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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:49 am

chris.ph wrote:the forces melt their shoe polish to bull their boots ghost, you can literally get a mirror finish on your boots ;)



There you go, I always thought they used spit. Or was it tears? Some type of body fluid anyway.
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:13 am

Spit works really well. But wrapping a rag around your index and middle fingers and applying the polish in small circles, building up the layers of polish and spit/water is the way to get a really deep shine. :)
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Conforumist » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:52 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Spit works really well. But wrapping a rag around your index and middle fingers and applying the polish in small circles, building up the layers of polish and spit/water is the way to get a really deep shine. :)


I guess that's how you get a "spittin'" image on your boot??? :lol:
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Del » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhh ask me about BOOT POLISHING!

My dad was ex-army. AND he had worked at being a shoe repairer for a time.. AND of course he was a horseman all his younger life (saddles and such). And we always had leather shoes for school. So everynight we took turns to polish Dads work boots on the back step to a mirror finish (so he could head out the next day and work a full 9 hours on dirty filthy rail lines out west) and then our own shoes had to SHINE for school ! There was this wonderful "shoe-shine box" dad had made up when he was a carpenter as a young man. It had a heavy awl in it and all sorts of bits of leather and extra soles, and knives that could cut a person to the bone and beyond, and glues that had to be mixed and tacks and files. One part of it lifted out for the polishing and it had polishes and brushes and cloths and it smelt WONDERFUL.

Mind you ... we had not only the shiniest school shoes we also had the softest school shoes. :D

Many many years later when I was an adult mum and things were tight I was at my mums house (dad had been a long time dead) and my oldests daughters leather shoe came apart. I got out the shoe box and expertly repaired her shoe. She was astounded. :D :dance:
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby cheery_j. » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:50 pm

Image I hang my head in shame because of the way I treat my shoes.
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby chris.ph » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:36 pm

i havent cleaned a pair of shoes since 94 when i left the royal navy :D :D
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby majomull » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:48 pm

I didn't hold off and nuke them from orbit. Should have listened to Ripley.
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Alanz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:19 pm

I wouldn't mind a quid for every shoe/boot that i've Spit and Polished, haven't done that for a while but i still polish my shoes especially for work.. :D
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Dotsie » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:56 pm

majomull wrote:I didn't hold off and nuke them from orbit. Should have listened to Ripley.

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby majomull » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:03 pm

I didn't open the pod bay doors. Should have listened to Dave.
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Dotsie » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:41 pm

I took my shoes off just as terrorists were about to take over the building. Should not have listened to the guy on the plane.
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Conforumist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:33 am

Dotsie wrote:I took my shoes off just as terrorists were about to take over the building. Should not have listened to the guy on the plane.



Oh, oh, Die Hard1! Ok, I'll do the next one! :D
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Catch-up » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:44 pm

:lol:
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Ghost » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:48 pm

I shouldn't have opened the gateway to the demonic dimensions
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby majomull » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:23 pm

I should have thrown him the whip.
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