Now, I'm on a budget.
So that means, I got to shopwithin my reasons.
And I go into a shoe storea couple of days ago
to buy some sneakers,and I go inside,
and this kid is very aggressive.
Like, he really wantsto make this sale
but he don't realizethat I don't have the money
to help him reach the goalsthat he's trying to achieve.
And he comes up to me.
He's like, "How can I help you?"
I said, "Look, man,I think I want
those sneakers right there."
And he criticized my choice.He was like,
"Why do you wantthose old-ass sneakers?"
I was like, "Because those old-ass sneakers are in my budget.
Now, go get those shoes."
And he went to go get the shoes.He brought them back out to me
and, um, he said,"Would you like to try them on?"
I'm like, "Look, man,I'm 30-something years old.
"If I don't knowwhat size shoe I wear now,
I shouldn't be shoppingfor shoes." Like...
What are you going to do,put the shoe on my foot
and tap the tip of my toe,
like, "Yeah, man."
(chuckles)"You still gotsome growing room in there."
I can see how that's goingto work out for you."
But I'm like, "Just bagthe shoes up. Let's go."
And that should have beenthe end of the transaction.
But he kept going on,
and, uh, he, he says to me,
"Um, can I ask you a question?"I said, "Sure, what's going on?"
He said, "What do you, what doyou clean your shoes with?"
I was like, "Nothing. That's whyI'm in here buying new shoes."
He said, "Well, can I interestyou in this cleaning solution?"
I said, "No, I'm alreadynot interested in it."
I'm not gonna...I'm not gonna use it.
He's like,"It'll just take two seconds."
I said, "No,I don't have two seconds."
"It'll take one second.""Fine, you got a second."
He goes, he get's this cleaningsolution from the back.
He comes out. He takes a bucket.He pours this cleaning solution
and some water.And he asked me for my shoe.
And I give him my shoeand he cleaned the shoe
like his life depended on it.And he handed me the shoe back.
And he was like,"What do you think?"
I was like, "You know what?
That's not bad... at all."
"Um, do the other one."
And he cleaned the other shoelike his life depended on it.
And he hand me the shoe back andI was like, "You know what, man?
I don't think I'm gonnabuy those shoes now."
He was like, "Why not?"I said, "Because those shoes
look like these.There's no need to waste money."
"Thank you for your time."And, uh...
I tried to walk, I triedto walk out of the store
and he yelled out,
"Well, aren't youat least going to buy
the cleaning solution?"I was like,
"No, I'll just waittill they get dirty again.
"I'll come back in hereon your day off.