Sitting on a rainy street in America. The street is cobbled. The wind is blowing. It looks like one of them is down and out because he has bags of trash. He is polishing shoes.
The man sitting in the chair is a customer. He has a pipe and he's happy. They usually are when they smoke a pipe. But, maybe he feels sick. He's covering his tummy so maybe he has a stomachache.
That can happen when you smoke. Maybe he has never smoked before.
The man with the pipe is looking for a job. He needs shiny shoes to get a job. It's very normal and wise to get your shoes shined so that you look nice. You want perfect appearance up and down! Shoes will account for a lot in appearance. It's almost the first thing you look at. Then, good quality clothes that match the shoes are important.
No tie. That might not go with a pipe. The pipe might put a hole in the tie. It will not catch fire, just get a hole.
Not only do you need to look good, you need to be knowledgeable, have some smarts and be polite on a job interview.
He's going to put away his pipe and go to his next job interview somewhere in New York, at lunch time. It will be a comfortable restaurant with a private place to order food and think. They will have oysters.(all laugh).
We've gotta get him a job. His name is Jim Thomas. I think he'll do it, yeah!
He has young children. The children will not want oysters, they'll want ice cream.