How it works:
- Opening: someone squirts green/brown goop (or mustard, sunscreen, material that seems dirty and gross) onto your shoes without you realizing.
- Set-up: next, a shoe shiner offers to help you wipe it away and to give you a shoe shine. After the job, an inflated fee is demanded.
Places to beware:
- Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana Beach, Avenida Atlantica, Ipanema Beach
What to do:
- Be aware of your surroundings. It’s better to clean up yourself as the fee is inflated (e.g. 30 Real). Else, make sure to negotiate a price first.