Do You Work Here?

I am at the Goodwill in my town. And, as often happens, a customer asks me “Do you work here?” I suspect my familiarity and confidence I exude while walking through the store translates into employee status.

I answer her “No, but I shop here a lot. What is your question? “She goes onto ask if items on the mannequins are for sale. “Absolutely” I say as I follow her to the mannequin in question. Well, she is part mannequin, really. She has a mannequin torso and a hanger handle for a head. This allows her torso to be hung on the outside of the dressing room door. The items she dons get a lot of viewing because of this location.

Mandy the mannequin is showcasing a bright green shirt, a gray vest, and a chunky beaded necklace. I am hoping this customer wants the vest, or the matching necklace. No such luck. The green shirt it is. I take control of the situation and unbutton the vest. Then, I take her by her hook for a head and remove her vest. Next, I carefully slide her shirt over the top of her hook-head, being sure to not stretch the shirt out or snag its slippery material on her hook-head. The woman takes the shirt from me and walks off, mumbling a thank you as she goes.

I am left with Mandy the mannequin. Her white plastic breasts are perfectly symmetrical and perfectly bare. My first thought goes to young children with questions. I quickly put the vest back on and button all three buttons. The vest and necklace is certainly a unique style; it gets your attention. Better than bare breasts, I imagine. Glad I could be of help to both women, the customer and Mandy the mannequin.


About robin swetz

I am a creative writer that enjoys the simple things in life. I really connect with humor and really like making observations and writing about them with an overlay of humor. Its what makes my world go around.,
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