Walk of shame

Author – Jman

This year the new PE teacher implemented a new policy regarding those who came to class without their PE kit and shoes.  They would have to spend the class period walking around the gym with their shoes off.

The headmaster felt that this would also be a good way to spend a detention so detentions were held in the gym and for one hour after school “bad kids” would be in the gym padding around in their socks.  This became known as the “walk of shame.”

Needless to say, a friend and I got detentions for talking in class.  I was embarrassed about getting a detention since this was my first one.  My friend had gotten several detentions before.  He said that it was not the worst thing that could happen.  He did suggest that I wear two pairs of socks to the detention for extra cushioning when walking.  So I did.

The time came for the detention.  We waited outside the gym changing room.  When the door was unlocked we went inside.  we sat down and began to unlace our shoes.  We took off our shoes and left them under the bench and we proceeded into the gym in our stocking feet and sat down.

The detention supervisor then told us to begin walking.  We walked around the gym with our shoes off.  It was not that bad on the feet.

When the detention was over, we proceeded to go to the changing rooms to get our shoes.  However, we were not able to get them back.  There was a ball game that night and the visiting team had placed their equipment in the locker room.  It was explained to us that once the visiting team was there, no one was allowed in.  We replied that we just wanted to get our shoes.  That did not matter.  We were told that we would have to wait until after the game and everyone had left before we could go in there to get our shoes.

We attended the game in our socks and received lots of comments and questions about not having shoes on.  After enough of this we decided to go into the changing room during the game when no one was looking to get our shoes.  

We left the changing room, we were caught coming out and were asked why we were in there.  We explained that we needed to get our shoes.  We were told that no one could go in the changing room while the opposing team was there because if something of theirs was stolen, we could get blamed for it.

The next day we were called into the head master’s office for breaking the rules.  He told us to take off our shoes and he put them on the shelf.  We would get them back after serving another detention.

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Floating away

Author JMan

We were down by the marina and decided to have shoe kicking contest on who could kick their shoes the farthest without them going into the water.  Needless to say I kicked my shoe into the water and had to watch it float away and sink. I was kind of hoping that would happen.  Realizing one shoe was useless, I kicked my other shoe into the water.  I then faced the reality of having to go home in my socks.  

Final for our shoes

Author – Jman

This happened during finals week in college.  My girlfriend and I were studying in the student union in one of the rooms and we had taken off our shoes,  After a while we decided to take a study break and go to the snack bar.  I asked my girlfriend if we should go in shoes or in socks.  “In socks” she emphatically said.  So we went to the snack bar in our socks and left our shoes where we were studying.  It was not unusual for people to walk around the student union in socked feet.  I had done it before and my shoes were always there when I got back.

After a while we came back to the room where we were studying.  As we were walking back to the room we saw, in the distance, someone putting our shoes into a garbage bag.  

We then went to the managers office to report our stolen shoes.  We were told that our shoes were not stolen but had been removed by the cleaning crew.  We were told that the cleaning crew does a shoe sweep and they have to remove any shoes left on the floor so they could vacuum the floor.  They also remove shoes left in areas where someone could trip over them.  He then told us that shoes often get swept away during exam week because people are in the building later and the hour when it is cleaned.

We asked if there was a way that we could get our shoes back and we were told that we could not get them back as they had probably been placed in the trash.