Danielle Fishel Was Bloomingdale’s Gift Wrap After ‘Boy Meets World’

  • Danielle Fishel 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 rewatch podcast “Pod Meets World.”
  • She said she would not reveal to clients who recognized her that she was indeed Topanga Lawrence.

“Boy Meets World” star Danielle Fishel revealed she had a surprising job years after the popular TGIF sitcom ended — she was gift-wrapped at a Bloomingdale’s store in Newport Beach, California while attending college around 2009.

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

During a conversation that started around 3:00 p.m. of the episode, Fishel, her cohosts Rider Strong and Will Friedle, and guest Marty York (who appeared on a handful of episodes of “Boy Meets World”) began talking about actors being looked down upon. when they take jobs outside of Hollywood.

Danielle Fishel is smiling in red dress.

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

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

According to Fishel, she was at Bloomingdale’s the next day buying a set of wine glasses for the wedding gift of a former “Boy Meets World” costar. She wanted the gift wrapped, but when she went to the ward to pick it up, the woman told her her gift wouldn’t be ready until the next day. Although it took hours for the store to close, Fishel said the woman told her she closed the register earlier because the store was slow, and the woman refused to reopen the register.

The actor 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 “sit on the floor in Bloomingdale’s customer service” to wrap the gift herself.

Finally, a manager came back and saw what Fishel was doing. After reprimanding his employee for refusing to wrap Fishel’s gift, he complimented Fishel on wrapping gifts.

“He looks at me and he says, ‘That’s really good,'” she said, adding that she replied, “Thanks, 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 a cover letter. She got the job and even worked with the girl who had refused to wrap her present, but who ended up being “very nice.”

Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle.

Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle.

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Fishel said that although she had just planned to work at the department store over the holidays, she eventually decided to extend her stay and eventually found that she was “really good” at customer service, in addition to gift wrapping.

“I had a woman who lunged at me over the counter. It was unbelievable,” Fishel recalled.

And although Fishel was occasionally recognized by clients, she played reluctant to confirm who she was. When customers asked her if people told her she looked like the girl from Boy Meets World, she simply answered yes.

New episodes of “Pod Meets World” appear weekly.

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