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The third kind of ring — suffer-ring

Engagement ring? Check. Wedding ring? Check. Suffer-ring?

I once had a couple picking out an engagement ring together and the gentlemen commented that he was amazed that I was going to be able to sell him not one ring but three at once. I said, “You mean an engagement ring and two wedding rings? He said, “No, an engagement ring, a wedding ring and suffer-ring!” — Mary Jo C., Rutland, VT

We had just sold a gentleman a beautiful strand of 42-inch South Sea pearls for his wife for their anniversary. After he walked out we returned to our morning routine only to look up when he walked back in with a heavy metal orange stake and a chain attached. He told us it was his anniversary gift from his wife: a “short leash” if you will. After a good laugh he told us it was actually to train his bird-hunting dogs and not him. — Marc M., Midland, TX

 

This article originally appeared in the June 2015 edition of INSTORE.

 

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