Drug Store Rules in 1854
The following was among the artifacts donated to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum by the Wreath's Phillips Smith Drug Company.
"Store will be open promptly at 6 a.m. and remain open until 9 p.m. the year 'round. Store must not be opened on the Sabbath day unless absolutely necessary and then only for a few minutes.
Any employee who is in the habit of smoking Spanish cigars, getting shaved at a barber shop, going to dances or other places of amusement, will most surely give his employer reason to suspect his integrity and all around honesty.
Each employee must attend Sunday School every Sunday. Men employees are given one evening a week for courting purposes, and two if they go to prayer meeting regularly. After 14 hours of work in the store, the remaining leisure time must be spent in reading good literature."
Imagine if these rules were given and followed today - I think we'd have a class of respectable people and a nation to show for it! Going shopping would include meeting ladies and gentlemen rather than girls and boys who would rather be out goofing off!