes. He took of his white low top Addidas and gave them to the teacher. Josh decided to make the most out of losing his shoes and put his white socked feet on top of his desk which the teacher did not like.
The teacher went to Andy’s desk. Andy did not have a pencil. He took off his black skate shoes and said, “Here, take my shoes.” Devon, wearing red sneakers, also did not have a pencil, took off his shoes and said, “Here are mine as well.” They figured it was pointless to fight a losing battle.
Lance, Kyle and Austin also did not have a pencil. The teacher asked them to hold up their pencils or take off their shoes. They put up a fight but eventually their shoes came off as well.
Finally the lecture started yet Adam and Taylor felt the need to talk. The teacher told them that they could continues their conversation at the bench as they took off their shoes. Each of them were wearing work boots. Jokingly they said, “Are you really sure that you want our shoes.” The teacher replied, “No, I want you to follow the rules but since you don’t then I have to take your boots. Put them on the shelf.”
So far that is 41 pairs of shoes that have been handed over to the school. Will anyone have shoes left when this all done?