The Saturday/weekend following Dragon*Con is usually about catching up on stuff that hasn’t been caught up on in a while1. Case in point, shining shoes.
I take reasonably good care of my shoes, but I don’t work in an office that is shirt/tie, so I usually only touch up the polish and buff them up. However, I occasionally pull out the whole rig and go full bore into getting the shine back into top notch condition.
One of the things that I never learned growing up was how to shine shoes well. I’ve managed to stumble my way into a good skill set2, but I wonder if I was never taught, or if I just don’t remember. I’ll have to ask dad.
1One of which was obviously not, “Finish blogging about Dragon*Con”
2Tools include a buffing brush, a polish brush, a rag, a can of black polish (even on my brown shoes) and cotton balls. Very simple.