I believe that pranks are good for the soul. Keeping people on their toes, doing the unexpected -- that's what being young is all about. And it's all in good fun, after all...right?
The woman behind this series of videos definitely thinks so. While someone (presumably a friend, unless they got another employee in on it, which would be even better) films inside a jewelry store, she speaks with an associate, "shopping" for that perfect piece of sparkle. But, of course, when browsing for jewelry, you have to try it on. That's when the prank really takes off.
Once this mystery woman is donning the diamonds, she starts jogging away from the jeweler, only stopping to "look in a mirror" or "browse other cases" when the jeweler starts running after her, assuming she's making a break for the door.
She never makes it far enough to elicit any serious backlash, but there's no doubt that these jewelers are feeling actual concern in the moment that they're about to be robbed of various amounts of money.
What I'm curious about, though, is the level of athleticism these jewelers hold. Most of them end up actually diving over the jewelry cases as to chase after the woman faster -- and quite nimbly, at that. And even when they're just running after her, their reaction times and dedication to their store is impressive.
Is this part of the on-boarding process when you apply to work at a jewelry store? Would I have to demonstrate my ability to catch a potential thief should I ever want to do retail at Kay Jewelers?
Maybe these specific jewelers just felt a civic duty to do their best to protect their merchandise. Others don't relate to this level of effort.
Just...maybe don't try this at your local mall.