High School Days

Thinking  about  Beaumont High School days in the early 1950’s!  Two girls  I remember  – Gloria Starr and Linda Evans, they worked in the school lunch room  and talked me into working – you will get your lunch free and get to see everyone .  Gloria Starr  was the gal about and around school  – she just knew everyone!

Those were the days of high energy – with a good lunch –  I was able to work almost every day after school at  Woolworth’s 5 & 10  on the corner of Grand and Olive.  That was a very busy area with the  Fox Theatre  just down the block.  Anyway, I was working in the  “Toy Department” on the second floor,  till 9;30pm  and on Saturdays  and really enjoyed working there.

After working awhile, and sizing up the area  that I was in charge  of  – saw that most people did not notice or see the merchandise that was above eve level.  Also, the large items hanging from the ceiling areas – items   kids would like to have,  if  only  –  they could see and get their hands on.  So, one day when the Floor Manager and Big Boss were walking around my area  – I stepped out from behind he counter  – took a breath of air and  thought I would put in my 2-cents   –   for all its  worth!

I just ask them if they could see everything  and if they notice the items up high out of sight? Also, said that those larger items could be sold if anybody could see them?   The answer that I got back was – the customers will ask for what they want or can not find? Bust my answer was,  “why make it difficult to sell?”

Saturday came and there   were extra people in my work area  and just like that –   “eye level” merchandise made all the difference  –  I was immediately busier!

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