|The Yellow Shoes of Shame|
The Yellow Shoes of Shame
Feb. 14th, 2005 @ 05:59 pm
I am currently wearing the metaphorical yellow shoes of shame. As part of the school uniform each grade has a color trim on the shoe associated with that grade. First years' (for my American friends 7th graders') are blue, second year students' (8th graders') are red, and third years' (9th graders) are green. But if you loose your shoes you have to buy a new pair from the school and the school only sells yellow trimmed shoes, so they really stand out. I think of them as the yellow shoes of shame. Alas, I am now wearing my own yellow shoes of shame. My watch battery was dieing and being a physics major I thought, “Being able to think my way through this will make up for any lack of skill.” I opened my watch up to find a rather cryptic message about needing to short a circuit out in order to reset the system. My watch is pretty impressive storage because I could upload a lot into it from my computer. I took the battery out, threw a new one in, looked at the circuit, convinced myself how I needed to short it out, and then got down to the actual shorting. To my horror the watch is now dead. I have tried to fiddle with it, but with no luck. It was a fine watch too. It shall be missed. These shoes don't go with my outfit...
|Date:||February 15th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)|| |
that watch knew more than I do, and I'm a physics major!
If you hold a wake for it I will download my most cherished memories of that watch.
Thanks it means a lot that my TRUE friends know my pain...
People who haven't lost a watch just can't understand the pain of someone who has.
|Date:||February 16th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)|| |
My mickey mouse watch broke in 10th grade and I was crushed. I never liked mickey mouse but I LOVED that watch. It was special too it was a lefty. Mickey faced the opposite way in my watch, so i could tell mine from all the other 3rd graders when I got it. sigh. it still sits on my dresser at home displayed in all it's non-ticking glory.
|Date:||February 15th, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)|| |
We don't have shoe trim by grades at Suminodo. We have blue trim for the boys and red for the girls, regardless of grade.
This is presumably because determining the sex of a student would otherwise be impossible. (?)
Maybe Suminodo's yellow shoes are the Yellow Shoes of Hermaphroditetism!
|Date:||February 18th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)|| |
I feel your pain, as well. Your watch came from the sea of technology that is Japan, and so it has come to rest in the land that gave it birth.
My watch, too, is on its last legs, and looks to die a peaceful death in its sleep before I leave this island. A databank watch that's been with me since middle school, its plastic casing has broken where the bar holding the strap used to be, and the button that resets the stopwatch and deletes telephone entries no longer functions. I am glad that it can look foward to good company in the afterworld of watches, when soon its time comes.
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