My husband and I have been married for almost 24 years. After all that time you get used to a person's habits, obsessions, pet peeves...all those little things that can distinguish a long relationship from a short one. However, there is one box in my husband's closet that drives me insane. It is his shoe shine kit. It's actually in an old shoe box and sits on the top shelf of his closet collecting dust until he decides that his shoes (all of them) need to be shined. He also has a small jar of some nasty smelling cream called 'mink oil' which he puts on some of his leather shoes. It's just the most disgusting smell you can imagine. He doesn't do this all that often but just enough to make me crazy - insane crazy.
This past weekend he pulled down the shoe shine box and proceeded to shine, buff and 'treat' all of his shoes. As you probably guessed he is not someone who buys shoes lightly. He hates shoe shopping and when he buys a pair of shoes it is a lifetime decision. And so this weekend I did what any wife would do and threatened to just buy him a new pair of shoes. He offered to shine my shoes and put the dreaded 'mink oil' on my docksiders. This is marriage.
I attached a video about how to 'correctly' shine shoes. It's over 4 minutes long. I know my husband will watch it. I noticed the guy in the video is wearing a wedding band...there's hope. Then there's a music video about the "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy". Country, of course.
- Danbury, CT
- I'm a full-time substitute teacher and coordinator of CMT's at a large middle school. Married with two grown sons (both redheads)! I'm not afraid of anything! One son just graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Journalism - he minored in Cinema Studies. The other just began his freshman year at The University of Hartford where he is a student of the Hartford Art School. We are owned by a smelly, old cat, a frenzied dachshund named Otis and a chinchilla!