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Children ask the most insightful questions "what if somebody steals your shoes?"

Old Jul 23, 07, 4:28 am
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Children ask the most insightful questions "what if somebody steals your shoes?"

I was talking to a neighbor the other day who was about to embark on a trip with her two, plus three other children and was quite concerned about going through security with the entire flock of them.

Her daughter who just turned four then asked a damn good question.

"what if somebody steals your shoes?" apprently her "outside shoes" went missing this pre-school year and she was quite concerned. They had Dora the Explorer on them and her mom can't find another pair in her size.

Which actually seems like a perfectly valid question... what does happen if another passenger or screener helps themselves to your shoes in the confusion? I know someone who had their phone taken from the end of the xray table while a TSA thug was feeling her up.

Are there loaner shoes on hand?

Do your travel barefoot?

I have to imagine this has happened at some point.
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Old Jul 23, 07, 4:41 am
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Anyone trying to put on your shoes by mistake will probably notice that they feel different. Anyone trying to take your shoes with intent probably needs them more than you...

What do you do?
(1) Borrow some slippers and hope that your travels will take you past a shoe shop.
(2) Thank your lucky stars that they took your shoes when you were packing your laptop, rather than taking your laptop when you were putting on your shoes.
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Old Jul 23, 07, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by jib71 View Post
Anyone trying to put on your shoes by mistake will probably notice that they feel different. Anyone trying to take your shoes with intent probably needs them more than you...

What do you do?
(1) Borrow some slippers and hope that your travels will take you past a shoe shop.
(2) Thank your lucky stars that they took your shoes when you were packing your laptop, rather than taking your laptop when you were putting on your shoes.
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Old Jul 23, 07, 9:05 am
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I had to go by the lost and found at SeaTac one time after I left something at screening. They had one whole wall full of shelves of shoes people had left. So I guess you could go there and see if a pair fits you. Of course, the question then becomes how could someone forget to put their shoes back on after going through security?
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Old Jul 23, 07, 9:29 am
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Ah not to worry no one would want mine
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Old Jul 23, 07, 9:35 am
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There's a shoe store in Concourse D at ATL so if it happened to you there you'd be set.

Also, there are some Johnston & Murphy stores at various airport locations. Overpriced and not terribly good shoes (any more) but another option.

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Old Jul 23, 07, 10:30 am
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all I know is that if a child of four thinks the shoe removal is insane, there is hope for the future.
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Old Jul 23, 07, 11:26 am
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all I know is that if a child of four thinks the shoe removal is insane, there is hope for the future.
By age six she will be Conditioned to be a Good Little "Homeland Jugend" Soldier in the Neverending Waw Against Tewwow. She will Respect Authorita Figures, like all Grownups with Badges. Soon TSA will have Badges. She will know these people are in the Direct Chain of Command from Big Brother. And Obey like a good little sheeple. She will always have a good supply of plastic sheeting and duct tape for the Good of National Security.

How sad for her future.
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Old Jul 23, 07, 11:36 am
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Seriously. Christian Louboutin shoes cost anywhere from 500.00 to 1500.00 a pair and are easily identifiable by their red soles. Easy targets for stealing.

But this is also the reason why I don't travel with any of my designer items... why would I want to announce to everyone that a) I am a tourist and b) I am wealthy?

Good luck to the person who steals my husband's athletes-feet infected shoes. lol. joke's on them!
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Old Jul 23, 07, 7:09 pm
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Well, on the bright side, you won't have to bother removing your shoes if you have to go through security again...
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Old Jul 23, 07, 8:23 pm
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Originally Posted by BLI-Flyer View Post
...how could someone forget to put their shoes back on after going through security?
I've seen piles of walkers and crutches at baggage claim. There may have even been a wheelchair in there...
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I've seen piles of walkers and crutches at baggage claim. There may have even been a wheelchair in there...
They're left over from all those people who are miraculously healed after they get to pre-board.
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