THE RESULTS OF an INSTORE Mind Squad survey deployed Tuesday, March 17 reveal the extent of hysteria retail jewelers are experiencing over the Covid 19 outbreak. Of the practically 200 retailers who responded, 51 p.c rated their anxiousness as reasonable whereas 15 p.c characterised it as extreme. Maria Aguirre, among the many 2.5 p.c on the verge of panic, vows to not cry in entrance of workers or the few clients who’ve ventured into the shop. “The massive resolution is coming and my abdomen is in knots and I’m praying for steerage and knowledge and safety,” she says. Annette Kinzie of Leonard Jewellery in Stillwater, OK, feels solely mildly anxious and vows to not really feel intimidated by the concern frenzy. “Shut the media down,” urges Todd Tinder of Tinder’s Jewellery in Bowling Inexperienced, VA, who blames the media for his extreme anxiousness.
“Concern is an evil, worse than evil itself,” says Mark Rozanski, who falls into the enviable “by no means” anxious class.
“I feel the world has misplaced its thoughts,” says Laura Sipe of JC Sipe in Indianpolis, who charges her anxiousness stage as reasonable.
“Hold calm and preserve glowing,” says Robin Lies of Burnell’s Artistic Gold in Wichita, KS, who’s reasonably anxious.