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

3 comments:

  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....
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_department_stores_of_the_United_States#Virginia

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  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!)

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