Walk a mile in my shoes

@p1kef1sh (45647)
November 1, 2008 2:17pm CST
I have seen this phrase a few times on here recently and it has got me wondering what that would be like, assuming that the shoes fit of course. So if I were to walk a mile in your shoes what would I find and where would I go?
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@nannacroc (4049)
1 Nov 08
You'd go nowhere and find nothing and your feet would hurt.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Nov 08
But if you were showing me the way Nanna who knows where we might end up!
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@nannacroc (4049)
1 Nov 08
In a world of our own maybe. That no-one else can share.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
All our sorrows we'll leave far behind us there. And I know you will find there'll be peace of mind when we live in a world of our own.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
2 Nov 08
A mile in my shoes would probably be very dull. You'd be covering the same ground over and over! Today I have been harvesting olives, so I've been up and down the path from the fields to the house with buckets of olives what feels like a hundred times and I must have walked at least a mile by now. On a normal day I expect we'd walk through the village with the pushchair at least once though, enjoying the view and a bit of a chat with the neighbours for the first half then building up a sweat and puffing allot for the second half of the journey when we go off the tarmac road. We'd arrive at the farm, then do more of this back and forth business but this time with piles of rocks or buckets of sand. If you are anything like me, you might want to hitch a lift back to the house afterwards and shove the pushchair in the back of the van!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
Sounds very rustic and a lot of hard work! However, a gentle walk, minus the olive/building buckets, sounds quite relaxing, especially in the early evening.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
2 Nov 08
Hmmm ... perhaps I'll join you. And I'll leave the buckets to someone else!
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@Munchkin547 (2779)
2 Nov 08
hmm i think you'd find that you'd need a trip to boots to get some gell cushions - those heels can be a killer!!! i think you'd end up very bored very quickly though! xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
Long time since I've worn heels Muncheletto. 6 inches can be such a killer! LOL. Heel I mean.
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2 Nov 08
i knew you'd be able to relate p1ke!! xxx
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
2 Nov 08
Hmmm well I am not sure anyone would volunteer to walk a mile in my shoes the way I am at the moment as I have chronic fatigue syndrome and every movement is a struggle, but 2 years ago, before I got sick, there were people who were proud of me and the way I stood up for the weak and harasses against their persecutors. It was hard but I liked seeing the smiles on their faces when the harassers got put back in their place. You see in my last job I ran the union branch at my workplace. It was a totally voluntary role and very stressful but I learned a lot from it. I know there are some people who do not like unionists but I believe in standing up for people's rights and when you are an introvert like me that is hard but the experience did me a lot of good as a person.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
CFS is a real horror and people just don't understand how awful it is to suffer from it. I was Branch secretary of my Union for a while but left when my Branch elected a moderate leader, when they wanted a radical, and I was accused of vote rigging! They set the Electoral Reform Society on me, who completely exonerated me, but it left a very bad taste in my mouth and I refused to join any union ever again. However, I am all for defending people's rights provided that those people also recognise that they have responsibilities as well.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
3 Nov 08
Yes this illness is not fun but I am hoping that I have reached the bottom now as I have not got any worse for the last 6 months. I have not gotten any better but as I kept declining over the first 18 months I was getting worried. No one knows how long I will be stuck with it or whether I will recover. I do hope so. I never had that problem with my branch as no one wanted the job and there were never any volunteers. My union was the one that covers all tertiary education workers and my members were the poor technical college cousins, as the Universities got all the attention. I started off moderate but as I saw the dark side of my employer I changed. I was shocked to see how nasty people could be and I was stunned when my own branch secretary changed sides and started harassing a woman with fibromyalgia in the hope that she would resign. I understand how you feel about it. I know that there are good and bad people in anything and sometimes people do not get the support they need. I firmly believed in supporting any member who asked for help even when I did not like them but I found out that in the past there were people who did not get the support they needed and so some people would never rejoin in protest at the way their friends were treated.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
2 Nov 08
To keep health fit and sound there is a phrase : 'After dinner walk a mile and after suffer rest a while'. But your pharase is rather confusing.My shoes can't be totally fit for you.If you were my shoes there will be blistr in your toes.It will not be possible for you to walk a mile.Then you have to go to a docter.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
LOL. It isn't a literal phrase. It means to experience life as you see it.
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• Australia
4 Nov 08
I'm astonished and flabbergasted at the number of responses which walk down the concrete path. Lash
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
2 Nov 08
Decorated House - my favourite house to visit on Oct 31st
If you walked a mile in my shoes last night, you would've seen one of the most fun houses decorated for Hallowe'en. There are a bunch of "dummies" on the lawn and in the driveway, and at least 3 of them contain live creatures. They scare the crap outta the kids EVERY year... even when they know it's coming. So if you walked in the shoes of one of my kids last night, you would've been able to practice some running, thanks to the aforementioned dummies. I've added a pic of the house. Even some of the dummies that look stuffed, aren't. There's a big "coffin" box on the driveway next to the vehicle there... I had Alex open it up, and it sent him running when a creature of sorts sat up and made noises at him. It was BRILLIANT!!!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
I looked at the photo and now I know where most of my family have gone! LOL. Poor Alex. Why do I think that his Mum laughed her socks off?
