Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:34
Another give-away is men's shoes. When I worked in the City of London, many of the Hoorays wearing suits costing hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds, had shoes that hadn't been cleaned in weeks. At crucial meetings, little signs like that made all the difference in my perception and handling of people.
My daughter has always taken care of her shoes, and she tells people that she used to watch her Daddy polishing his shoes every night, and always felt so proud watching me go off to work! .......a salutary lesson that every action ( or indeed lack of action ) has a reaction. Unfortunately, if parents are slobs, invariably their children will go down the same route.