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THIS is it. It’s so good. I’m pretty sure I’ve thought the same thing myself about a zillion times!
Thank you, Sandy, for letting me share your wonderful writing!
I recall accompanying my mother shopping
in the late ‘50’s and early 1960’s.
This wasn’t Saks Fifth Avenue, mind you,
just local retailers, independently owned.
Upon entering the premises, a sales associate
immediately offered assistance.
The clerk queried to determine customer needs.
Items were pulled and brought to the dressing room.
The sales associate checked back regularly to clear
unwanted merchandise and bring additional sizes or styles.
A seamstress was ready with tape measure and pins in hand.
Basic tailoring of apparel was complimentary.
Items purchased were neatly bagged, boxed or placed
on hangers, once wrinkles were removed with a steamer.
Regular customers were addressed by name.
Sales associates became familiar with the individual
preferences of customers and often gave a heads up
when new merchandise arrived which might suit
their particular needs.
Fast Forward to 1985
My mother needed a new spring jacket. I accompanied her
to a local…
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2 thoughts on “A Trip To The Store”
Things sure have changed. I’ve noticed that as the economy got worse and people really needed their jobs, even the salespeople got nicer. One positive rainbow in the big picture.
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That’s a great point. :)