If you were walking down the street and spotted a pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire, would you stop to ponder who may have thrown them up there, and why? If yes, would seeing a woman walking a llama down the street distract you? Apparently, it’s enough to distract one Wisconsin man:
do than throw an old pair of tennis shoes to a telephone line. Someday
I hope to dispose of an old pair of sneakers in such a manor. Anyways. I was rushing to my third job at the tanning salon (AKA ‘The
Bakery’) when I noticed a lady walking down the street. Now keep in
mind here in Wisconsin we have an over abundance of certain things. We
have lots of beer, lots of cheese, lots of Polacks, lots of brats, and
very stereotypically, lots of cows. Now you’d think in a state with
more cows than people it would seem pretty normal to see someone
walking down the side of the road with their llama. Take it from me,
that sight really catches one off guard.
A woman from Memphis named Meg wasn’t distracted enough by the llama story to miss the shoefiti reference, and explained:
While an anonymous respondent explained:
It was always my understanding that each pair of shoes over the power line indicates a dead kid.
Any idea how shoefiti indicated a dead kid?
It’s good to hear that some people think shoefiti is simply a symptom of boredom. I’d like to think that all shoefiti falls into that category of motivation caused by a lack of motivation, but I don’t think that’s a universal cause of this phenomenon.
What do you think? How can one differentiate between shoefiti caused by boredom vs. more nefarious causes such as possibly gangs or drugs? My first guess is that bored folks will probably pick somewhere more prominent than a back alley to target. Any thoughts?