DISNEY WORLD, FL — After a 3-hour wait in hellish summer conditions, exasperated father Jim Nelson gave up on retrieving his left Croc from the moving sidewalk inside of Space Mountain.
According to reports, the shoe became stuck in the conveyer’s mechanism during a sudden lurch in the crowd that sent the family several feet ahead in line.
“Forget it, just forget it,” the visibly frustrated man told his wife, Alecia, last Thursday, as the two escorted their 8-year-old daughter through the futuristic ride’s ornate entrance. “I’ll get something at the gift shop afterwards.”
The noble sacrifice was a difficult, but necessary one, the man later told reporters.
“There was no way I was going back for that. We’d be here all day.”
Nelson had bought the sea-foam green rubber shoes specifically for the trip to Orlando, citing their robust arch support and breathable design. Unfortunately, the investment had been a total loss.
“If we just wait a second, it might come loose and catch up with us,” Mrs. Nelson reportedly pleaded with her husband, who ignored her on his heroic march forward.
The family later realized that the sacrifice, itself, had been in vain, however, as Nelson was barred entry onto the ride by a pimpled 18-year-old attendant for not wearing shoes.