Today my boss asked me to do him a favor during work. He often asks these favors of me. I truly don't mind doing them. For one thing, I get to get outside into the fresh air for a little bit. A lot of times the errand is picking up bagels or fruit, of which I get to partake. And he usually hands over the keys to his car, and it's a fun car to drive.
Today's errand was getting the batteries in two of his watches replaced. First I tried Jack Kreuter's, then Carrera's, then Schwarzschild's. They all said they needed to be sent of to the "watch guy" to have it done. Not a successful trip, he wanted it done today.
But it was pretty interesting to go into these places that I typically would not go. Typically, I'm not much of a jewelry person. I love my wedding rings and like to wear simple silver earrings, but other than that, it doesn't do much for me.
The first wasn't anything special. I actually had been to JK's before to get my grandmother's pearl's restrung. Carrera's had a separate viewing room that was by appointment only, and a friendly funny lady with really flashy glasses greeted me. Schwarzschild's was the most impressive of them all. The people were extremely nice, even to little ol' me in my scrubs. They also had a little snack area with coffe/tea, chocolate, and those cute mini soda cans. One of the employees was even polishing the china that you would drink the coffee out of. The security guard was SUPER nice. I'd like to be his friend. I even saw something I wanted to buy for a baby, no baby in particular, just a baby.
If I every have to buy a nice piece of jewelry, I'd be tempted to go to Schwarzschild's. But I'd have to return to the place we got our wedding ring's from: Adolph's. I'm slightly emotionally attached, plus they have good billboards on 64 by the Staples Mill exit. Ask for Eric, he's the best.
By the way, none of these places have websites, that I could find. What's up with that?