Throwing shoes over telephone lines


#1

This seems to be a fairly global phenomenon.

I’m a fairly well travelled highly intellectual man of the world, yet I’ve never ever been involved in this, or even seen it happen.

Have you?


#2

Drugs thing apparently.


#3

Yeah what is that? Do you meet the dealers near the shoes?

If so then I have got a great new tactic the narc cops should try.


#4

Happens in Big Fish doesn’t it?

Big Fish is one letter different from Big Fash.


#5


#6

maybe in some places, but definitely wasn’t in my suburban back street I used to live in.

bored-kids-doing-it-because-apparently-it’s-a-drugs-thing more like.


#7

I always think of Robbie when I see this, even though those weren’t telephone lines.


#8

Yeah I’d it’s more common as garden variety bullying these days. Very effective bullying strategy as the shoes will always be very close but nigh impossible to recover


#9

Bit of an urban myth that one


#10

I’ve been getting rid of my shoes this way for years. Just thought it was the done thing.


#11

say you had £20k rolled up in the heel of your shoe and the guy didn’t notice and had flung it over the telephone lines

how would you go about getting it back?


#12

Bow and arrow like Sir Kevin Costner


#13

I don’t carry more than £50 in cash at a time, unless I’m on holiday in which case it goes up to the local equivalent of £250. I also don’t keep money in my shoes


#14

i’d imagine a very low success rate coupled with a very high accident rate for passersby using this method


#15

i’ve got £15k in each shoe right now


#16

My girlfriend told me and she works for the oink so :man_shrugging:


#17

Cherry picker can’t be too much to hire.


#18

Get him!


#19

image


#20

cheaper still to saw down one of the telephone poles