The Walk of Shame

I am sure everyone has had one. A walk of shame that is. The walk of shame happens the morning after. Be it down the stairs with nosy neighbours peeping through the window as you walk to your car, or the stretch between the house and the stage, and if you are in campus, the path between his/her hostel to yours.

There are many tell-tale signs that one is walkee. The hair is messed up. The clothes are rumbled. Their steps are without confidence. Their head is not held up high. After all, it’s the walk of shame. They are not proud of the previous night, otherwise they would have stayed longer instead of slinking away early in the morning.

I remember having a roommate once. She rarely slept in the room..all she did was come back to the room from her boyfriend’s room, just as our early morning alarms were about to go off. Then she would shower before going back to sleep for an hour or so.

Hall six. Appropriately nick-named Hall sex. No need to elaborate, I’ve heaved similar-praises on it previously. A path runs directly to Hall 5, also a guys’ hostel. On a random balcony of Hall 5, one has a bird’s eye view of the walkees. The question of course is, what would you be doing on a Hall 5 balcony so late/early in the night? You’ll probably be doing the walk yourself much later.

Mostly, it’s the girls who do the walk. Because boys in campus walk around rugged day and night, and sometimes do not change clothes too often so you never know…

Recently, in a bid to enhance security, it was thought necessary to install floodlights at strategic spots in the campus compound. Strategically they were placed. One, flooding light at the path where the walk of shame takes place. Previously, it was a dark secure place, and now even when you are taking a normal walk, the everyone around will notice.

The other floodlights have caused light to shine into strategic places where lovers used to be one with nature. Now even the shadows of the trees are no longer sufficient, and watchmen have been enjoying the sights and sounds of those who don’t want to get a room.

If my former roommate there now, she might consider waiting for daytime when there is busy traffic so one can blend in as you walk back to your room.

This you?

Care to share your walk of shame experience?


11 Responses

  1. I think it really is the Stride of Pride. There is nothing shameful about sex, however messy or spontaneous it can be.

    really? Sometimes if its the wrong person/time, it can be pretty shameful afterwards.

    Most people I know carry a fornication bag so that you can have a change of clothes even if you end up having an ONS.

    Is it any wonder they invented the big bags for ladies? A new outfit can comfortably fit in.

  2. It is shameful if you pretended to be anti-liaisons when clearly, you were bagged and robbed several jewels…

    bagged and robbed of jewels..he he..well, maybe that’s the shameful part.

  3. Its been years since I was in campus but those walks are fresh in my memory.

    P.S Nothing to be ashamed of, at least you got some!


    Am sure you took some yourself..

  4. lol! @ Bert
    Stride of pride? That’s a good one. I do agree though that the shame is unnecessary unless of course the night was not worth it…… And still for ur self esteem’s sake, u shd hold ur head high as u walk it……

    Maybe he’s right. Some of the girls walk out quite shamelessly, after having showered and strutted around in towels.

  5. That’s what makes campus life so exciting and memorable. 🙂

    Exactly..the walks are here to stay.

  6. Guess the plus side is you got some…the horror is always how to justify why alcohol and a shmuck #$$$ clande were involved…Adult life is so complicated.

    I dont think we worry so much about the clande and the alcohol, at least not as much as who will see us leave..

  7. i can remember those walks with nolstagia, at least hall 1 mamas used to use the ka back route from hall 2 so they would once in a while get away. And the way if you meet a chile on her walk of shame, even your classmate could not say wussup, head down eyes straight, she would looked ssooo focussed on the road ahead

    you were in which Hall? How many walks did you take? Details…

  8. I agree with Ourkid, nothing shameful about sex… at all. Except if it was rape, cheating or drugs and alcohol were involved.

    Well…it wouldn’t be a walk of shame if a liberal amount of alcohol/bad choices was not involved….

  9. better the walk of ‘shame’ than the walk of lame … this is the one you take when nothin happened all night 🙂

    Don’t remind me..I’ve had those too! The walk of lame makes the walk of shame more like the stride of pride!

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  11. this is true……..and on random balcony of Hall 5, one has a bird’s eye view of the walkees..,…thats where my room is…… has never been better!!!!!!!!!!!!…..but am shifting to hall sex sooon……i wanna help this sisters out……but i always play safe……….life ni fupi kujifanya mzuri…..

    help the sisters out but play safe, good plan.

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