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Beijing Dance Mama

Beijing, China

When I first went into her store about 4 years ago she eyed me skeptically. Her employee loved me. I was buying dance shoes from a shop that specializes in dance gear for the Chinese dancer: minority costumes, cloth squares to twirl, tamborines, feather fans and more western toe shoes. The smiling employee helped me order custom shoes to fit my wide feet. She looked leery.

But I kept going back and I kept ordering shoes. The employee was missing, I noticed after a few years.

Monday I went there and manager saw that I had used packing cord in my fleece hood as a draw string. She thought this unrefined. She took two shoe laces, tied them together to make a long cord, cut the packing cord from my hood and with a safety pin threaded the black shoe laces through the hood of my white & blue fleece.

She took care of me! Now I know she's really lost her skepticality of this old foreign woman who keeps coming to buy dance shoes.

[And this trip I ran into her smiling employee who's jumped ship and working at a shop 3 doors down. It's a small world.]

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 19, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing 2012 II
tagged Dance, Shoes, Care, Employee, Skeptical and ShoeLace

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