It was very subtle, actually, but the signal was there. Something about the man was a little off. Not the hat, it was fine. It was an old NHL hat, last season’s design, but OK. It wasn’t the windbreaker – we were on a boat, after all – and it wasn’t the pants, although they were kind of big, and baggy, and not in the cool way. But I didn’t notice that until afterwards.

After I had seen the subtle signal.  

He smiled at me which was a nice enough gesture for me to forgive him for cutting in front of me in the line. Besides, I could tell he was traveling with friends who were already standing in front of me.  

But. What made me do a double take was this:

The man had his shoes on the wrong feet. 

3 thoughts on “Speechless

  1. I can understand wearing two different shoes, like different color, that CAN be a statement. But, wearing the left shoe on the right foot and vice versa .. is just … weird.

    Unles you’re 3 years old.

  2. Sure, that CAN be a statement. But it could also be an unbelievable mistake. If, say, you are going to France, and are in so much hurry that you take one flat pink shoe and one pretty high black one. I mean theoretically, of course.

Let's talk! Write a comment below.