@canuk I have two terrible “lost my wedding ring” stories and one mildly amusing “didn’t lose my ring” story. (yes, I am the lunkhead husband that lost his ring twice and am currently on ring # 3)
Playing basketball, I dislocated my ring finger. It looked gruesome as the middle bone was nearly side-by-side with the bone where the ring is. A trainer was able to pop the joint back into place, but in the subsequent haste of taking off the ring and getting the finger iced down, I somehow lost the ring.
I lost ring #2 at the bottom of the lake while water skiing.
When we first got married, I had a hard time adjusting to wearing a ring. I fidgeted with it all the time. During the first few months of marriage we were at a baseball game, waiting for the national anthem to start. In the near silence, the poor schmuck behind me dropped his wedding ring and the whole section could hear it go “ding-ding-ding” as it bounced down the aisle. My wife glared at me as I pointed to my hand and vigorously shook my hand to indicate “not me”.
@tinamarie1974 she’s one of the titans: has rhinos for breakfast, yanks trees out of the ground with her bare hands and this one time she shoplifted the entire city of Duluth. People were all, “Where’s Duluth, it was right here?!”, but she brought it back the next day.
i don’t wear a ring, i’m not legally married, but i am taken with no plans to marry sometimes one of us gets asked if we’re the other’s spouse and we usually just say yes or some variation on “might as well be.”
@cornchip No. Fortunately, I’ve still got all 10, present and accounted for. Day ain’t over, though.
Buddy lost part of one changing a band saw blade. Whenever I think about slacking on PPE or practices, I think about him. Adjusts my priorities quickly.
@cengland0@RiotDemon I don’t wear nitrile gloves around spinning things. I assume they’re thinner and break more quickly than a silicone ring. If it gets caught in something and remains intact long enough to pull your hand or arm closer to the equipment, it may be a good idea to leave it off.
@cadmore@cengland0@RiotDemon I think tattooed rings aren’t a bad idea. I mean…if you’re gonna get married, why not make a real commitment!? Plus, you avoid all the “accidentally ripping off your finger with a bandsaw” problems.
@cadmore@cengland0@RiotDemon@UncleVinny I switched mine to my right hand since I am left-handed, after I almost ripped off my finger trying to pull a backboard out of the storage slot under the bench in an ambulance at a wreck scene. One of the screws was slightly protruding and caught on my ring…
When I got married I got an engagement and wedding ring set plus a plain band for every day because fabric and thread catch on rings when working. Eventually, the band was too tight so I switched to a silver band of hearts that my husband gave me about 10 years ago.
I wear my wedding band and an “engagement” ring every day and have for the past 18 years. I say “engagement” because hubbie upgraded my diamond ring after a few years. I loved the original one but he wanted to get one a little bigger while he was on a trip and surprise me with it.
My original wedding ring was a little too loose. I had never worn a ring before, and a properly-sized ring felt really claustrophobic.
Years later I lost it while taking my daughter on a walk in the winter. I remember taking my gloves off and making a snowball to throw out on a frozen pond. It might have gone with the snowball, or it might have slipped off somewhere else.
I never found it again and replaced it with a steel band a half-size smaller. If I’m going to be losing these things, I’d rather lose a cheap one.
@cornchip It’s been 8 years we’ve been married now. I can honestly say it’s by Christ alone that we’re still together and thriving even for this long, definitely nothing that he or I are capable of doing. My assurance is not in myself, is my point
Yes. I wear a tungsten ring for work. I have a wood ring that is made from a springfield 1903 rifle stock and a ww1 wool us army field shirt. Rustic and main makes them. pretty cool. Cant wear it at my plant though as it will get damaged
I was married for seven years and got used to wearing a ring. After the divorce, I saw a deal on a tungsten carbide 8mm, so I got it for my right ring finger. Wore it for a few years (handy bottle opener) until I lost it at the beach a few months ago.
Haven’t cared enough to replace it, but I still freak out every once in a while when I notice it’s “missing.”
@medz@PocketBrain My wedding ring is completely covered in scratches on every exposed surface. The only place it’s smooth is on the inside that is only visible if I take it off.
I prefer it this way-- it now has a natural matte finish.
Technically mine had to be cut off because I got fat and my hands swelled. But I now wear my deceased grandfather’s ring as my own. Therefore I don’t, but I also didn’t pick it out per se… Oh well, I chose #1
My wife picked ours out. They’re sterling silver and cast from intertwined willow twigs. We wrote the cheaper metal into our vows, pointing out that you can take gold for granted, but silver will tarnish if you neglect it, and made it a metaphor for a healthy marriage.
I had a $50 titanium ring from Walmart. The only time I almost lost it was when I was in Iraq. I took it off to more comfortably wear gloves on patrol. I hung it on a large bolt in my work area thinking I’d easily recall where I left it. The next day I realized that I had misplaced it (read, ‘forgot I did that’), and it took several hours to find it. Funny, my wife at the time was freaking out on me, asking if I was cheating, putting me through the ringer as to why it was off in the first place.
Her ring is rather special. It started as a cheap ring from Amazon, with a middle sized but cheap diamond. We were rather poor starting out. A few years later, I had both my grandma’s rings, and she had her mom’s mom’s ring. We had all the relevant rings melted down, all were 24 karat white gold. We had two bands made from the metal of all four, with the “engagement” ring consisting of the three largest diamonds and the wedding band having the smallest inset with some flakes/chips from my mom’s mom’s ring flanking it.
Having a custom ring made was cheaper than I expected, which I found interesting. We might have gotten a deal because the jeweler was a friend of my wife’s family, but I’m not sure. Either way, it was a significant ring, sentimentally, to us.
I wonder how many times she nearly lost it while taking it off to fuck other dudes. She’d have it off for days here and there, sometimes weeks, and I never really wondered. I just thought the ring was too tight from the weight she put on during pregnancy. She has had a hard time losing the weight, and her fingers are larger as a result.
Now I can’t get it back (ex-wife won’t just give it back, and legal routes to get my parts back are expensive) and I may lose both my grandmothers’ diamonds. I took a sledge hammer to mine, hardly dented it at all. Titanium is tough. I ended up just throwing it away. I looked up how easy it would be to launch it into the sun, apparently that’s really difficult. It makes sense now, but I hadn’t ever really thought about it.
There’s no point to the story. I just thought it was strange enough to post, I suppose. Y’all seem to like strange.
@MagnaVis perhaps ypu should have left the ring on the bolt.
Reality is when people are super tense with worry that someone is doing something (ie cheating or lying ect) often they are doing exactly that.