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Ashitaka

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Icon 9 posted May 07, 2008 11:59      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I lost my wedding ring in Kayaking in the Rhein. I have no idea where.

SO..

does anybodz have scuba equipment.

and wantto travel to basel

to dive murky 5 degree water


My wife says she's not planning to kill me.

But we will see this weekend when I fly to liverpool to see her.

When I forst got married I didn't like wearing the ring just becase I wasn't used to wearing jewelry. Now my hand is naked.

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Icon 12 posted May 07, 2008 12:25      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I say: time for vows renewal! Well, if your had a religious wedding, anyway. A simple dinner with friends and family would do the thing if it was strictly civil.

It doesn't have to be the full-blown thing, just a good occasion to say that if you lost your ring, you feelings for her are still there. Turn your loss into a nice memory!

(Or just get a replacement, the jeweller you bought it from may still have the record, and could get you an exact copy.)

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2008 12:29      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That stinks. I know the naked feeling after you no longer have the wedding band.

A couple of suggestions. Though it will only work well if it wasn't an heirloom of any sort.

1. Replace you ring with something you like. Either the same or similar.

2. Replace both with a new set. So at least if she is ready to castrate you, you can always bribe her with new jewelery.

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Tough break man. I don't think she'll kill you though. I agree with Stereo. Renew your vows and turn it into a happy accident.

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2008 13:00      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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(Or just get a replacement, the jeweller you bought it from may still have the record, and could get you an exact copy.) [/QB][/QUOTE]


Made it myself, What I wonder though is if I should do it again.

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2008 13:07      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dress up the story to sound like you almost died in the process. Or just be proactive and offer your balls up on a silver platter.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
Made it myself, What I wonder though is if I should do it again.

Oooh, ouch. I was thinking that this wasn't so bad until I read that. Josh lost his wedding band back in December while we were taking visiting family out to see the sights. He got another one as a Valentine's present this year.

Making another one would mean you still have a unique wedding band and if your wife is mad (though not enough to kill you) it could help that too.

OTOH that is a ton of time and effort that would have to be put into that. I guess in the end the answer is pretty much my answer for every problem, think about it a while and then do what you really want to.

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2008 17:06      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not that I necessary go for tattoos, but if you do, you could always have a band tattooed on your finger.

Like so:
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For all that is good, do NOT do that under any circumstances. Just sayin' [Eek!]

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_____________________Ashitaka You are in deep DoDo and the dodo is likely to hit the fan. However many here on this august board have offered some very good suggestions. I guess the solution is in front of you, I personally like the repeat your vows as that would do a lot to verify that you still feel the same about your bride.

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Just tell her that a prostitute sold it to a pawn shop and she's agreed to get it back and mail it to you for another $150, so it should be showing up in the mail next week. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted May 07, 2008 18:54      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ash,

Nice try.

The real question here is was the floozie you were tricking into thinking you were single was really worth it?

Otherwise there is no stinking reason for that ring to come off your finger.

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About wearing rings...

Jonathan and I take off our wedding rings at night. When we got engaged, I asked him what I should do about my ring at night because it's pretty big. He told me to take it off so it doesn't get snagged in the covers and to get in practice for later. I could do some serious damage to him with it!

We also take off our rings so they don't get stuck. We know too many people who have had their rings cut off because their fingers grew around them.

The other thing about rings is that their fit changes depending on the weather. When it's hot, my rings are snug. When it's cold, my finger shrinks, and the rings are loose.

Ashitaka: Be honest with your wife. Tell her what you told us, and ask her what you should do now. Her answer may surprise you.

You may want to consider buying a ring a half-size smaller so it can't fall off again. However, I'm guessing that your ring fell off because your finger was chilled in the water.

And because inquiring minds want to know, why's your wife in Liverpool?

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Why would anyone be scared of telling their spouse they have lost their wedding ring???? - accidents happen!

Jeez, did so many people marry uncaring, overreacting, ogres with no sense of proportion?

Just sayin.

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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2008 12:45      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had alread told my wife at the time of the first post. SHe wasn't really upset that much at all. I think I am more upset than she is.

Rhonwyyn_____________My wife has been in liverpool on Business for the last two months.

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True story.

A couple of weeks after I was married we were out carousing with friends. At the end of the evening we did the responsible thing and cabbed home. In the morning, I drove my bike back downtown to my sweet 1980 242 Volvo. About 10 kms.... a warm Yukon summer morning had me sweating booze so I threw my bike into the trunk and drove to the Yukon River which runs right through town. I hopped in the cool glacial fed water and was instantly refreshed.....my hangover was gone! So was my wedding ring!!! I drove home to tell my new (still in bed hungover) wife the news. Her reaction was predictable. Within minutes I was back in the river, with swimming goggles and snorkle combing the floor of the river. It was fast moving water but only about 2 or 3 feet deep there so I did a methodical grid search beginning downstream and working upwards, the depth allowed me to hold onto the bottom (covered in small rocks, the size of golf balls) while my back was at the surface. After about 40 minutes, with my wife standing shore side to make sure I didn't get out of the water I found it, gleaming in the emerald water. Fucking Awesome!!

That was 13 years ago. It took less than a year for my nuts to descend from my body cavity where they had retreated from being in that cold water.

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
Why would anyone be scared of telling their spouse they have lost their wedding ring???? - accidents happen!

Jeez, did so many people marry uncaring, overreacting, ogres with no sense of proportion?

Just sayin.

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Icon 1 posted May 09, 2008 10:34      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
I lost my wedding ring in Kayaking in the Rhein. I have no idea where.

SO..

does anybodz have scuba equipment.

and wantto travel to basel

to dive murky 5 degree water

Having seen the Rhein at Basel, ah no thank you.

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Sorry to hear about that. My brother lost his wedding ring while being tossed about in the waves in Bahamas. He was pretty upset, it was my Dad's wedding ring that he took after my dad died, so it was a double whammy. He got a metal detector to look for it, and never found it. However, he got a new, titanium wedding ring, which he likes a lot too. It's pretty much never talked about. It's sad, if you ask me.
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Oh I KNOW how that stings.
Today I hunted for a replacement for the ring I had on a chain (think Frodo), which mysteriously disappeared from one of my zipped coat pockets. It couldn't have been a theft because my wallet was in the same pocket, as were my keys.
I'm sure the chain escaped when I either navigated my door, or performed finance.

I did find an exact duplicate which does feel somewhat better, but of course nothing can sub for the fact that it belonged to my Dad, who passed on a year ago. The 'new' one was at a secondhand shop so I got a nice deal.

Couldn't have Mom asking me where Dad's ring is .. anyway now it's as if I never lost it. I'm just glad it was a low-carat, plain gold band.

.. I DO feel bad for you because it really REALLY hurts to lose something you made, even if you think you could recreate it, the lost item makes an emotional crater. It took me a couple days to stop crying. I felt so stupid.

I never will tell my Mom.

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Icon 1 posted October 18, 2008 08:42      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yea, I never updatd that I eventually recieved my replacement ring. My wife didn't want that I just have a new one made that looks like the old one. We had to buy two new rings, and have them special ordered and made for us. AN expensive boat trip.

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I'll bet you'll remember to be careful and not lose the new ring, though [Big Grin]

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A few months ago, I bought myself a new wedding ring. After 10 years, the original was getting a bit snug and I could only get it off on really cold days. So, I thought I would buy a bigger wedding ring - cuz I'm not going to get skinnier as the years roll on!

Mrs Grummash now has my original wedding ring on a chain so, if it gets lost...I'm in the clear! [Big Grin]

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