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From Laura Lippman’s "The Shoeshine Man’s Regrets" reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 2005

But when he glanced around, apparently expecting some sort of affirmation for his boorishness, all he saw were shocked and disapproving faces.

With the curious logic of the disgraced, Weejun upped the ante, kicking the man’s shoeshine kit so its contents spilled across the sidewalk.

Great short story.

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