Recovery Board  : RfM
Recovery from Mormonism (RfM) discussion forum. 
Go to Topic: PreviousNext
Go to: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicSearchLog In
Posted by: pollythinks ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 03:44PM

When I was a young woman (not yet married, but engaged), I worked at a Dime Store, in it's basement level.

Although some of you are too young to know there ever was any such store, at one time it was very much in demand.

Well, a middle-aged over-weight woman came in and started to "shop", while in reality she was putting mercandice inside her loose, black, below-the-knee coat. A contemporary girl and I both noticed her and noded our heads in agreement. However, it was a store policy to leave such persons alone (as it was not worth worring about in those days, as such costs were obsorbed into the store's budget.

As I had passed the math test (very surprised by this), I was assigned to work in an area where I had to figure out how much roll-off kitchen table 'cloth' would cost (for instance, like 1 & 3/4th yard).

Well, the man who wanted to marry me (and eventually did), came in to order some of this cloth--but I had no idea how much it would cost. So, being the clever young woman I was, I asked him to figure it out for me while I helped another person--which, innocently, he did.

And that's the funny fact.

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: scmd1 ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 04:04PM

Funny story!

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 04:06PM

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: ptbarnum ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 04:36PM

Aww! At least the highest value item in the store went to the worthy thief. :-)

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 04:42PM

We had a five and dime store near my home as a kid. Strange to think they started by having a 5 cent table and a 10 cent table to choose from for merchandise.

A nickle or dime doesn't get you much these days.....just change jar food now.

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: summer ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 05:41PM

When I was living in NYC during the 80s they still had at least one Woolworth's store. Not having a lot of money back then, my idea of a good time was cruising the kitchen gadgets section. I had the best equipped kitchen!

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 05:44PM

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 07:52PM

I once saw Audrey Hepburn shoplift.

More than once, actually.

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: oldpobot ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 08:36PM

Presumably in your days as a Marlowesque private investigator? Dirty job, tailing Miss Hepburn, but someone had to do it...

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: November 06, 2019 08:54PM

I could swear she was with George Peppard. . .

Options: ReplyQuote
Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: November 07, 2019 07:17AM

I once bought goldfish in the basement of Woolworths.

Options: ReplyQuote
Go to Topic: PreviousNext
Go to: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicSearchLog In

Screen Name: 
Your Email (optional): 
Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically.
 ********    ******    ********   *******   ******** 
 **     **  **    **      **     **     **  **       
 **     **  **            **     **         **       
 ********   **   ****     **     ********   ******   
 **     **  **    **      **     **     **  **       
 **     **  **    **      **     **     **  **       
 ********    ******       **      *******   **