Emily F., Newton
I’d been putting off replacing the battery in my watch for months, even though this little chore nagged at me multiple times per day as I walked by Walter’s Jewelers and saw their watch battery window signs. Finally I sucked it up and brought my watch in. I was almost totally deterred when I tried to open the door in the middle of the day, to find it locked, but turns out, you have to be buzzed in. Gotta protect the precious gems and what not inside.
The woman behind the counter, who gave me a wonderful sense of warm, friendly grandma-ness attention, helped me right away. In the few minutes she took to put a new battery in my watch, I ogled the absolutely beautifuulllll rings and necklaces in the counter displays. Everything was so gorgeous and so unique, unlike any other jewelry store I’ve been in before….wish I could afford something (slash everything) for myself (or had someone to spoil me with fine jewelry!).
Five minutes after I walked in, I was on my way out, with a working watch and a renewed, shallow pining for a man with money.