Originally Posted by bertie
Yup Pearson but we are talking about 15 years ago. I think it was a domestic flight though
It's not a bad airport, all things considered. Although, my flight out was the single worst flight that I've ever been on. The plane was thirty five minutes late departing and I had a quick change in Chicago. The pilot said that he would do everything he could to make up time. We kept bobbing and weaving, you could hear the engines rev and come down, turbulence galore... but we did land at O'hare 5 minutes before we were originally supposed to.
Originally Posted by gdl203
Well, most airport shoe shine stands now are awful. Poorly trained guys with a logo shirt doing the quickest job possible. Most of the time, it's a disaster. But, once in a while, you see an independent stand with older dudes who actually know what they're doing. Try one of those next time. I'm not one for age profiling or whatever, but you'll get a different experience than the logo-plastered quick shine stands.
If there is a motorized brush anywhere in sight - definitely run in the other direction
This is the lesson I've learned, although the guy was older. Some where in the last year I've become less... anal retentive I guess about my clothes and shoes. It was the brand new pair of kangaroo leather boots my wife bought me for my birthrday that this happend to (I live in Texas - dress boots are a must) and while I am still annoyed and have learned my lesson about the experience, I am not freaking out that the boots are ruined. I'm also not freaking out about the two small spots on my suede G&Gs that showed up yesterday and didn't come off with the omni netoyant on the first try. They are lighter and will disappear with probably the next cleaning. Similarly for the boots, I think I've gotten most (if not all) of the bad polish off and they'll look brand new once I'm done. I think I'm maturing.