Late in the afternoon Jones, a business man, remembers his wife's commission to buy her some cloth. He rushes madly to the nearest department store, where he is directed by the floor-walker to a counter, where his troubles begin. It is bargain day and a big sale is on. At first no one pays any attention, but he is finally waited on by tie clerk, who after taking down almost everything in sight, fails to match the sample and sends him to another counter. In his anxiety to secure the goods before closing time, he rushes all over the store, gets into the ladies' underwear and millinery department, has a rumpus with the elevator boy, and continues to grow wilder, creating a disturbance wherever he goes. At last in the china department, where his excited and expostulating manner makes the shoppers smile and cash girls giggle, he literally loses his head entirely, and in a fist fight with the floor-walker, smashes everything in sight. The flying china ware makes everyone hike for shelter. ... Written by
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