I honestly didn’t think this was much of a post when I started writing it. I’ve been tempted to stop and get my shoes shined when I see these relics from the past; the old wooden and brass stands make me nostalgic.
What’s funny is that until you explained it, I would have never thought something as innocuous (to me) as a shoe shine would have an affect other than what was intended. He was also happy to shine the shoes of secretaries – including me. Toby — THANKS, thanks, thanks.. great image of you, too, as a little girl up there. It harkened a visit to the gynecologist; I half expected George to invite me to relax, lean back and let my knees drop open. Brilliant. In all of these contexts, there’s a tongue-in-cheek sensibility at work. But how did your boots look when he was all done?
hey ann: love the post—-and the blog, especially your ‘about’ page. They would, after all, make travel so much more palatable. Makes sense, yeah? Yeah, I’m apparently saying, we’re the ladies. The next time I’ll take the boots OFF and hand them to George or whoever.. and wait with my stocking feet planted firmly on the ground. The shoeshine guy was 50-ish, wiry and dark. I too find the shoe stands a little awkward, and I stand about 6′ tall – I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for you, as petite as you are. “Oh… sorry!” I sputtered, repositioning my boot back on the miniature footprint.
For the money — absolutely.
‘Hey, Pretty Lady!’ A few weeks ago, I had some time to kill at Boston’s Logan Airport before a flight to Denver, and eventually to Santa Barbara. Like Tim and Matt said, it was something to always look forward to, kind of therapeutic like a manicure or a spa. What does the song hey pretty girl by kip Moore supposed to be about? This morally loaded and intellectually unserious interpretation meant feminists in the 1960s and ’70s objected to the term, especially in professional contexts. It’s a casual synonym for “woman,” a female counterpart to “guy,” commonly used in winking conversation between one in-the-know woman and another. Ann Friedman is a freelance writer, columnist for New York, and co-host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend. Wonderful writing and impressive observational skills. I apprecitated the story very much! He worked quickly and efficiently, his hands fluttering over the leather, his tea-colored arms surprisingly sinewy. I’m most impressed with the fact that you wore boots through security (I’m all about efficiency when I travel!) That said, I do have a weak spot for individuals like him, eeking out a living (in his case) literally on the fringe. His name was George, he said, which he pronounced with a thick accent I couldn’t quite place. Though not expensive, it was a kind of pampering. But, for that money, I do it myself. General David Petraeus’s paramour, Paula Broadwell, reportedly concluded an e-mail to a friend, "GREAT to see you, pretty lady"—a more grown-up way of signing off “xo.” .” Now I’ll know better. CUNY Interactive Journalism » Airport Anxiety: One Nuisance, Six Solutions. Such reclaiming may be easier, however, if you aren’t from a generation where the insult was commonplace. He drew a map in the air of where it sat in South America, next to Columbia and Peru. Nedra — Not really. And I never know whether to get them shined or not: they’re the kind of boots that sort of look better a bit scuffed, but then I’m always glad when I do get them polished. Now THAT would be a time-saver! Waitin' On Your Love. 8 years ago. Let’s start with the lack of a platform….. Dusan — Thanks for stopping by.. as always. You must.”. We're Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time) Oh, Pretty Lady. Shoeshine stands are still being placed in new air terminals (like the spankin’ new one @ RIC, my home airport). The first step up to the platform was surprisingly broad and steep, and that kind of threw me: I suddenly felt like a kindergartener charging up the school bus steps on the first day, faking bravado but ultimately unsure of where to place her foot to cleanly clear the next riser. definantly consider wearing stockings when you plan your next shoe shine ladies!!! After Hannah expresses frustration with her pseudo-boyfriend, Shoshanna whips out a copy of a fictional advice book: Listen, Ladies: A Tough-Love Approach to the Tough Game of Love. But then again, a man may be able to handle a genital exam much better if they put him in the stirrups…it will be “just like a shoe-shine, boy”.
Don’t know you, haven’t ever been here; got the link on twitter from a friend of yours. You set the scene with some very powerful descriptions and made me feel like I was back at the airport.
What does hey pretty girl mean? Daten über Ihr Gerät und Ihre Internetverbindung, darunter Ihre IP-Adresse, Such- und Browsingaktivität bei Ihrer Nutzung der Websites und Apps von Verizon Media. You been…? Love my Blunnies. At JFK, of course. I never got my shoe shined, (Except in a hotel when somebody picks up my shoes.) Rolling all over…. They really appreciate the love I put into fixing up there purses as well!! Most Of The Country. I get them done any chance I have. But I assure you — a pedicure is WAY more relaxing! He eyeballed the leather of my boots and turned to choose a matching polish, whistling. “You know it?
Sharon, CB, Dan — Thanks, friends, for the support! It’s hilarious and awkward enough to make anyone reading it feel some of your discomfort. But.. wow. To quote Britney, “All I need is time, a moment that is mine, while I’m in between.” The fluidity of “lady” is part of its appeal; it fits right in with modern feminism’s in-betweeness. Tim & Toad — I’m sure they do last longer. Perhaps enviously?
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