For shoe repair jobs, we have a choice – the professional in the air-conditioned shopping mall, or the Uncle on the sidewalk. Uncle doesn’t have very regular working hours, so it isn’t a good idea to leave your shoes with him. But he’s good for short jobs if you could wait a while, which is what I did.
Uncle charged me too little, he gave me too much change. Is it because he has forgotten inflation? Or perhaps he miscounted, and was embarrassed to admit it. Maybe I was the first customer of the day, though I doubt it. First customers are often given special discounts in the believe it will bring in more custom. Whatever it was, I told all my friends to go to this Uncle please, and remember to bring exact change.