[Henry, October 23, 2015.]
It’s a wise shoe repairman who opens early enough to catch the going-to-school crowd.
Henry last visited a shoe repairman, in a different shop, in August 2012. That must have been a getting-ready-for-the-school-year visit. This time around we don’t get to see Henry entering a “shoe booth.” But I don’t feel cheated: the S of Shoe , the upward-curling Repair , and the sign in the window make up for the booth’s absence.
Google returns just one result for “rubber soles and heels while you wait.” Now there will be two:
[Auckland Star , May 6, 1916. “Not out”? It’s a cricket term. Meaning “not retired, still working”?]
All OCA Henry posts (Pinboard)
Bernhard’s cat (Cat’s Paw heels and soles)
[I am tempted to write shoe repairer, but repairman fits the Henry world.]
Friday, October 23, 2015
By Michael Leddy at 9:02 AM