Elegant silver haired exec, as shoeshine man gives finishing touches: Perfect.
Shoe shiner: You can see your face in them.
Elegant silver haired exec: They look too good to walk in! And it looks like rain.
(elderly man, tourist type with camera and sweatsuit passes and listens. He holds out an empty plastic bag)
Elegant silver haired exec, confused: What’s this?
Tourist: You’re right. Those fancy shoes look too good to wear. Take ’em off and your socks too and put ’em in the bag…
Shoe shiner: Ha! I wanna see that! What’s he gonna wear now on his feet? He’s a suit! (exec just stares)
Tourist: What do you mean? Just walk back to your office in your bare feet… Watch out, though. You don’t want to step in anything with no shoes on.
–Grand Central Station