I dont know if i would WANT my ring back after this..

United States
March 27, 2009 6:41pm CST
this lady went to flush the toilet at a restaurant and her huge engagement ring fell in and a rotor rooters guy have to come and after awhile finally got it out.. now i know it was expensive but i dont think i would want the toilet ring on my hand after that.. i would always wonder if i cleaned it good enough.. but of course i have a germ phobia.. lol.. what about you? would you wear it again?
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• United States
27 Mar 09
I am in therapy every Tuesday for my germ issues. I would get my ring and place it in boiling water and after that I would rinse my ring in cold water. Then I would spray it with a disinfectant spray and put that baby back on my finger.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
i wonder if a jewelry place would professionally disinfect it??
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Yep, jewelry places do professionally clean and sanitize jewelry
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• United States
28 Mar 09
If it was soaked in bleach for a week maybe. Then antibacterial stuff for another week. But the engagement ring better be real and cost some serious money.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
yeah no kidding lol
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@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
27 Mar 09
It is just an engagement ring and not a wedding ring that the person has grown attatched to over many years. I suppose if they were that disgusted by it, they could exchange it for another ring. Me, I'd probably just clean it and keep it.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
i think time may help me get over it if it happened to me.. but ugh till then i would be freaked
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@baileycows (3669)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I would want it back. I mean we are talking thousands of dollars. Would you just flush that down the drain? No pun intended. LOL! I would take it to the jewelers and let them clean it with their little machine and everything. I think it would be find after that.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
i would try that.. if i couldnt get over it i would sell it and get a similar one if possible
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• United States
27 Mar 09
I would take it to the jeweler and have them tear it apart thoughly and have it cleaned with the strongest disinfected cleaner that the world makes, I think that is the only way that I would wear it again.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
good idea lol
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@Galena (9123)
27 Mar 09
of course I would. I'd clean it as thoroughly as I could, but it means more than any slight squeamishness over something that can easily be washed away.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
*shudder* i think i wouldnt mind as much if it was my toilet and not a public one lol
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• Canada
28 Mar 09
I think I would have it professionally cleaned at a jewellery store, then I would wear it again. I think it would take a little more than the little jar of jewellery cleaner I have sitting on my bathroom counter. I think it would be cheaper to have the ring professionally cleaned, than to buy a new one.
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• China
28 Mar 09
I would soak it in strong disinfecant days and forget the event.
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• United States
29 Mar 09
true.. i would definitely have the professionals do it.. i would always wonder if i cleaned it enough and i would ocd and go nuts over it
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
28 Mar 09
as you said its expensive and sure i will wear it.as long as you dont eat it i gues its fine
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Mar 09
SAme here....I wouldn't want to waste something beautiful because if fell in a toilet....we have so many products that can sanitize...no need to be afraid to wear it.
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• China
28 Mar 09
To me there is an improtant thing to think over that is whether it is worth doing so.The central issue is that whether the ring is commemorative to me?If the answer is YES,do it without any hesitation.But if the answer is NO,of course I will not do so.
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@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
lol its one of the few things I would stick my hand down the loo for
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Mar 09
After sterilizing it of course I would wear it again...who would want to waste something of beauty....there are worse things that we put up with everyday...like touching the door knob of a public restroom not knowing if the person ahead of us washed their hands or not!
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• China
28 Mar 09
It depends on yourself ,u r the decision maker.and if it always make u uncormfortable when u watched it,then i think it's more advisable for u to abandon it,after all it should exsit to make u happy but indisposed.
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@la_chique (1499)
28 Mar 09
mmmm nice lol! But I'd just chuck it in a sink full of boiling water and bleach. That'll kill off any germs on there. Also an engagement ring is kinda important. You wouldnt want ur fiancee thinking you'd flushed your ring away lol. But thats why I dont want a big rock on mine. I just want a simple sapphire and zirconia wishbone ring. I think they're really pretty, it wouldnt be too expensive so I wouldnt feel worried about wearing it all the time, and I wouldnt need to take it off if I were doing something like excercising where a big rock would get caught in my clothes or hair.
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• United States
29 Mar 09
that would be pretty!
@tessah (6621)
• United States
28 Mar 09
i wont wear diamonds anyways soo.. but yeah, if i had something that meant something to me id want it back. course id boil the crap out of it for hours and hours in bleach
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• United States
29 Mar 09
i wont wear them or any jewelry anyways.. it annoys my skin to have something touching it like jewelry lol..
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Oh yes, I would wear it again. I'd have it taken to a jeweler and they would clean it and sanitize it - what they do is use a cleaning agent and then they blast it with steam - it's so hot that it would incinerate any germs or bacteria or other... unseeable foreign objects that might still exist after being doused with the cleaning agent lol. I know this because I have had my ring cleaned at a jewelers before and I asked the guy to explain what he was doing as he was doing it.
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@sharay (2776)
• India
28 Mar 09
Yes...i would get it back for i am very sure, if at all it falls, it will be on my own toilet only for majority of the time i restrict myself going to a public toilet unless and until i have an emergency, even then, i try to control...but i cannot afford to lose my engagement ring, not that it is worth monetary wise, but there are some sentiments attached
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry knocked his girlfriends' toothbrush in the toilet and she brushed her teeth with it before he could clean it. If you don't want it, give it back to your boyfriend and let him handle it, since he bought it.
• United States
28 Mar 09
Well, Ummmmmmm hmm. I would definatly wear it again just not like right afterwords. Id probally take to to a jewlwery cleaners and have them scrub the biotch down... or myself I would take like a half of bottle of like dienfectant and antibacterial hand soap and any other cleaner I could get right away.lol Then I would put it back on.... Not because of how big the ring was but how important the ring was to me...
@liquorice (3901)
28 Mar 09
Well, I would have to give it a very good clean first. Having it falling down my own toilet would be bad enough, but I agree, down a public toilet would be really horrible.. My really good clean would involve soaking it in boiling water several times, lots of soap, tons of disinfectant and maybe some bleach (if it wasn't going to ruin the ring..) I would also wonder if I'd cleaned it enough, but I would want to wear my engagement ring, so I'd probably make myself get over it (after the rigourous cleaning process!)
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• China
28 Mar 09
I have the same feeling as you, since it fell in the toilet, I will be troubled if it is cleaned good enough. To buy a new one will be a good idea.
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