Ah here.

Anyone?

29 thoughts on “Shoo

    1. postmanpat

      I went to school with a guy who had no hair on his face Monday morning and had a full beard grown by Friday afternoon. He was 14.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        Shudder to think what must have happened inside those five long days to have caused that. Poor lad.

      2. Joe cool

        That’s like my best mate. lad had a fully hairy chest and stubble at 12. mind you he’s as bald as a coot now at 39

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Possibly the parents couldn’t afford shoes and runners the first week back, following an unexpected growth spurt and this was a sensible, compromise until funds allowed for it. Unfortunately, the school displayed no tact.

  1. mildred st. meadowlark

    Pfffft that’s standard practice isn’t it?

    If you wore the wrong type of shoes to my old school, they were confiscated and you had to wear slippers.

    1. Cian

      They’re black leather

      If the school claims the uniform policy is for the reasons they usually claim (“corps de esprit” being a usual one these days), they’ve nothing to stand on

      If its there to crush the children in to obedience by giving them petty stuff to be hauled up on, by all means get down to what is and isn’t “black leather shoes”

  2. martco

    George Webbs and they had to be tipped. anyone remember them?

    I’m glad the school bans runners. Everyone knows School shoes are supposed to be so hard you will blister inside first 2 hours and initially they will be a bit ice rink when playing football in the yard but once broken in will be deadly for toe poking the ball into top left corners.

    pfffft these plastic canvas runner yokes I say….in my time there’d have been stamped on toes inside for sure.

    anyone

    1. scottser

      in my school it was either webbs or docs. i was a docs man myself, i could never get the point of trying to get the tips to spark off the kerbs. but you know, vive la difference etc.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        In mine it was brown shoes, until later a great Blessed Conference of Religious Parties opened the choice to black, but no docs. Luckily, Caterpillar were on the shoe scene as were mock hiking boots. A girl was much judged by her choice of footwear.

  3. petey

    are they leather? they look naugahyde. perhaps that’s the problem. :D
    anyway, the soles appear rubber/sneaker type. in my school, that would be RIGHT OUT.

  4. TheRealJane

    My granny wears Ecco runners. She’ll be outraged to her that the kids are wearing them too. She’ll probably have to go the full Reiker.

  5. Boba Fettucine

    This boo boos is not confined to one school.

    All to do with teaching obeisance to petty rules in preparation for a career as a lawyer/doctor who for reasons unknown still wear cr@p pointy uncomfortable shoes.

    Bizarrely, growing beards and colouring your hair ok in my kids school – but comfortable non-nasty-pointy cardboard ‘smart’ shoes are a problem.

    They should be teaching kids that a Monday suit can be avoided if you take a route straight through what is known as parklife.

  6. :-Joe

    Buy a pair of brand new “proper” black leather shoes but turn up next time wearing a dress…

    Tubridy can have him on that weird, awkward, interrogation-style fetish he likes doing on live TV:
    “Almost overnight, Joe Duffy has become the most popular media mogul in Irish history”

    Even better than Gay.!..

    :-J

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