Tuesday, January 22, 2013
GIVE TO SUCCEED
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.