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Farts in the jewelry store

A young woman came in to apply for a job. While filling out the application, she farted, looked at my sister and said, “Was that you?” — Eileen E., Decatur, IN


We have an initiation rite for new employees. We pretend to have dropped a diamond and in a panicked voice tell them to rush down to the bench and get the “diamond magnet” before any customers come in. They return when they realize they don’t really know where it is (or what it is). The laughter is usually uncontrollable, and they have become one of the gang. — Dennis P., Johnstown, PA

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



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Wilkerson Helped This Jeweler to Navigate His Retirement Sale Despite a Pandemic

Hosting a going-out-of-business sale when the coronavirus pandemic hit wasn’t a part of Bob Smith’s game plan for his retirement. Smith, the owner of E.M. Smith Jewelers in Chillicothe, Ohio, says the governor closed the state mid-way through. But Smith chose Wilkerson, and Wilkerson handled it like a champ, says Smith. And when it was time for the state to reopen, the sale continued like nothing had ever happened. “I’d recommend Wilkerson,” he says. “They do business the way we do business.”

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