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
3 Nov 08
Why would you think such a thing P1ke???
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Sorry to sy, but you'd walk all around the hopuse behind my dad and nowhere else really. Lot's of stress is all you'd find. Okay, you'd actually find a lot of friends and neighbors walking Buster through the neighborhood. You'd find a lovely garden and flower beds inm the yard and also a beautiful front yard with bright and vibrant lilies and otjher flowers during the spring and summer. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Nov 08
That sounds very good Grandpa Bob. Lovely in fact.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Thanks friend. It can be a pain at times though. Usually at weeding time. Or at dads bath time. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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1 Nov 08
well l would go for a long walk up snowdonian the veiws are stuning at this time of year it is very cold but if you wrap up it is okay and once you start walking up there you would just keep walking so you would walk more than a mile
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 Nov 08
I have never been to Snowdonia. I must get up there one day. Closest I've been is probably Chester!
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2 Nov 08
you should it a lovely place to see
2 Nov 08
Hi p1key, He he, if you tried to get into my shoes, it won't fir for a start as it will be too small for you and wouln't far, hahaha, and if you did try, your feet will be sore and you will get to my town centre and beyond, it depends which way your going. Hugs Tamara
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
I think that your shoes might just pinch a little Tamara! LOL. XX
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@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
2 Nov 08
Hi there pike. I was thinking of what to answer to your topic and i believe i have a few things on my mind about this. I trust that if you were to walk a mile in my shoes you would find true love, you would visit a student's life once again, but not your average student, but a special one, one that likes his privacy, is a bit shy at times, loves with all his heart, and puts much dedication in all that he does.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
I have some of those things Elitess but as a student I suspect that I too would be a privacy seeker. Not too private. I don't want to be all alone all the time.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
2 Nov 08
You would not like my shoes as they tend to stay off my feet and I in my chair on my computer or sleeping. I dont get out much anymore because of the weather here. I just stay in doors and stay on my computer all day. Lonely life for me.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
I didn't realise that Tuscon had extremes of weather. Hope that it's not too snowy. I'm sorry that you feel lonely. myLot solved that for me and in fact now I get out a whole load more too thanks to the encouragement and support of my friends here.
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• Australia
2 Nov 08
Anyone who walked a mile in my shoes would stop telling me I'm malingering when I complain about my back problems; they'd stop saying how easy it is to stop smoking (especially those who never have smoked); they'd stop calling me arrogant or standoffish; they'd recognise me as the Messiah - oops, sorry, that one just slipped out; they'd see past my plumber's body to the philosopher's soul inside it. Lash
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
You're a rare breed Lash. A plumber who doesn't believe that he's the Messiah. Never heard of such a person - sorry deity! Over here a considerable donation to the Church of Copper Pipe is essential if one is to experience a second coming to get the water turned on again! I've read one or two of your responses and like what I've read. I'll keep on walking and viewing your thoughts if I may.
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
11 Nov 08
For a start, you wouldn't have to injure yourself with stilettos. You'd be nice and comfy, because I only wear flats. You wouldn't go anywhere very exciting ... just pottering around the house and garden and a few odd grocery shopping trips. Out to the beach for fish'n'chips every now and then and you'd go to Darwin once a year. You'd also have to run fast to get away from my husband - if he caught you, you'd get ravished!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
12 Nov 08
I like odd grocery trips. How odd could they get I wonder? Fish and chips o the beach is one of my favourite combinations of food and venue. Now as to hubby ravishing me. I used to have a labrador that humped my leg; so long as there are no tongues............. LOL.
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
12 Nov 08
I'm sure my husband would hump your leg if you'd like. And buy you fish'n'chips afterwards. (He's a very good sport!)
@p1kef1sh (45647)
12 Nov 08
You don't get away that easily. Poor chap. Does he know how maligned he is? If he's anything like me he will know only too well!
@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
4 Nov 08
You'd be a mile away and wearing my shoes...bring 'em back you scoundrel! Hope you catch my foot fungus!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Nov 08
Shan't and I've got some cream. Got to say that 6 inch heels are a heck of a job to walk in. Why can't you wear lower heels like lesser mortals?!!
