Straight from the floor

So there is this gent who hurled a slipper at you know who. At first i thought of this to be one whole publicity stunt.

The cynical skeptic in me thought so. It could have been the Iraqis angling for some publicity, i thought. Or perhaps Al Jazeera. Or perhaps GWB himself to showcase how deft he was in ducking at anything and everything thrown at him.

I wasnt aware of other implications of this until i read that the demand for such shoes had shot up ! And that Col. Gaddafi’s daughter awarded this bloke with a medal of courage. And there was another dude who gave this shoe hurler a Merc. And there was another who gave, yes you heard it right, his daughter in marriage !

I cant believe this. People all around me spend a lifetime, studying, earning and trying to be someone. And here comes a chap, who gets a medal, a Merc and a lady…and all has to do is get his shoes off. Come on, there has to be justice in the world.

This act has created new jobs in the country i am told. I don’t know what it has done to GWB. But it sure has done one thing to me.

I look more keenly at shoes ! You know…generally at the floor. So, now, i know who polishes footwear. Who doesn’t. How shoes are worn. And those holes in the socks. And those slippers that were worn by the dinosaurs’ first cousin…all of which meet my eye.

And when i see a size 10 shoe, i give the wearer a second look. And usually stay a good 5 feet away, and practice imaginary ducking. At other times i think that for a 10 door Merc, 10 million dollars in hard cash, a beautiful girl in marriage, and a medal of courage….i wonder if i should start practicing shoe hurling.

Perhaps just practice it…You know..practice..!

But…(Sigh)! Something stops me. I wonder where this inertia hails from. I am just not able to do this. And i have repeatedly given up. And each time i give up, i know that my best chance of strutting around in a Merc is gone !!

Never mind. Now that i cannot drive that 10 door Merc, here are other images from the floor. That i present to you, my esteemed reader.

One, a mop, that i presume was used to mop the reception bay at office. I would vote it as one of the most functional spellings of English language.

And the other, that i spotted at a temple. SMS language seeps all through. Right up to the foot too.

2 much ! eh !

And for other readers who still have a certain tentativeness about my intentions, have no fear. I wear size 9.

10 thoughts on “Straight from the floor

  1. Aleta says:

    Hehe Size 9? Nah, that wouldn’t be hurlable.

    *sigh* It is sad, but at least he did duck! Your post had me laughing – thanks for the smiles!

    What’s a shame ~ it’s the end of his Presidency – what’s the point of insulting him now? He’s leaving the office for goodness sake.

    But, all said and done, hopefully Americans can catch on to the shoe throwing olympics too.

  2. Ripple effects are amazing. And shoes. And how incredibly fast GW ducked out of the way. I’d have been hit square in the head. And deservedly so (if I were GW).

  3. Instead of missiles flying in the sky,
    Shoes are being flung , just first try,
    But chappals are much lighter,
    Much favoured by a fighter,
    And the leather industry is now on a high…..

  4. nsiyer says:

    Kavi, you are ‘2 much’. Your post made me laugh my guts out, and laughing is good for health, they say.

    All at the cost of GWB.Ultimately, the question is ‘who had the last laugh?’.

  5. Pearl says:

    Ah. GWB deflects all!

    Someone should’ve thrown something at him a long time ago…


  6. indeed, i think half of the world rejoiced seeing the chap throw the shoes sir. and also how d heck did he miss from that near! sigh 😀

    by the way…RESAPSAN! ok i can LOL to this. but in another point, mops are used to absorb liquid. and absorb in Malay is…RESAPAN! :p

    hope to connect with you soon sir, work is hell, traveling worst 🙁


  7. Kavi says:

    Aleta : Personally, i think his was a presidency that was wrought in destruction for the wider world. And i am kind of very sad..

    on the same count, this shoe hurling also is unacceptable to me ! It indeed is very sad..But i guess he will duck this through !

    Strange Pilgram : Ah yes..he has been ducking for a while i guess. So, it comes as natural instinct. And there was the iraqi PM, blinking and swatting an imaginary fly in front of GW !

    Ugich Konitari

    nstead of missiles flying in the sky,
    Shoes are being flung , just first try,
    But chappals are much lighter,
    Much favoured by a fighter,
    And the leather industry is now on a high…..

    A smile and a Giant Sigh !!

    NS Iyer : Sir..who had the last laugh is as important as who had the last word i guess. We atleast know who had the last shoe ! And it was not the iraqi !!

    Pearl : Hmm ! Ducking and deflecting..he has eight years of playing that game at the highest level !

    GP : Wow ! RESAPSAN and the Malay connection is interesting. I am going to look if there is more than meets the eye at office tomorrow !

  8. Inspited by ugich Konitari’s limerick:

    There are many men, but there are few/
    Who see a President and throw a shoe/
    A journalist did it/
    And surprise! he found it/
    That many said’How I wish I were you!’/


  9. ~nm says:

    ROFL at the spelling. I wouldn’t have made out what it is supposed to mean if you would not have written the correct word 😀

  10. cris says:

    >>But…(Sigh)! Something stops me. I wonder where this inertia hails from.<<

    I do. From your better half :p. Thats the pair of shoes you should prolly look out for :p

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