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Confessions of a last responder: Ronald L. Jones on COVID’s impact on the funeral business | The St. Louis American

Confessions of a last responder: Ronald L. Jones on COVID’s impact on the funeral business | The St. Louis American

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“In this business, if you don’t adapt, you fail, huh.”

Ronald L. Jones has a unique way of using the word “huh.” For Jones, it’s more of an affirmation than a question. Like a preacher uses “Amen,” Jones employs “huh” to emphasize his points. In this case, he was discussing his trade in the wake of COVID-19.

“I’ve been through swine flu, Ebola, spinal meningitis, even active cases of tuberculosis, you name it. This is the first pandemic I’ve ever been through,” Jones said. “You just have to be very cautious about what you’re dealing with, huh.”

 

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