I was telling you in my last post that Dad was always busy shining his shoes and his car. He instilled in me the shining of the shoes discipline at a very early age. I was out early with him every morning doing two things – 5BX exercises (a gentle version for me) followed by a spot of brisk shoe polishing and shining. This started when I was in primary school, so maybe about 7 or 8 years old.
I remember that during my early High School years I asked why on earth I have to polish my school shoes every morning. I received a mini-lecture about the value of being neat and tidy. That a tidy person equals a tidy mind.
It was the same with trousers. They had to have a straight crease in them and this you attained through proper pressing of the trousers. To this day, I’m a whizz at ironing trousers and shirts thanks to Dad.
You can see this discipline of his in the photo comment below. I don’t know who the other chaps are but Dad was more worried about the appearance of his uniform trousers. Dad is second from the right.