Shoes

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  1. Sorry to keep banging on about shoes.

    I have spent the last 2 months shining a pair of shoes to an impecible standard for my inpending AIB.

    I released that I could have just bought a pair of patent leather shoes for the same effect saving me countless hours of polishing.

    Would that have been acceptable?

    And before you ask, I do have a girlfriend.
     
  2. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Hmm, it's AIB, not a fashion parade! Although they will judge you on your appearance to a certain degree, but I think what's between your ears that is more important...

    Board Member 1: "He's thicker than a whale omelette!"
    Board Member 2: "Yes, I agree - but his shoes were awfully shiny!"


    Sarcastic enough?!

    :roll:
     
  3. Ah, patent leather, makes you look like you can't be bothered to make the effort to polish shoes....and they look naff...you'll be rumbled on 2 counts then...
     
  4. Clean, polished shoes are all that I needed! A smart appearance, washed, shaved etc.

    They want to know what is going on between your ears, if you can lead, if you can work as a team, and if you have bothered to research the Navy and your career path.

    Best of luck and read the AIB Guide Sticky!
     
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I'm surprised you do Lofty.


    Once you've joined shiny shoes are marvelous, in fact I often think to myself: "My, what a horrible Officer, but his shoes are brilliant, therefore I'll follow him anywhere"

    Get real, concentrate on the important bits.
     

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