Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Good day and I hope your week is going well. The other day I was walking through the LAX terminal 7 by gate 70 and I saw the following sign:

Now I travel allot and go through allot of airports, but I have never seen anything like this. Most of the shoe shine booths are seldom full. I watched for a good hour and customer after customer Jumped up on William's chair for a shoe shine. If I was not wearing sneakers I would have done the same.  

I asked if he would mind if I take a picture of his sign for my blog and he was gracious enough to allow me.  I asked if anyone has ever not given him a tip? He said he has been doing this for 12 years and every six months or so one person will not. I was actually surprised by how often that was. William in his cheerful way said "its like this, you know when you go to a party and there are little hors d' oeuvre and even if it is really good you might take a little? But there is always that one person that acts like it is dinner. It all the same".

I don't know how that business does as I didn't want to bug him during his work but the next time I am going through that terminal, I will get a shoe shine and ask. I am wiling to bet it is better than most places of similar business.

So if you are in the area stop by this shoe shine stand. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Also check out an earlier post on this topic a few years back at Give to Receive 
as well as Make Someones day Posts .
Enjoy the video supplement bellow:

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