Re: Anyone remember Britches Great Outdoors?
H G Wells
Date: October 01, 2016 12:55PM
ex BGO employee Wrote:
> LOL i used to work there as well, springfield
> mall store, and yes the employee discount was
> awesome. still have a bunch of rugby shirts, not
> the warthog ones, never dug them, that i wear on a
> semi-regular basis. obviously not for style or
> going out, but theyre great for working around the
> house or outdoors, and not being concerned with
> what gets on them. still holding up fine, a few
> of the buttons ( which were never used ) have dry
> rotted into oblivion and some seams at the cuffs
> have come apart. nothing beyond that.
> the employees used to bring in mixed tapes to play
> in the store, i did as well. one of them the
> first song was killing an arab......assistant
> manager was not pleased when that came piping
> through, ha ha ha.
that was me who brought that tape. asst mgr was some italian looking dude with steel wool for whiskers. even when clean shaven he had a 5 oclock shadow. "turn that song off!!" i scurried back to the little closet room and quickly fast forwarded it.
the manager looked like the DJ from wkrp. i cannot remember anybody's name who worked there, but i think i went to HS with one guy. some dude i met while waiting at the dmv - shocker - told me about working there. i think he went to woodson. the hiring process was more involved than getting a green card, i think the only thing i didnt have to do was piss in a cup.
i too still have several rugbys, a henley or two, and a duster that i wore maybe three times. your assessment of how they wear out is spot on.