++ Ever got a shoe shine at the Airport?

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“I am”

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#1 Nov 19, 2012
So I'm sitting in the Airport waiting for my flight... And my terminal is across from a shoe shine kiosk, and there's a guy getting his shoes shined....

....looking down at my shoes, I could possibly go for a shine because the minute I land I'm heading to a board room for a meeting..

Another guy just sat down to get his shoes shined...

I would never under any circumstances get my shoes shined in the airport, it just doesn't seem right. It seems snobbish, and degrading for the people doing it.

The guys getting their shoes shined look like complete tools. The people doing it look like tools as well.

Maybe I'm just over thinking this thing...but it just seems 1900ish... And seems like something that's a bit too intimate to have a complete stranger doing to your shoes in front of so many people.

It just looks kind of odd to me...

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#2 Nov 19, 2012
I would never get my shoes shined...I feel like I do not have the right nor need someone to shine my shoes. I rather shine them myself.:P

And it seems kind of wrong and as you stated "snobbish".

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#3 Nov 19, 2012
I guess it's all part of the ecosystem.

I've never gotten my shoes shined at the Airport but I don't look down on shoe shiners. It's a job. We all have our part to play to make this engine run.

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#4 Nov 19, 2012
They have shoe shiners in Reagan national airport in Washington Dc & the people don't seem to have a massa/slave look to them LOL. It's a business, & a job. Some of the shiners get decent tips as well. It's no more degrading then women working at a hooters restaurant. Just my opinion....

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#5 Nov 19, 2012
MumRa wrote:
I guess it's all part of the ecosystem.
I've never gotten my shoes shined at the Airport but I don't look down on shoe shiners. It's a job. We all have our part to play to make this engine run.
Of course, but it is not the fact of looking down on them, it is the feeling of "our ancestors" once held those menial position.
And I cannot help feeling bad or depress :p
I mean that is how I always feel :P
Poultry Connoiseur

Brighton, MI

#6 Nov 19, 2012
MrAnderson9 wrote:
So I'm sitting in the Airport waiting for my flight... And my terminal is across from a shoe shine kiosk, and there's a guy getting his shoes shined....
....looking down at my shoes, I could possibly go for a shine because the minute I land I'm heading to a board room for a meeting..
Another guy just sat down to get his shoes shined...
I would never under any circumstances get my shoes shined in the airport, it just doesn't seem right. It seems snobbish, and degrading for the people doing it.
The guys getting their shoes shined look like complete tools. The people doing it look like tools as well.
Maybe I'm just over thinking this thing...but it just seems 1900ish... And seems like something that's a bit too intimate to have a complete stranger doing to your shoes in front of so many people.
It just looks kind of odd to me...
Ha ha, you can't get air Jordans shined at the airport. Board meeting, lol. My guess is you are probably a porter at the airport. Better for you to go back to the Greyhound station, you people are better suited there.

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#7 Nov 19, 2012
PANMA19 wrote:
<quoted text>Of course, but it is not the fact of looking down on them, it is the feeling of "our ancestors" once held those menial position.
And I cannot help feeling bad or depress :p
I mean that is how I always feel :P
I understand that and we were raised to look at our ancestors in shame. They were doing the best they could do with what they had at the moment. That's why they fought so hard for voting rights, and schooling. So that you could be in an Airport today. In a better position and not choose to shine shoes.

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#8 Nov 19, 2012
PANMA19 wrote:
I would never get my shoes shined...I feel like I do not have the right nor need someone to shine my shoes. I rather shine them myself.:P
And it seems kind of wrong and as you stated "snobbish".
I agree, it also wouldn't feel right with everyone walking by and looking.

I don't think I could ever need a shoe shine that bad.

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#9 Nov 19, 2012
MumRa wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand that and we were raised to look at our ancestors in shame. They were doing the best they could do with what they had at the moment. That's why they fought so hard for voting rights, and schooling. So that you could be in an Airport today. In a better position and not choose to shine shoes.
Yep...I agree. But you know what amazes me! We have so much technology today and we do not even have a machine shoe shiner!:o what is up with that? Lol.:P

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#10 Nov 19, 2012
MrAnderson9 wrote:
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I agree, it also wouldn't feel right with everyone walking by and looking.
I don't think I could ever need a shoe shine that bad.
Me either.:p

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#12 Nov 19, 2012
MumRa wrote:
I guess it's all part of the ecosystem.
I've never gotten my shoes shined at the Airport but I don't look down on shoe shiners. It's a job. We all have our part to play to make this engine run.
I agree brother.. I agree.

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#13 Nov 20, 2012
PANMA19 wrote:
<quoted text>Of course, but it is not the fact of looking down on them, it is the feeling of "our ancestors" once held those menial position.
And I cannot help feeling bad or depress :p
I mean that is how I always feel :P
You're ridiculous.. really you are.
How many women gettheir shoes shined? The service is aimed at business men travelling on Business trips through teh airport.
It's not aimed at female teenaged college students.... are you going to get your Converse All Stars sneakers shined???

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#14 Nov 20, 2012
Lol

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#15 Nov 20, 2012
MumRa wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand that and we were raised to look at our ancestors in shame. They were doing the best they could do with what they had at the moment. That's why they fought so hard for voting rights, and schooling. So that you could be in an Airport today. In a better position and not choose to shine shoes.
Panda19 is ridiculous.
By her reasoning, all those Indian/Korean/Chinese doctors and lawyers get upset and emotional when they go into a grocery store or a gas station, because their immigrant ancestors worked in these places.

Lol!
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#16 Nov 20, 2012
MrAnderson9 wrote:
So I'm sitting in the Airport waiting for my flight... And my terminal is across from a shoe shine kiosk, and there's a guy getting his shoes shined....
....looking down at my shoes, I could possibly go for a shine because the minute I land I'm heading to a board room for a meeting..
Another guy just sat down to get his shoes shined...
I would never under any circumstances get my shoes shined in the airport, it just doesn't seem right. It seems snobbish, and degrading for the people doing it.
The guys getting their shoes shined look like complete tools. The people doing it look like tools as well.
Maybe I'm just over thinking this thing...but it just seems 1900ish... And seems like something that's a bit too intimate to have a complete stranger doing to your shoes in front of so many people.
It just looks kind of odd to me...
I used to think that way until I got my shoes shined at an upscale mall by a beautiful woman with big tits and no bra.

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#17 Nov 20, 2012
Bayou City wrote:
<quoted text> I used to think that way until I got my shoes shined at an upscale mall by a beautiful woman with big tits and no bra.
Lmao

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