Author – Alex
Yesterday I was visiting my friend. He lives in another town and I had to travel by bicycle and train. When I arrived we sat down and talked and made fun about the things we did in the past time. At some moment another guy came by to visit him, by surprise. He sat down to and we talked for a while with eachother. I had noticed that this guy was watching my shoes every now and then. Suddenly he said; nice shoes you’re wearing and I said; thanks. He asked me if I would sell them. I said you’re joking? They were very old nike’s but still looking good. He offered me $50 and I was surprised and looked at my friend. He just looked at me like he didn’t know. I got a little uncomfertable and asked why he wants to buy my shoes. He only said; because Il like them. Well? Do we have a deal? He said. I got a little cold and warm because I realised if I sell him my shoes I had to go home in socks but at the same time I felt little excited too. I made him an offer for $70, I thought that would be too much but to my surprise he said okay, deal. I was again surprised. He pulled the money from his pocket and said; here it is, can I have the shoes now? There was nothng else left for me to do but take my shoes off and hand them over. My friend was only laughing, and I was kind of speachless. We sat there for a while longer and at some time this guy said; well I have to go now. He picked up my shoes and left. At first I couldn’t believe it that he really left with my shoes but when my friend turned back empty handed I knew I had to go home in my white socked feet. My friend walked me to the station and I got some strange looks from the people around. At first I felt ashamed but along the way I got little excited…
Author – Jonathan
Three months ago my Aunt took me to one of those Goodwill stores where you have to search bins in order to find clothes and matching pairs of shoes. People digging like crazy to find what they want. On that day she was looking for some shirts and heels for herself. I was interested how fast some of those people were moving. I decided to go back another day and play around teasing these people.
I went in wearing a sweet new $70 pair of purple lowtop Air Force 1s I bought two weeks prior.
First I had to find a pair of shoes and the only thing I found in my size was a trashed pair of Phat Farm shoes.
I don’t even think they make those anymore. I proceeded to put them on and I placed one of my AF1s in my cart and the other in a bin. I placed a few shoes on top and I waited to see how long it would take someone to find it. I walked around for a bit in these broken shoes all the while keeping an eye on that bin. With anywhere from 3 to 8 people at the bin I didn’t realized it was picked up until I saw it in this young guys hand. He was looking in all the bins to find the other shoe. I could tell he was looking hard but after 15 minutes he put it down and gave up. A minute later a woman came by, picked it up and started searching for the other half. Was it for her husband? Boyfriend? Son? I will never know because she placed it down after five minutes. This tall guy who looked to be in his 30s and was dressed as a construction worker picked it up. I was surprised how popular it was. But since all the shoes were trashed at that store and here is a new pair I shouldn’t have been that surprised. Anyway back to this guy. He picked it up to check the size. He turned it upside down to check the sole.. After closer inspection I could tell he had just gotten off work as his clothes were dirty. Im thinking to myself for him to not try on my shoe. Alas it failed as he took off his construction boot to reveal a dirty socked foot with a large hole in it. He untied the laces and slipped it on his foot. He tied it back up and walked around for a moment. He must of liked them because he took it off and placed it in his cart. Tying his boot back up I just kept thinking how stained my shoe probably was now. This guy really wanted to find the other half and he spent 30 minutes looking through all the bins. He gave up during a busy time and he just left his cart in the middle of the aisle. Guess he stormed off frustrated. However the store became really busy and by the time I got to that cart my shoe was picked up by someone else. I started panicking running all around the store looking for it. My mind was so focused on the shoe I lost I completely forgot about the other shoe in my cart which I had left behind when I ran around the store. When I found my cart my other shoe was gone. I figured a purple pair of Nikes couldn’t be hard to find. I started looking in people’s carts and hands. I searched for 20 minutes with no sign of them. I was in despair, me and my stupid ideas when at the front after check out I noticed this 20 something year old Latino boy and his girlfriend bag shirts, pants, and my Nikes. What do I do now I was thinking as they left the store. Neverminding the fact I was wearing a crap pair of Phat farms I ran out of the store. I followed them to their car and while the girlfriend was placing the bags in the trunk this little crap was putting on my new AF1s in the driver’s seat. In his conversation with his girlfriend he was saying what a find these were and that he never thought he would find such luck there. I have had enough and approached them. I said that I overhead about his good find there and that I never find anything. I showed him my falling apart Phat farms and asked if I could buy those from him for double what he paid. That little crap said no because he likes them so much and that I might have better luck next time finding a pair. Both of them got in their car and drove off in my $70 kicks that I would never see again. Fun experiment failed big time. Still have those junk shoes too :-(. THE END
Author – Steve
I went to old navy yesterday and as I was looking at clothes from shirts to socks, I was occasionally trying on some. There was a women out side the dressing room taking note of what people brought it in and out. I walked past her and went into a room to change. As I was in there I was getting excited thinking what would happen if I left my shoes in the dressing room as I left. I get very excited and aroused when playing with my shoes. I wanted to see if I could walk the store in my white thin socks and come back to get my shoes. I figured they would be there when I got back considering they were pretty beat up. I was getting aroused just thinking about it. I slowly slid my socked feet out of my loafers and left them in the corner of the dressing room. Walking out I gave the clothes I didn’t like to the women standing out front. She didn’t see my feet and if she did she didn’t say much, I would of been blushing and embarrassed . I kept walking around the store and got glances and weird looks because of the sock show. I tried to stay away from crowded sections for the most part because my socks were filthy and worn and it made it even more embarrassing going around people and having them stair at my worn socks. After 15 or 20 minutes of browsing in my stocking feet i decided to go back and get my loafers and leave . As I entered the dressing the room no one was in the room I had left them in but when I got in there they weren’t there!? I quickly panicked as I had taken the bus to get there and I would have to humiliate my self riding shoeless in thin white stockings on the way home . I quickly went up to the women out front and asked if she had seen my loafers . To my surprise she said she actually picked the pair of loafers up and took them to the back of the store to be desposed of because she thought someone had left them and then left the store. I was speechless and she stood staring my at socked feet. She couldn’t help me much longer and pointed me in the direction of the shoe isle and left . I didn’t have enough money for new shoes. I left and rode the bus home . Not a very fun experience at all ..
