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At Times Like These, Best Just to Bite Your Tongue …

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What do you say to the little old lady who brings in her eyeglasses and asks you to put in the screw that holds the lens in because she can’t see to do it herself? She knows that you won’t charge her for the screw because she has the screw in this tissue. When you unwrap it you find a mouse dropping.

Answer: Nothing. You just find a new screw, put it in and hand it back with a smile. Ed Menk, E. L. Menk Jewelers, Brainerd, MN (as told to invision’s sister magazine, INSTORE) 


This article originally appeared in the January 2018 edition of INVISION.   

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True Tales

But He Followed Directions!

A tale as old as time that gives new meaning to being in ‘hot’ water.

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We had a mechanic who returned a pair of glasses that were scratched all to hell. He said, “I followed your directions and used soap and water to clean them.” I asked what kind of soap he used, to which he replied, “Lava, that’s all I use.” When I stopped laughing I offered him a new pair of lenses and I have told this story for the last 30 years. — Alexander Saper, Great Glasses, Houston, TX

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Sanity Files

A Few of this Canadian’s OD’s Favourite Things for Maintaining Sanity

Including smothering her cats with affection and weekend dive bar sing-a-longs just to name two.

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Dr. Abby Jakob
EYES – Dr. Abby Jakob, Kingsville, ON 

Dr. Abby Jakob’s favourite (she is Canadian after all) parts of running her business are choosing her own hours, taking time off when she knows she needs it “for my health and sanity,” and becoming more well-known in her community. “It inspires me to get even more involved with community events, volunteer groups, and fundraisers, and that, in turn, helps my business even more as a result!” Of course even jobs we love come with things we don’t love so much. For Dr. Jakob that’s the time required for her social media channels. “I want to engage people and show my true personality with fun, clever, or visually pleasing posts, and it takes up so much time!” Other than that, hiring staff (and potentially having to fire them!), and finding a balance between seeing patients and setting boundaries with her time and schedule, rank in her top three least favorite things. Luckily, every day she gets to go home to hug and kiss smother her husband and all of her cats. “I [also] love going for walks with my dog, one of my cats (Booboo) actually walks with us, and my awesome husband, Patrick.” If it’s a weekend, you can find her in “an old hole-in-the-wall bar with live music, requesting all of my favourite songs and singing along!”

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24 Memes That Hilariously Capture What It’s Like to Work in Retail

Whether you work the sales floor, or manage it, there’s a meme here for you.

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