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Old 03-27-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Unbelievable

Today we went to the Palm Beach, FL boat show. Since I have been having a problem with the heel of my foot, I wore my newest and most comfortable boat shoes. They are the type that you can slip on and off, and have no laces. I purchased a new pair of gel insoles for $20 and began walking the docks feeling really great.

We got to the show early, and I boarded a new 42' Selene. Other than the salesman, I was the only person aboard. I took off my shoes in the cockpit of the boat and had a look around. When I exited the boat, my great shoes were gone and in their place was a ratty old pair of flip flops. The rest of the day was needless to say a pain.

If the person who did this is reading this forum, I must say you are one sick SOB.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:01 PM   #2
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That really sucks, but the only thing I can say based on what I hear on the news day after day after day is..... welcome to the 21st century in the USA.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear...some people....well it would be fun for payback...


I'm lucky, my motto is never own or even board a boat that you have to take your shoes off for...so I've never had an issue at boat shows or marina brokerages.
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:13 PM   #4
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Greetings,
Mr. hm. IF the salesman requested that you remove your shoes, I'd say he owes you a new pair including insoles. IF you did it out of courtesy, I have a voodoo curse that will cause the new wearers feet to fall off...
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:44 PM   #6
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I once had my favorite pair of Manatee print underwear taken from an unnwashed pile at a marina laundry. Unfortunately for him, he didn't know about my weeping butt furunkles.

Nevertheless, it's a sad state of affairs when some SOB takes your shoes. Hope you had athletes foot or toe fungus or plantars warts or something. On the other hand (or foot) since you had to wear his flip flops, hope he didn't.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:41 PM   #7
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Unfortunately for him, he didn't know about my weeping butt furunkles.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:23 AM   #8
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Where else in the world of online boating can you read about stolen shoes, stolen underwear, a clever prayer and weeping butt boils in the same thread? Hmason, you're right--unbelievable; hope everything else on that dock worth stealing was tied down. Larry, I don't usually have much to say about men's underwear, but I have to believe that thief did you a favor.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:59 AM   #9
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A "teachable moment" for all. When you go to a boat show wear your most beat up pair of shoes.
I wonder, was a guy who would steal a pair of boat shoes planning to buy a boat?
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:18 AM   #10
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I wonder, was a guy who would steal a pair of boat shoes planning to buy a boat?
Maybe boat shows attract shoe thieves.
Or, maybe the boat was just a tool for an ongoing shoe stealing operation.
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Greetings,
Shoes? Bottom line...

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Old 03-28-2015, 10:19 AM   #12
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That really sucks, but the only thing I can say based on what I hear on the news day after day after day is..... welcome to the 21st century in the USA.
This just in: the 20th century was no better. Nor the 19th. In fact, crime is down from the 20th, violent crime significantly. Not sure about shoe crime though. Just no internet or 200 channels of TV competing to expose it all.
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True Shoe story

My boat show Shoe story.... years ago My now ex admiral and I attended the Boston boat show and viewed a very nice $$$,$$$$.00 vessel, but it was a bit too small for her.... Well the next week Miami boat show would showcase the new and larger $$$$ model. So next thing I know we are flying to Miami. The Boston broker worked out his deal $$$ with the Miami broker and we all talk many times. As we arrive at the boat early before official opening, after a wake up call from Boston broker. Then the Miami broker snapped the dreaded Ma'am take Off your shoes! Well my Admiral spun on her topsiders and refused to view the boat. I had to turn off my phone with the many desperate calls from Boston broker.... I owe the Miami broker an expensive dinner.
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I once had my favorite pair of Manatee print underwear taken from an unnwashed pile at a marina laundry. Unfortunately for him, he didn't know about my weeping butt furunkles.

Nevertheless, it's a sad state of affairs when some SOB takes your shoes. Hope you had athletes foot or toe fungus or plantars warts or something. On the other hand (or foot) since you had to wear his flip flops, hope he didn't.
Talk about "butt ugly"!

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The only way to look at something like that is that they clearly needed them more than you did.

Even if unintended, you did someone a good deed.
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I've always worried that someone would knock my shoes into the water. I never thought some low-life would steal them.
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The only way to look at something like that is that they clearly needed them more than you did.
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I once had a Bible stolen out of my car while it was parked in the church parking lot. I definitely figured that was the case then.
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I've always worried that someone would knock my shoes into the water. I never thought some low-life would steal them.

Now wouldn't it be strange if hmason's shoes went for a swim before the guy wearing flip flops showed up? The flip flop mystery man is left wondering who would take his nasty sandals.

I've watched to many Columbo episodes. Fanny pack to hold my shoes at the next boat show.
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Wifey B: I don't know where this silly take off your shoe bit started, but we don't have people do it on our boat or in our home. (Well, I know for homes it's a Japanese thing and wouldn't have a problem doing it for them). But, I mean lets see...like the choice is nice boat shoes designed not to mar or anything vs. dirty, sweaty feet, maybe athlete's foot or worse...like who knows. Plus people be clumsy....even coordinated ones. Shoeless toes get broke....old Chinese Proverb. It's one thing to stub your toe in a shoe but without....oh s..... that hurts.

I mean if like I'm wearing stilettos I'll take them off. But deck shoes....
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Well, I know for homes it's a Japanese thing and wouldn't have a problem doing it for them.
Just a heads up. Taking shoes off when entering a house is a Canadian thing too.
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