So....I was walking to meet up with a dear friend of mine this morning...
Walking up the hill near my house towards 4th Avenue in Kitsilano I felt that 'strangeness' you feel when someone is watching you.
Glancing to my left I noticed a Police car driving ever so slowly up beside me.
Figuring they were just cruising slow I kept on walking, whistling and singing away as I strolled up the hill - barefoot of course.
Then the cruiser pulls in front of me and a young officer steps out of the passenger side. "How's your day going sir?" to which I replied "Great thank you, and how about yours?!"
"Fine...So....what's with the 'no shoes'?"
I'm thinking: 'Wow, I got stopped by the cops for not wearing shoes!...That's kind of cool!'.
So I dutifully outlined for him why I don't wear shoes. As I did so he plainly became aware that I wasn't a) drunk, b) on drugs or c) a crazy homeless person that could have also been 'a' and/or 'b'.
Officer: "Cool, we just don't see many people not wearing shoes!"
Me (with a big smile of course!): "And you thought 'Who is this crazy dude walking around barefoot'"
Officer: "No, no, not at all...we just wanted to see...uhhh..what was up. Sorry for the inconvenience. You have a great day sir"
Me: "No problem man, you have an awesome day too!"
Funny as hell...and really made my day!