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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 7 (November 1, 1927)

The “Safety First” Instinct

The “Safety First” Instinct.

A hotel manager coming along the corridor saw the “boots” kneeling on the floor cleaning a pair of boots outside a bedroom door.

“Haven't I told you that you are not to clean boots in the corridor, but to take them down stairs?”

“Yes, sir,” replied the “boots.”

“Then why are you doing it?”

“Because the man in this room is a Scotsman, sir, and he's hanging on to the laces.”

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