Also worked retail when in college and the same thing happened to me - as well as all the guys that requested to have their inseams measured. Back then I do not think I had any idea what was going on but looking back when they would say "I don't think you're high enough" what was going on. lol
All of the above sound so cool. I have a penchant for getting naked at ancient sites. I've been naked at an Anasazi excavation, Ostia Antica in Italy, a temple to Hermes on Delos and a 4000 year old burial site in Spain. Maybe wishing for the old times when naked wasn't such a big deal.