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Hope you catch my foot fungus ok that made me toss up a little in my mouth LOL
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
5 Nov 08
Sorry raven
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
8 Nov 08
You wouldn't be going far since I am never out and about much...I have heard and sometimes live by that saying don't judge another till you know the situation well or walked in their shoes. If you walked in my shoes you wouldn't leave without scars of emotional turmoil,low self-esteem and a fuzzy outlook on life and you would wonder why your even out of bed..lol
@p1kef1sh (45647)
8 Nov 08
I'd take the owner of those shoes by the hand and together we would go on an adventure where she would discover that actually she is beautiful inside and out. That there is nothing that she cannot achieve and that she is loved so much. Then we'd come home and drink sparkling lemonade and dance until dawn! XX
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Thanks P1ke you always know what to say to make someone feel better,,no wonder your wife loves you.lol Of course you better watch your toes because I haven't been dancing in a very very long time and I am bound to step on a few toes.(HUGS!!)
@koalatbs (2231)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Unfortunately, if you were to walk a mile in my shoes p1kef1sh, first off... you'd have to wear Crocs, because they are pretty much the only shoes nowadays that do not aggrevate my heel spurs & plantar fasciitis. I know, they are ugly, but what can I do?! Secondly, if you were to walk a mile in my shoes... your legs would hurt really bad because the stupid doctors have yet to figure out what the heck is wrong with you yet! It has only been about a year and a half now of pain... what's the big deal?! Lastly, if you were to walk a mile in my shoes... you'd be trying to run from your 13, soon to be 14, year old son who is driving you batty! He's the typical teenager who wants to be independent and be left alone, but who can't make up his mind or do one little thing you ask of him without an argument. So... have FUN walking a mile in my shoes!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
6 Nov 08
Crocs aren't pretty, but they are pretty comfortable. But your feet and back sound a real problem. I've been through the teenager thing it doesn't improve with age, just gets more expensive! But we'd have a fun on our walk you can bet. Even if I had to carry you!
@koalatbs (2231)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Thank you... you are very thoughtful. :)
@Humbug25 (12552)
4 Nov 08
Hi ya p1kef1sh I think you would be pulling your hair out by the end of the day! You'd be walking downstairs making breakfast for3 hungry boys in the morning and then chasing around after them trying to get them ready for school, then you'd be back home to face the housework and huge pile of washing. You don't really want me to go on do you? It sounds really boring!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Nov 08
I'm exhausted just reading about it Humbug! Not really, but I can imagine that it is hard work on your own. Still, when they get home you'll be there with a big hug for each of them and a hug and grin back and that can't be beat!
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@Humbug25 (12552)
6 Nov 08
Absolutely p1kef1sh I wouldn't change my life for all the tea in China!!
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Let's see a mile in my shoes, take you to about the edge of town, we live in a small community out side a big city. You would see beautiful homes, well kept yards, you would see a park and some stores and resturants. There really isn't much to see walking a mile in my shoes, untill you get about 2 miles more up the road. There you will find all that you need to survive in one parking lot. Grocery stores, doctors offices, wal mart, resturants, etc. All together in one convient area. And no excitement.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Nov 08
I'm sure that it can't be that dull. I expect that there are some good people there to chat to at least.
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
8 Nov 08
This is a small town where there is not much even in the way of crime, police ride bikes in the summer. But yes I have a good neighbor behind me and we do have interesting conversations. When you go to the local store you know many that are in there shopping and they know you as a customer. i would rather live in the dull and feel safe rather than the city where it is a every day round of killings and home invasions.
@robert19ph (4586)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
[i]Hello p1kef1sh, Walking a mile from my house is fun. There is one good way because there are no car and smoke while you are walking. I just go across the street and behind our chapel is an open space with lots of tree and trails. It's good walking that trail just enjoying the peace and quietness of the outdoor. You might want to try and walk that mile from your house and just enjoy the scenery you pass by. I think you are going to like. Regards.[/i]
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
A mile from my house you will find an ancient town and cathedral or an even more ancient castle and site of the former cathedral. I am very lucky where I live. We have downland, 5 rivers and rolling countryside too.
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• Philippines
3 Nov 08
Looks like a good place to explore and do fishing. You are very lucky indeed to have such a place. Have a good hike.
@dragon54u (31185)
• United States
2 Nov 08
You wouldn't be walking much in my shoes because of chronic back pain from a spinal curvature. You'd mostly sit a lot. On a typical day like today (Sunday) you'd go to church then come home and play with the dogs. Get sheets off bed, sit down cos that pulled something. take sheets to basement and put in laundry, have a seat on the steps before going back up. Vacuum a room at a time resting between rooms, write an article then do the dishes. That's not quite a mile but pretty near.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
2 Nov 08
That sounds so painful. My mother has that at the top of her spine. Your day sounds like mine except I am about to go off to do my bit at the Cathedral. Take it easy and keep warm - it's freezing here.
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@dragon54u (31185)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Well, at least I can walk so I am very blessed! We are having spring-like weather here for at least another week after a cold snap, it's going to be a great week!