Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Shoe Shine

I like it whenever I have shiny polished shoes, but I have a problem with letting others shine them for me. I think it is degrading to make another human being shine your shoes, even if you are paying them for the service.

You will never see me in an airport casually reading a newspaper or thinking about my giant stacks of money as a poor soul feverishly cleans and polishes my footwear.

I don't shine my shoes very often, but when I do, I enjoy the smell of the black Kiwi shoe polish and how a pair of recently polished shoes makes me feel. Speaking of Kiwi, I recently came across this add of theirs below.


Does this insinuate if you rub your shoes like a lamp, a miniature genie dressed in a nightgown will appear?

Maybe this is supposed to be a subliminal message that women really get turned on by a pair of shiny shoes? I think someone in the marketing department needs to look up the definition of subliminal before they do their next ad.

At any rate, now that I understand how important it is, I will be shining my shoes every day!

8 comments:

Tom said...

Kristina P. has left a new comment on your post "The Shoe Shine":

Adam shines his shoes a lot. I'm surprised Adam hasn't bought stock in that one, yet.

Tom said...

Sorry Kristina, I sometimes hit delete to the comment instead of the e-mail and it won't let you add it back in.

Middle-aged Mormon Man said...

It is really strange that you would post that picture. That is the exact same woman that picks up my shoes every Saturday night, and leaves them next to the front door for me on Sunday morning. My wife doesn't care much for the arrangement.

Crystal Pistol said...

That's quite an advert. I doubt most men even notice the shoe at all.

Kelly said...

What a silly ad. It gives a new mental image to the woman who lived in the shoe. Her waistline implies that she opted for adoption of all those children...

Eric said...

Kiwi smells nothing at all like the fruit, I want my money back.

So... the lady in the ad, how can that not inspire a spirited game of 'hackey in the sack'?

M-Cat said...

I didn't think dude's shined their shoes anymore. I remember my Dad doing it, but since the late 70's, I don't remember it at all.

Cheeseboy said...

I've never got my shoes shined, but I do think it is really strange. But is it much different than having women pay to get their nails done?

Looking at your poll. What Blogger upgrade? Didn't even realize they did one.