Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Shoe - Silence Please


I think all of us remember the incident where Bush had a pair of shoes hurled at him in Baghdad. Ever since that incident there have been flurry of incidents across the world where shoes were thrown at politicians. Wonder if anybody spared a thought about why it caught up like a craze and spread like forest fire as a mode of protest.

I know there might be different theories to explain this; however I think the reason is more apolitical. The shoes that were thrown, I think, were those which made the most embarrassing of noises while walking on the office floor. In other words these must have been farting shoes that are an embarrassment to the wearer. I have been victim of such shoes which look smart and are extremely comfortable but have a strange knack of making odd noises when walking in office.  Each time I found myself in such awkward situation I wished I could walk barefoot, wished I could vanish, wished I didn’t have to walk much, hoped magically the noise would stop. However I never thought that I could use it to throw at people that I didn’t like and not only get rid of my problem but also gain some popularity in the bargain.

Looking at the string of shoe throwing incidents across the world I realize that I am not only one who faces the problem of noisy shoes. However, while mine sneer at me sitting on my shoe shelf, other’s had the distinction of flying over popular politician’s head! One must also observe that in all such shoe throwing incidents the shoe never hit the person it was hurled at, it swooshes past but never ever has it hit. Why would it? If you could make your mark and fulfill your objective without hitting the target, why bother to waste extra time. Shoe companies or showrooms are not making any extra effort in ensuring that people could wear and trial shoes on a surface that closely resembles their office floor in texture so, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a continuance of people at the tether end of their patience with their farting shoes and let go their frustration on the shoe and the politician in one go and for the same reason.

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At November 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Unnikrishnan S Menon said...

A shoe these days does really find a mark of presence in the crowd. They need not find any popularity on TV, they just need to be thrown across to a distinct person and there you have it - A Recognition. What needs to be seen here is are you a popular face after that - Well you may be for sometime :) What matter more is what happens after that, you are just in the public :P Shoes on foot are sometime noisy and they speak out when you walk with them - no doubts, but I would say, rather than shelfing them up, just see if your's too could take a flight, need not be a mistrageted - I'm sure your baddy skills would support you on this front :)

It's a good write up Mate..!!! Very nice one :)

 
At November 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha !! Nice one, didn't think in this perspective until now ��
Moumita

 
At November 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM , Blogger Trupti said...

You travel leap years while thinking random ...amazing piece of perspective for a shoe that farts :)
looking fwd to read more of your thoughts..
pour in more :)

Trupti

 

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I think all of us remember the incident where Bush had a pair of shoes hurled at him in Baghdad. Ever since that incident there have been flurry of incidents across the world where shoes were thrown at politicians. Wonder if anybody spared a thought about why it caught up like a craze and spread like forest fire as a mode of protest.

I know there might be different theories to explain this; however I think the reason is more apolitical. The shoes that were thrown, I think, were those which made the most embarrassing of noises while walking on the office floor. In other words these must have been farting shoes that are an embarrassment to the wearer. I have been victim of such shoes which look smart and are extremely comfortable but have a strange knack of making odd noises when walking in office.  Each time I found myself in such awkward situation I wished I could walk barefoot, wished I could vanish, wished I didn’t have to walk much, hoped magically the noise would stop. However I never thought that I could use it to throw at people that I didn’t like and not only get rid of my problem but also gain some popularity in the bargain.

Looking at the string of shoe throwing incidents across the world I realize that I am not only one who faces the problem of noisy shoes. However, while mine sneer at me sitting on my shoe shelf, other’s had the distinction of flying over popular politician’s head! One must also observe that in all such shoe throwing incidents the shoe never hit the person it was hurled at, it swooshes past but never ever has it hit. Why would it? If you could make your mark and fulfill your objective without hitting the target, why bother to waste extra time. Shoe companies or showrooms are not making any extra effort in ensuring that people could wear and trial shoes on a surface that closely resembles their office floor in texture so, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a continuance of people at the tether end of their patience with their farting shoes and let go their frustration on the shoe and the politician in one go and for the same reason.

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