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True Tales: The Ring and the Wart

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One day a customer in her mid-40s came in with a wide diamond wedding band on her right hand, which she simply couldn’t get off. I told her we’d have to cut it off and resize it and she could have it back in a week. She begged me to do something now, telling me: “Look, my husband and I are probably getting a divorce and I wanted to see what the ring would look like on my right hand. I can’t get if off. If I come home with it on the right hand, he’ll be suspicious.” She had a small wart on the knuckle of that hand. She told me, “Look, just put some lotion on and it pull like crazy. I got to get it off today.” So I greased her up, wrapped a towel on the ring and pulled hard. Pop! The ring came off … as did the wart. We bandaged her up with alcohol and a Band-Aid. She left. The next day the woman came back in to thank me. She had gone to the doctor to check out her “wart injury”. She told me the doctor said “Nice job. The jeweler saved you $65, which is what I would charged you to remove the wart.”

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