Jose is a shoeshine man. Charles, a business man is getting his shoes shined. He looks bored. They are not strangers. Charles stops by and has his shoes shined sometimes. But, he doesn't know Jose's name.
It is like Charles feels that Jose is down there and he is up here. His briefcase is by his side. Jose keeps his tools and supplies in a garbage bag by the chair.
Jose is talking. He is asking him how his day is going. But, Charles isn't interested in talking.
After Jose finishes, Charles gets up out of the chair a leaves. If someone down the street asked Charles who shined his shoes, he wouldn't even remember.
In the end, they go their separate ways.
This story was created by the Holiday Retirement Story Keepers of Copperfield Estates.