A milestone in his life as a public servant arrives, and Gildersleeves is nervous as he ges ready for his first speech. Who knows where this speech to the local women’s club may lead him? No breakfast, no suit, no gas for his car, all cause Gildy’s frustrations to boil. Walking to his office, Gildersleeves encounters Leila. Overcoming her guilt trip, Gildy stops at Floyd’s barber shop to complain about his woman troubles.
Will the guys in the barber shop be able to offer some winning tips on writing his speech? At his office, Gildy faces more trouble with the dames. He has a need for a new secretary. Apparently his original secretary, Miss Fitch, has left over the Christmas vacation. As he tries out his speech on the group of young ladies, Leila enters to rake Gildy over the coals of jealousy. Leila is feeling awful that she has ben a burden on Gildy. Surprisingly, and confusing Gildy, she is OK with the young ladies applying for the job. Her real motivation is in bring up the guilt trip over going shopping with her.
Somehow he gets through his interviews, and shopping trip. A stop at Peavey’s drugstore could help him with ironing out some kinks with his speech, but the audio cuts offf before we learn his reaction. But I’ll bet if he’s pressed on how good it is, Peavy is likely to respond… Well now, I wouldn’t say that.