This past Sunday I had some friends over for the Pats game. As we were talking my friend remarked how I still have my wedding ring on – and was it possible for me to take it off? I assured him it was although, being married for 10 years I wasn’t so sure. I hadn’t tried in.. many, many years and, truth be told, the ring has become such a part of me I don’t even register it’s there anymore.
The inquiry made me think though and the following Monday I soaped up my hand and tried to yank it off – not all the way, mind you, because I knew if I did get it off the chances of getting it back on was slim. I didn’t want to take it off – I just wanted to know I COULD get it off if I had to. Well, it didn’t go so well and all I was left with was a red, sore finger that was even bigger than when I started.
I was curious enough that I decided to consult the one entity that has never let me down. Google. Google swooped in with an amazing response – I typed in a simple “How to get a tight wedding ring off” and up popped video after video of people wrapping their fingers in everything from dental floss to bandages and sure enough – tuck a small piece in the ring and start to unwind the string – the ring pops off.
For some reason I felt better knowing I could get the ring off if I needed to. I’m not sure why – it’s not like divorce is on the docket or anything – but it just made me feel better to know that this piece of metal wasn’t “stuck” – that it is still in fact on me by choice and not because of the weight gain that has occurred over the years trapping it in place.