A fair while ago, in fact many many years ago, one of my cousin’s wives (yes he had more than one) did part time modelling and was involved with an advertising agency.
I met up with him at my aunt’s house one day and after asking how Helen was he said – ‘Oh she deeply involved in the promotion of a new perfume’
Anyway not long after that I was in the city browsing round Myers ( one of our large department stores) making my way out to the front entrance when who do I see but Helen.
I’m not sure about overseas department stores but here in Australia cosmetics are placed right there as you walk in. Bright lights, shiny counters, along with well dressed, manicured, immaculately made up with hair in place youngish girls at the ready to advise which of their company’s products is ‘Just Right For You’
No, Helen wasn’t one of them – she was ‘deeply involved in the promotion of a new perfume’ – walking the floor, perfume bottle in hand, spruiking this ‘fabulous new line’ by offering sprays on the wrist (which is what they did in those days….Nowadays they wave little bits of card in front of you)
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and ‘my big girl’ mentions her daughter had found a very much needed part time job – in Costco. (Very much needed to help to pay for her newfound desire to be a pilot) Jokingly I asked what department she would be in.
‘After training she will be the Assistant to the Cashier on the tills’ was the reply.
I’ve made The Golfer promise (if she’s working anytime we shop there) not to tease and harass our little checkout chick about making sure things are lined up properly so the cashier can scan them quickly 🙂