Foundations Please!

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Ainsworth’s is the last of the old line department stores in Chicago.

One cannot blame the young man in the green blazer for looking perplexed when Ethel, upon stepping into the elevator, asks for ‘foundations’.
“Oh for God’s sake, Ethel, just say girdles! Foundations is what our grandmothers called them.”
In a whisper, “I didn’t want to say it out loud, Cheryl.”
“He’s going to think you want to go down. I’m pretty sure we need to go up.”
“Okay! Girdles please young man.”
“Ladies Undergarments, Fourth Floor, right away Madam.”

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8 responses

  1. I can picture this scene so clearly and it’s brilliant.

  2. Made me smile – loved the way you caught the moment in the elevator. Nicely done,

    1. It was the first thing I thought of when I was the word, funny how that works.

  3. Dear Ted,

    Girdles? Do women still wear them? I could picture this taking place in the early 60’s. Fun. My regards to Cheryl and Ethel.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. I hope you’ll come by and read my foundational offering. https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/01/05/foundations/

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