Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Not My Size

I mentioned in a previous post that I worked in the clothing receiving department of Caldor during the summer of 1969. Before that summer job, I worked part-time after school printing signs for in-store sales.

My print “shop” was in the mezzanine that surrounded the sales floor... in a secluded and unfinished portion of the mezzanine. It was like working in an unfinished attic.

Next to my “office” was a pile of shoe boxes – shoes that customers returned for a refund or exchange. Naturally, I perused the returns and tried on all the high heels that were there, but sadly, they were all too small.

Source: Rue La La
Wearing Tommy Bahama

Tyler James Williams
Tyler James Williams dressed up in a 2013 episode of television's Go On


  1. AnonymousJune 30, 2020

    Your comment and link to Caldor got me to thinking about various retail places I slaved-away during my youth....
    And this link appeared.
    Most of the department stores I worked were not listed, but the list is huge. You could guess the reason as to their fate....

  2. Actually, the show was called "Go On", and this episode was called "Pass Interference". Season 1 Episode 15. (had to look it up - never heard of it, which is surprising to me because I am a HUGE Matthew Perry AND Laura Benanti fan!)