A man is shining his shoes in the main hall. The two men might not know each other or they might have had a shoe shine before. Maybe he's a foot doctor. Their names are Max and Dick.What are they doing smoking? Max isn't talking because he has a pipe in his mouth. Maybe it's cold. December, they have winter coats on, could be December 1st or perhaps the day after Christmas; they're shopping. They might hear Christmas bells at the mall, the bells sound very pretty. Maybe a piano and carols. Everybody sings "Joy to the World". They have different shoes, "they had to sit down". Maybe we smell his pipe, it's an awful smell. No, it's all on your preference; it's smells better than cigarettes. Dick is thinking "how much am I getting paid" and also "hey there is no smoking in here". Just because there is a pipe in his mouth doesn't mean he smoking. Max is going to play some music and has a bag with polishing shoe supplies. They are going where the people are going, or perhaps he had the wrong shoes on and had to get new ones on. They could be in Madison, WI at West Towne Mall. It's cold, he puts his hands in his sleeves. He has saddle shoes on and then goes home to sit down to relax.
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