Stinky Shoes

March 4, 2010

in Odor Stories

It’s sad. Because of unexpected traffic delays, I ran like mad to meet my international flight and made it just as they were about to close the doors. As it turned out, seated next to me on the aisle was a soccer player. When he sat back down after getting up to let me into my seat, I noticed the smell of old sports moldy toe-jam shoes. It wasn’t a little scent, it was very strong and nasty. I was appalled, but I did my best to ignore it the whole flight. Until we were getting close to our destination…

I got up to go to the bathroom. The smell followed me. It was unexplainable, since I was pretty sure the soccer player didn’t touch me with his shoes or feet. I swore it was the soccer player, but in the lavatory I looked down and realized it was my shoes!!! Apparently, the old comfy shoes I liked to wear travelling didn’t handle the dampness of my running to meet the plane very well, and had picked a bad time to start smelling! Never before had these shoes smelled, but now they positively reeked.

I made my way back to my seat, but before I could muster up the nerve to apologize through my embarrassment, we landed and the soccer player got off. No bad looks; no grumbling; he just left the plane and was graceful about the whole thing. I was mortified, but very grateful for his grace.

Now I am especially vigilant about deodorants, perfumes, etc. when I travel – I’ve added shoes onto the list.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

david March 4, 2010 at 7:48 pm

well at least you owned upto the smell and understood that you were to blaim even though you were quick to judge others


Jodi March 5, 2010 at 5:39 am

LOL now that's funny!


david March 5, 2010 at 6:32 am

I am a tool.


david March 5, 2010 at 7:16 am

well congradulations on using another persons nake again, see that you have a very boring couped up life and dont get out enough

have a nice life

…….nxt time if your gonna use other peoples names it helps if your gonna say imma tool that you dont post them within a min of each othre genious


Hugh March 5, 2010 at 6:33 am

I am a bigger tool.


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