on a wire
While playing frisbee with Tai and Sugar in the field today, I noticed this pair of sneakers hanging from a telephone wire. I have always wondered what it meant. Is it some adolescent right of passage? A secret sign only understood by UFO's? There was only one way to find out. Google. I found a few different explanations.
1) The shoes increase wire visibility for low-flying aircraft.
2) It is popularly believed that tennis shoes hanging from utility wires signifies a place where one can buy drugs.
3) Another folk belief holds that boys who have just "scored" for the first time, throw their shoes over a wire.
Let's just say - you won't be seeing tennis shoes hanging from a telephone wire in front of my house.