Things have been going so well with the museum and store that Lum figures its time to hire extra help. Why does Lum feel so guilty then, when Abner enters and asks who was on the phone? Thinking it was a sick feller named Tom, Abner wants to get a fruit basket to send over. What’s it going to take to get Abner on board to hire someone?
Lum tries to convince Abner that its OK to have women in the workplace, in these times of labor shortages. War plants do it. Hiring and training women to do the same kind of work as men. Abner just thinks women should stay at home. They can’t work, just stay home, doing all that woman work like washing, chopping fire wood, and all manner of household drudgery. Not real work.
Lum still tries to get Abner to recognize the place of women in jobs around town. Will some reverse psychology work? How will Abner react when he learns Lum already had a woman lined up to work in the store?
Notable Quote: Lum threatens. I’ll hit you in the head so hard you’ll have to untie your shoes to see where your going.