Boot Polish Crisis!!

#1
Did anyone see the news on the Beeb this morn concerning an apparent drop in tinned boot polish sales?
Apparently there was a gallant fellow from Her Majesty's Household Cavalry Regiment lamenting over the lost art of bulling :D ......did anyone see it?
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#2
Sorry mate, too busy looking at your sister stripping her kit off.

What did you say?
 

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#3
I just thought that when I read title of thread that you had your syntax in a muddle, and it was a failing of the Army of Poland to properly equip their troops.
 
#4
Yes, I saw it too, the poshest JNCO in NATO!
 
#5
You only have to sit on a few interview panels these days to see the truth behind it. I'd be prepared to bet that fewer than one in ten Brits I've interviewed over the last 5 years have polished their shoes beforehand.

Hell, hardly any of them wear smart shoes, those bloody awful black, shiny trainer things seem to be acceptable to so many people.
 
#7
762baynet said:
Yes, I saw it too, the poshest JNCO in NATO!
I'd say he was an Eton educated actor, the silver spoon was dangling from his bottom lip!, H Cav JNCO my arrse :lol:
Had to double check the date! yep 2nd April :D
 
#11
Scallyback said:
House Hold Cav JNCO? Was he a corprol of horse by any chance?
Yeah he had all sorts going on, on his rank slide Think he may have been Cpl of horse :?
 
#13
fartsac not sure about boots but she's making me want to polish something. its not black and I dont use brushes on it (well not often) but its very shiney!
 
#14
Sammy The Cat said:
REstitcher said:
Scallyback said:
House Hold Cav JNCO? Was he a corprol of horse by any chance?
Yeah he had all sorts going on, on his rank slide Think he may have been Cpl of horse :?
A Corporal of Horse is not a JNCO - it is equivelant to a Sergeant in non-HCAV regiments/units.
A sergeant bulls his own boots!
I stand corrected on the rank :oops:
Still sounded like a rupert! :p
 
#15
I am getting rather annoyed with the supermarkets at the moment. It is increasingly more difficult to find K1w1 polish these days. It is either that cherry pap or shoe cleaner sponges impregnated with silicone wax.
I am kept quite busy bulling still and use on average a tin a week. :D

Corporals of Horse at Knightsbridge don't have to clean their own kit these days do they?
What is the world coming to! :(
 
#16
the_butler said:
I am getting rather annoyed with the supermarkets at the moment. It is increasingly more difficult to find K1w1 polish these days. It is either that cherry pap or shoe cleaner sponges impregnated with silicone wax.
I am kept quite busy bulling still and use on average a tin a week. :D

Corporals of Horse at Knightsbridge don't have to clean their own kit these days do they?
What is the world coming to! :(
I have no prob at my local Tesco, perhaps I should panic buy and thus corner the market!!!!
 
#18
762baynet said:
the_butler said:
I am getting rather annoyed with the supermarkets at the moment. It is increasingly more difficult to find K1w1 polish these days. It is either that cherry pap or shoe cleaner sponges impregnated with silicone wax.
I am kept quite busy bulling still and use on average a tin a week. :D

Corporals of Horse at Knightsbridge don't have to clean their own kit these days do they?
What is the world coming to! :(
I have no prob at my local Tesco, perhaps I should panic buy and thus corner the market!!!!
PANIC !!! Shopping list:
I need a crate of kiwi polish 20 tins should do, 20 pints of milk, 4 loaves of bread, pack of candles, 500 tea bags and i'll fill my 2 bukshee jerry cans up with petrol!!! oh and all the mineral water i can fit in my trolley!
:lol:
 
#19
I find that a nicely bulled shoe/george boot does wonders at interview. It scares the bejesus out of them and they think "I don't dare NOT give him the job"

Used to be quite a talking point at my last job ( a uni) when I jogged up on welcome day looking fit for stag at Buck House.

Another job I had they used to take the urine at first when I brushed my shoes every morning on arrival. 3 or 4 weeks in and I couldn't get near my brushes and kiwi cos they were all following suit!!

Lead by example eh?
 
#20
Pronto_Mike_Uniform said:
I find that a nicely bulled shoe/george boot does wonders at interview. It scares the bejesus out of them and they think "I don't dare NOT give him the job"

Used to be quite a talking point at my last job ( a uni) when I jogged up on welcome day looking fit for stag at Buck House.

Another job I had they used to take the urine at first when I brushed my shoes every morning on arrival. 3 or 4 weeks in and I couldn't get near my brushes and kiwi cos they were all following suit!!

Lead by example eh?
I couldn't agree more.
 

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