so at euro airports, where we're relieved from the American dancing-on-one-foot rigamarole, i have to do it anyway.
(metal shanks in cork beds normally dont set the machines off...)
and thats my lesson for the day
He means that, prior to installing toe taps, he did not have to remove his shoes whilst walking through airport security, but he now does because they set off the metal detectors. Of course, the presence/absence of toe taps would only matter at non-US airports, as in the US everybody has to take off their shoes, toe taps or otherwise.
I started a similar thread a few days ago and many folks told me their metal taps are pretty much silent. I, however, sounded like a tap dancer : - /