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“I liked to wrap gifts”


Danielle Fishel in 2009.Amy Graves/WireImage

  • Danielle Fishel has revealed how she got a job at Bloomingdale’s after ‘Boy Meets World’ ended.

  • “I was really good at wrapping presents,” Fishel said on the “Pod Meets World” podcast.

  • She said she would not reveal to customers who recognized her that she was Topanga Lawrence.

‘Boy Meets World’ star Danielle Fishel has revealed she had a surprising job years after the hit sitcom TGIF ended – she was wrapping gifts at a Bloomingdale’s store in Newport Beach, Calif., so that she was going to college around 2009.

“I loved wrapping presents,” she said on Monday’s episode of her “Pod Meets World” podcast.

During a conversation that began around 34:00 into the episode, Fishel, his co-hosts Rider Strong and Will Friedle, and guest Marty York (who appeared in a handful of “Boy Meets World” episodes) started talking about the scorned actors. when they accept jobs outside of Hollywood.

“I liked to wrap gifts”

Fishel visits Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on January 28, 2020.Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Fishel then revealed how she got her own unexpected job after the ABC show ended.

According to Fishel, she was at Bloomingdale’s to buy a set of wine glasses for a former “Boy Meets World” partner’s wedding gift the next day. She wanted gift-wrapped, but when she picked them up from the shelf, the woman told her her gift wouldn’t be ready until the next day. Although it took hours before the store was supposed to close, Fishel said the woman told him she closed the register early because the store was slow and the woman refused to reopen the store. register.

The actress and director said she told the employee, “I have no problem packing it. Can you just give me the materials and I’ll pack it here?” Fishel then “sat on the floor in Bloomingdale’s customer service” to wrap the gift herself.

Eventually a manager came back and saw what Fishel was doing. After scolding his employee for refusing to wrap Fishel’s gift, he complimented Fishel’s gift-wrapping skills.

“He looks at me and says, ‘That’s really great,'” she said, adding that she replied, “Thank you, I love wrapping presents.”

The ‘Girl Meets World’ star said the manager then gave her his card. After thinking about it, she decided she wanted to fill out an application. She got the job and even worked alongside the girl who refused to wrap her present, who turned out to be “very nice”.

“I liked to wrap gifts”

Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle.Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Fishel said that although she had planned to work at the department store for the holiday season, she ultimately decided to extend her stay and eventually discovered that she was “really good” at customer service in addition to packaging. of gifts.

“I had a woman run over the counter towards me. It was unbelievable,” Fishel recalled.

And though Fishel was recognized by customers on occasion, she played coy to confirm who she was. Instead, when customers asked her if people told her she looked like the girl from “Boy Meets World,” she simply replied, “yes.”

New episodes of “Pod Meets World” are released weekly.

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