Author – Kevin
I was at a park a few days ago cycling around. There is a watchtower where people can go up. Every now and then I go up there and have a look around. This day I felt like going up once again. When I got on top I looked around a bit and I noticed I was alone there at the time. At some point I wondered if I kicked off my sneaker from the tower how far it would fly. I looked down to see where it could land. There was some sand and grass and a wide creek. I looked around again to see if I was still alone, and I was. I popped out my heel from my left sneaker and kicked it off my foot. It flew down and landed on the grass. That gave me a little thrill because what would happen if somebody suddenly showed up and saw my sneaker lying there… I waited a little and decided to kick my right sneaker off too. I watched it fly down but that one bounced on the edge of the grass and landed in the water. Now I panicked a little because I thought it would sink and had to go home in my white socks. I ran down the stairs to the waterside and tried to reach my sneaker but it was too far away. I searched for a stick but there wasn’t any. Then I found a few rocks, I picked a few up and threw them next to my sneaker, trying to make some waves so it would flow back. At first it seemed to work, but I didn’t pay attention if somebody was coming. I wanted to pick up some more stones and when I turned around there stood a guy. I was scared at first and I said I’m trying to get my sneaker back. He said let me help you, so we both grabbed a few stones and threw them to my sneaker but it didn’t work that good. He said let’s find a bigger stone maybe that works. We both started searching and he found one. He called me and said I found one let’s try. He threw the rock towards my sneaker but in stead of next to my sneaker it landed on top of it and it sunk together with my sneaker. I was like, o.m.g. The guy stood there laughing a little and saying he was sorry. My only thought at that moment was how to explain this at home. I walked towards my left sneaker to put it back on but this guy was already standing next to it saying you won’t be needing this one I guess? And he kicked it away. I said I wanted it to put on so I could wear at least one shoe. But he laughed again and ran after it and kicked it again. When he kicked it for the third time the sneaker fell into the water too. It was too far away now and I was not able to get it back, I could only watch it slowly sinking. This guy was only laughing and left again. I walked back to my bike and cycled home… I got a few strange looks and felt a little embarrassed. When I got home my parents didn’t notice I wasn’t wearing shoes.
Author – Kevin
A little while ago I went cycling on my own. I went through a wood and after some distance there was a bench. I sat down to take a little rest. My feet were just above the ground, dangling. Suddenly a big black crow landed in front of me, it shocked me at first but after a few seconds I calmed down. The crow was just standing there looking at me. Then I tried to lure him towards me and bit by bit it came closer. Within a few minutes he stood right in front of me, it seemed to me he was tame. I looked around to see if somebody else was around but I could not see anybody. Then he started picking on my shoe, first I pulled back my foot but then I thought, let’s see what it does so I put my foot back in front of him. He then started picking the lace and pulled the first knot out and I thought, okay, what’s next. He waited a little and started picking again and to my surprise he got the second knot loose too. I laughed a little about it because the picking felt funny on my foot. The bird kept on pulling the lace and somehow he got it more loose and I could feel my shoe slowly slipping offf my heel. At some point my shoe was only dangling on my toes and the bird started spreading his wings and I thought he’s going to fly away but he slammed the shoe off my foot. It shocked me again and before I knew he picked up my shoe and started hopping away from me with my shoe in his beak. I got up and and followed him hopping on one foot but he was a little quicker. Then he dropped my shoe and got it in his claws and flew away, with my shoe! At that point I panicked a little because I did not expect this to happen. I could do nothing but see him disappear into the wood. I went back to the bench and sat down again. After a few minutes I heard some voices, I wanted to leave but when I got up, the voices were already there. It was two guys and they looked at me and I thought, what’s gonna happen now… Then one of them said, look he’s wearing only one shoe and they started laughing. The other one asked me what happened and I said, I lost it. They laughed again and I felt more and more uncomfertable. Then they said if you loose one you can loose the other one too. I panicked again and before I knew they grabbed my foot and took off my shoe. They laughed again and asked, are you feeling better? I said no can I please have it back. They said what’s the use of wearing one shoe? You can go in socks just the same! They laughed again and turned around and took off with my shoe. I was left in socks and realized I had a long way to go home. I finally picked up my bike and cycled home again….