Gerald and Percy, tiring of the humdrum occupation of clerking in a department store, become interested in dramatic pursuits and aspire to become great emotional actors. In their daily work of waiting upon customers they seek to enliven the hours by interspersing scenes from various dramas with the price and quality of goods, much to the disgust and confusion of the various purchasers. They are in consequence transferred from one department to another, but all to no avail, as they grow wilder and wilder in their demonstrations, until they are finally kicked out of the store. By putting on a terrific front, they are finally engaged by a theatrical manager and appear in part of a performance of a drama, for the audience does not allow them to proceed far, but rising as one man, they hurl everything they can lay their hands on at the heads of the two aspirants. Gerald and Percy are then forcibly ejected from the stage door of the theater. Wandering aimlessly about, the ambitious pair see...
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