A part of growing up in India is getting your slippers stolen from outside a temple. Well, I was lucky in that department that I never faced such a situation. I was very careful and used to wear the ugliest slippers while going to the temple. People leave their footwear outside while entering a temple or a Gurudwara,it is a sign of respect. I remember eating a "Langar", with my shoes tucked inside my shirt. It was free food so I had to eat and I was wearing my favorite shoes at that time. So I was in a dilemma to leave the shoes outside or skip the free food. Leaving an opportunity to eat free food is the biggest sin ever. So I improvised and tucked my shoes under my T-Shirt, I was already very fat,So my belly coming out unusually because of the shoes did not make much of a difference. Sorry getting back to the point. I have shifted base to Melbourne now and occasionally on a Sunday me and my friend visit a Gurudwara. So one fine Sunday evening I and my friend went to the Gurudwara and after worshiping and eating Langar I returned to see my slippers missing from the footwear rack outside. I was amused and my friend too. It was nostalgic, I mean as if we were back in India for a moment. We looked around to see if someone might have kept it somewhere else, but they were nowhere to be found. It is a rule that If someone steals your footwear, you steal someone else footwear. But I preferred walking barefoot to the car rather than getting abused by the supposed person's slippers I would have been wearing.