DIARY: Them shoes weren’t made for walking

Remember the poster for Marlboro featuring hub caps, which were promptly nicked? Someone else has decided it would be a good idea to give away useless items.

Remember the poster for Marlboro featuring hub caps, which were

promptly nicked? Someone else has decided it would be a good idea to

give away useless items.



An ad for an Edinburgh recruitment consultancy, Black Appointments, went

up in the city’s Morrison Street last week with 91 pairs of shoes and

the strapline, ’Filled’. After just one day, six pairs were stolen and,

over the weekend, another 20-odd pairs went astray.



Sadly, the opportunists would have been dismayed to find that the shoes

were bought by the agency, the Union, second-hand (being canny Scots, of

course) and were then nailed to the board, making them unusable.



Oddly, several single shoes were among the haul. Surely there can’t be

that many one-legged thieves in Edinburgh?



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