In loving memory of Jack the Ripper who served the Music Circus faithfully for many, many years until his tip broke off in 2007 (? or was it 8?).
When all the other rippers had abandoned their posts or been lost, when the budget was too tight for new tools, Jack was always there.
Jack, you may be useless now but we won’t forget you. You will have your own place of honor on the costume shop and we promise to point you out to each and every new stitcher:
That’s Jack the Ripper- the most awesome, most reliable seam ripper ever, who has been here as long as we can remember.
Of course, if you come into the costume shop and ask to borrow a seam ripper, especially if you confess that you don’t know what one looks like or does, we might very well hand you Jack, tell you how great he is, and forget to mention that he has no point.
Update: Jack has been put back into service. One of the stitchers discovered he was great for shaping the points of collars and whatnot. It just goes to show that the abilities of the retired should never be underestimated.