If the Shoe Fits

There's something about Pinoys and shoes. We had Imelda's collection of shoes for all to view before. A lot of people have said that when they meet someone for the first time, one of the first things they look at would be the state of that person's shoes. The person may look good and all but if his shoes are scruffy or dirty, that would be a major turn-off.

With the Pinoy's penchant for shoes, that may be part of the reason why Senate President (do you know who I am?) Drilon has raised a fuss about having been asked to remove his shoes at the San Francisco airport. I don't know about him but I don't think he should fault the airport people for being strict for security purposes. This illustrates though the thinking of most politicians and supposed-to-be public servants that they are exempt from regular procedures or should be accorded privileges just because.

Somehow, I have a funny feeling that the staff that did the checking closely follows Philippine politics. Pinoy politician? Such would not rate too highly on a "trustworthiness" scale. A shoe check actually doesn't reveal much. Goodness knows what we would find if we checked other things...

[By Angelica Viloria | Wednesday, September 4, 2002]


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