Two of Us

No one ring to rule me

I have bad luck with rings.
It’s so bad that if I were a ring, I would run away screaming when faced with me.

See, I like my fingers nice and bare. Rings feel strange and out of place on my hands. So I do things like take them off before I wash my hands, when I am typing, when I am cooking. Combine that with my leaky memory, I tend to err leave them behind.

How do I scare away the rings? Let me count the ways.

Ring#1
V sweet, Mr Thick bought it for me when I became his girlfriend. That, however, had the most unfortunate end of all the rings.

It got FLUSHED DOWN the toilet bowl.

Uhhmm. The story that I told him was that it was loose and fell into the toilet bowl. And before I knew it, the automatic flush kicked in and it literally went down the drain.

Well. The truth was, I was sitting on the throne and doing my big business. At the same time, I was playing with my ring, a bad habit that I haven’t been able to get rid of after all these years. So there I was huffing and puffing away, and twiddling my ring at the same time and oops! It dropped into the bowl.

Aghast, I stood up and stared down at the bowl. Damn. Should I retrieve my ring? But that’s gross! Before I could continue with my murky thoughts, the automatic flush kicked in! BYE BYE RING!

(I was secretly relieved.)

Poor Mr Thick, he even bought me a replacement ring. Let’s find out what happened to the replacement.

Ring#2
I hate having my ring on when I am in the gym so I had it off. After the shower, I grabbed my stuff from the locker and plonked myself down at the mirror and started drying my hair, my precious ring sitting on the countertop.

I dried my hair, preened in front of the mirror and then flounced off. Without my ring.

By the time I remembered, I rushed back to the locker room and it was gone.

Bye bye ring!

Ring#3
Now, this is the biggie that we are talking about: my wedding band. This time, I was at the Tampines gym with husband. I had taken the ring off before our RPM class and set it down in the locker. And just as before, I dried my hair, preened in front of the mirror and flounced off, leaving my ring behind in the locker.

I went outside to the lounge and had a drink with husband. But there was a niggling thought at the back of my mind. Hmm. As my fingers automatically sought for my ring to fiddle with it, I realised that AH HA! My ring! Thank goodness it was a Sunday and nobody had taken the locker after I had vacated it.

RING SAVED!

And we lived happily ever after.

This is why I don't wear my engagement ring

3 thoughts on “No one ring to rule me”

  1. I am secretly wishing that you’ll lose your enegagement ring to me, getting some serious ring envy here, it’s goooorgeous!

    Anyway, on a serious, less thieving-conspiracy note, I haven’t lost my rings (thank goodness) but I can’t quite have them on all day as well, I take them off the minute I get home, when I do chores, when I sleep etc. Glad I’m not the odd one out!

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  2. Funny, had the same ring episode.. before leaving for Geneva, was packing my valuables and found the recent diamond ring given by the Man missing. Went in a state of panic and searched high and low before finding it tucked in one of my bags. Phew.. the Man was not happy!

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  3. That’s one yummilicious ring!! Ooh!

    I’m the total opposite from you though. I never take off my engagement ring and wedding band (they’re now on the same finger coz it feels the most comfortable that way). That’s why I need to take the engagement ring for regular cleaning! If I do remove them now, you’ll see a ring of lighter toned skin. Wahaha!

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