A woman threw a shoe at the Israeli ambassador to Sweden as he was giving a lecture on Israel's forthcoming elections. The shoe hit the ambassador in the chest during a seminar held at the University of Stockholm on Wednesday, a local police official said. The Swedish woman is the first shoe thrower to hit the target. She asked for her red Nike to be returned by the police as they escorted her out. Another person threw two books at the ambassador but missed.It would seem to me that once you throw your shoe at someone, you should expect that such person would feel free to keep the shoe. I would say that this falls under the general rule: "There is no free lunch."
What is the etiquette here?
Regards -- Cliff
PS: Throwing "books"? Books are not to be thrown, but preserved and cherished. I find throwing books offensive to the idea of literacy.