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Warsaw Bootblack

He claims his profession is an excellent choice for a man – he chooses himself when to go to work and is not prone to any crisis as he makes a living thanks to the whole world, not a local economy. Ladies and gentlemen – Warsaw Bootblack!

“Bootblack is the soul of the city”, says Tomasz Cieślak who has occupied himself with this job for the past 7 years. Being a bootblack is not only about polishing shoes. There is an entire philosophy behind it: “Everybody should have a new pair of shoes hidden on the top of their wardrobes” advises Bootblack, “Because when a crisis comes to a country you immediately put them on and then you can walk till you reach a place with the economical prosperity where you find a good job.”

“Do you know, for instance, what to do with an already worn-out pair?”, asks Warsaw Bootblack. “Old shoes must be burnt in a furnace”, he explains, “Otherwise a tramp may take them from the trash, wear and slow down the economy. And if the tramp had to walk bare foot he would go to work. The unemployment would be much lower.” Simple, isn’t it?

Bootblack has become an unquestionable part of Warsaw Old Town. You can pay him a visit not only when your shoes can’t bare more mud on them but when you simply want to see what this almost forgotten profession looks like. You can find him close to the Royal Castle in the Old Town.

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3 komentarze do “Warsaw Bootblack”

  1. krzyniu napisał(a):

    ekstra gosc, Pucybut na prezydenta!

    [OnlyWarsaw translation: ‚great guy, Warsaw Bootblack for president!’]

  2. Marta napisał(a):

    „But only if you do your job witth passion , If you don’t, you should rather
    die.”

    Extra men ! 😀

  3. Filippo napisał(a):

    Wow! He is going to be a millionaire? Incredible! 🙂