Friday, July 24, 2009

Los Zappatos Drogas

I've seen shoes strewn over power lines for some time now and thought it odd.
At first I thought people were hugely inspired after seeing the Tim Burton film 'Big Fish'.
I have since found out that this is a sign to let people know that drugs can be purchased around here.
Apparently, word of mouth or business cards aren't the norm for plying a trade of narcotics. You must tie the laces of your good sneakers and throw them across the power lines in certain areas to show those in the know that the Pusherman liveth nearby and will pass over the contraband once you've passed over the dosh. Incidently, these one's were photographed by my good self near the corner of Smith and Otter Sts in Collingwood.
Did a google search on 'shoe tossing'..found these;
Personally, I think it's a waste of a good pair of shoes.

16 comments:

dam buster said...

Didn't they also do it in Wag the Dog?

Somehow I doubt if you are a dealer that a pair of old dunlop volleys will be missed.

Margarita Milonguita said...

There were a newish looking pair of Chucks on a wire near my place for a while that have since disappeared. Perhaps someone got a long stick with a hook and got them down for more practical purposes...

dam buster said...

possibly. Although how would you know they were your size from tha distance?

Margarita Milonguita said...

No they weren't my size- they were a man's shoe. Someone with big feet.
Maybe the shoe tosser nicked them from the outlet on Smith St.
The youth of today. No morals whatsoever....

dam buster said...

possibly. Either that or they got a new pair and thought they would get rid of the old ones up there.

Margarita Milonguita said...

I just don't understand why they just don't pin up a sign that says 'Buy your drugs here'...

dam buster said...

true. Chemists have been doing it for decades.

Margarita Milonguita said...

Supply and demand... that's all I'm saying.

dam buster said...

yep. not wrong.

Margarita Milonguita said...

Might be a good way to snaffle a pair of sneakers provided they aren't too manky and they fit you!

dam buster said...

yeah true, if you dont electricute yourself first!

Margarita Milonguita said...

Well I hear the perm is coming back....

dam buster said...

Ha. really?
I serisouly thin kyou would have more luck walking into the seconds store and buying a pair!

Margarita Milonguita said...

The moral of this story is;
Buy shoes for your feet.

If you want to sell drugs, use better marketing strategies than footwear

Electricity is bad, m'kay?

dam buster said...

done. I will keep that in mind when i start my drug cartel.

Margarita Milonguita said...

Yes. Employ a website that is blocked to Stephen Conroy.
He can gets his drugs from Kev.