Circumvent "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service" Regulations With On-the-fly Flipflops!

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Ever wanted to go into an establishment that advertises "No shirt, no shoes, no service"? Ever been asked to leave such an establishment for lack of footwear? Here's the solution! Note that at a distance, the model below appears to be wearing real, foot-protecting, tangible sandals. Also note that the perfectly good pair of normal, not-on-the-fly flipflops are being ignored.

Since all the materials needed are pocket-sized, I figured this would make a good entry for the pocket-sized contest.

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Step 1: Draw Flipflops on Your Feet With a Sharpie.

This is as simple as it sounds. I did it in the back of a pickup truck bouncing down the road on the way to a certain establishement.. at night. So it can't be all that hard. Just draw freeform. Consider tattooing for long-term barefootedness, although this might be best done in a tattoo parlor rather than a moving vehicle.

Step 2: Don't Draw Attention to Yourself During the Visit.

This step is also pretty easy for most people. I climbed on the soda racks, talked loudly, and joked back and forth at the checkout line with my friends about my plan to live in a converted semi trailer someday. Worked great, none of the associates suspected that I was in fact barefoot.

If you are noticed to be barefoot, you may get kicked out by a security guard. If it's the security guard directly below, though, I wouldn't worry too much. He's on your side. And lazy, looks like.

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    SultrySiccilian

    5 years ago

    I am a person that pushes the envelope with how aware they are of key details such these wonderful magic marker flops be cuz they sure they dont flip

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    rachel

    11 years ago on Introduction

    HA HA HA HA! My favorite was always to go barefoot into a shoestore and when they would say I needed shoes on, I would explain that i didn't have any and was trying to buy some. Always confused the hell out of them.

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    lycoris3rachel

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, need shoes to enter to buy the only pair of shoes you would own until you get another set?!?!? rotflmao! That....is....hilarious!

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    1upqwerty90210

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I have... I always wondered what would happen if you walked in wearing a shirt, shoes, and underwear only! :P

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    daturamina1up

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i have actually done that, at a grocery store, with a group of friends. employees stared, but did not say anything

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    strikew3st1up

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Shirt shoes and a towel flew when my roommates woke me up in an unpleasant manner for a liquor store run. I said "I'm not putting pants on for you jerks!" and they said that wasn't the question. Note: there is no shame in putting on a backup pair of drawers underneath said towel, nobody needs to be on the sex offender list when the breeze kicks up.

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    RetroPlayer

    11 years ago on Introduction

    On next weeks show: How to drive drunk and cheat the breathalizer when the cops pull you over!! The following week: How to grab a soldering iron from the hot end! Bonus: How to get FREE GAS by not paying for it!! So when you slice your foot open on that broken glass from the last drunk that tried to buy beer, you aren't going to sue the store?

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    metqaRetroPlayer

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    If the store has large pieces of broken glass just strewn about, I'd say they have a bigger problem than one dude without shoes.

    BTW, most people who go barefoot actually LOOK where they are going, thereby avoiding the minefield of broken glass, shop nails and steaming acid spills regular strewn about store floors to catch the unawares. LOL

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    Ted_lens

    9 years ago on Introduction

     Wow, This is an awesome tutorial.

    Practical solution to an any-day problem, i like it!


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    hammer9876

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I used to live close to the beach. There were a lot of fast food joints that had to deal with customers wearing wet and sandy swimsuits. Customers tracked in a lot of sand no matter what they wore on their feet. I don't think anyone cared whether you wore shoes or not. Just bring money! Loved the fake shoes.