A 2.25″ pen knife. These were generally given out to customers or potential customers who were a little above the ordinary “hearty handshake” group. I’ve received several of these over the years, not from auto dealers, mind you. The blades will cut butter, once or twice. After that, the joins begin to decouple.
JBR, owned by the Belle family for three decades, was absorbed by Courtesy Chevrolet in 2010.
I did at least one remote broadcast from JBR on Lynn Garden Drive. I was in the showroom, facing the street through those big windows. It was a morning remote and business was slow. At one point, the manager came over and handed me five one-dollar bills. “Tell ’em that the next five people who come in for a test drive will get a one-dollar bill,” he said, “that’ll bring some in.”
Sure. I recall that one guy straggled in after I’d put out the word a couple of times. The rest of the time, I could almost hear the crickets outside.
I can hear Daffy hissing, “Ingrateth!”