“Damn it! My 7-year old shoes brought from Spain have just been stolen!”

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July. Early morning. The sun was already up. There was an order about 500 meters from the post in Tapiola, South-East Espoo.

I picked up a tipsy gentleman in his 30s. He was wearing a t-shirt and shorts. When he sat next to me, I noticed that he wasn’t wearing any shoes. I asked him: “Weren’t you wearing anything on your feet? Were you barefooted or are your shoes somewhere near?” It turned out that they weren’t. He explained that he had taken a nap in the bus stop because he wanted to rest for A BIT. But the rest had gotten a little long. When he woke up 1,5 hours later, he noticed that someone had stolen his old Italian shoes. He complained: “Damn it! I brought them from Spain myself 7 years ago. I don’t understand who needed my sweaty and stretched out shoes.” He wasn’t sad about the theft, though. He was rather disturbed about the fact that the shoes had lasted for 7 years and were brought from Spain.

I asked him where he would like to go. His first wish was: “Let’s go to the Shell in Suomenoja (about 7km/4,3mi) to buy a lighter – I really need a smoke.” We drove to the Shell. When he had his cigarette, we kept moving to Siuntio (about 30km/18,6mi) cDSC_0080ounty.

On the way he told me, amongst other things, how speed cameras work and about the speeds you can be driving with without getting a ticket. Considering it was early morning, he had a sharper mind than mine after a 12-hour shift. I had a tough time keeping up with the intelligent topics. It seemed like the hard partying had no effect on him.

But dealing with people in this condition had taken its toll on me. I took the barefooted man home and finished my adventures. The time was 8.30am. I had driven a couple hundred kilometers/miles and been 13 hours behind the wheel. When I put the car to “bed”, I met my Finnish friend Richard. We made a chair while having a few long drinks.

You see what we can generate after these kind of rounds.

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2 thoughts on ““Damn it! My 7-year old shoes brought from Spain have just been stolen!”

  1. Excellent blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a
    little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go
    for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..
    Any recommendations? Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks a lot for your kind words!

      What tips can I give… Hmm. Just do what you like and believe in. Be tenacious! There will be moments when you want to give up, but don’t. Just take a little pause, do something else, hang with your friends for a while and then try again.

      I certainly suggest you to choose WordPress.org. It provides a lot of plugins and other extras which WordPress.com don’t.

      If you have any questions, please let me know. Until then Good Luck! 🙂


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