A Moment of Sheer Panic

The photo is mine, on the right the heart shaped ring.
By Anna
@LadyDuck (464101)
Switzerland
June 3, 2016 4:00am CST
Early this morning, I have disposed of my garbage bags into the bin on the main road and went back to make breakfast. While I was drinking my coffee, I noticed that my heart shaped ring was not on my finger. I checked the kitchen sink, because sometimes I remove it when I work in the kitchen. The ring was not there, nor on the kitchen counter. I started to panic and searched everywhere, from the bathroom to the cellar. I feared it had dropped in the garbage bag. In total panic, I dropped the apron that was hanging in the kitchen and I heard a faint metallic noise on the floor... What a happiness to see my ring, it was, in the pocket of my apron. I had to drink a second coffee to recover.
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@Asylum (47893)
• Manchester, England
3 Jun 16
Any excuse to drink more coffee.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
You are surely right Barry, now that I had my second coffee I feel completely relaxed. Which other excuse can I find now?
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@Asylum (47893)
• Manchester, England
3 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Look around the garden for a snake, which would justify a few more coffees.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
@Asylum Great idea, snakes or toads will do the trick.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
Don't worry , you are not alone in that kind of situation . I have experienced that also . I guess , that's how girls react , panicky .
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
@LadyDuck It's a very worthy thing that weill get panicky , once we realize it's nowheqre to be found.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
@Marty1 Yes, it has been collected a few minutes before I realized my ring was missing.
@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
I am usually pretty calm, but when I did not see it near the sink I thought it has ended in the trashcan.
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@akalinus (41227)
• United States
3 Jun 16
Better than wading through a sea of garbage to find your ring!
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
This is true, I have already been through garbage to find things that my husband threw by mistake and it's not funny.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
@akalinus I suppose you had to go through the garbage to recover them. I had to do this a couple of times, when my husband dropped the coffee spoon in the garbage bag.
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@akalinus (41227)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@LadyDuck I dropped my keys in the garbage once. I would rather not repeat it.
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@WorDazza (15830)
• Manchester, England
3 Jun 16
You deserve a decent size shot of something a bit stronger than coffee after that shock.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
You are right, but I never drink anything strong in the morning, I will this evening.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
@WorDazza I have to think more at the medicinal purposes of whisky, you are right, it helps in many cases, not to mention that it's an antioxidant and boosts blood circulation. I think I will not give up my evening drink, I can skip sugar to diet.
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@WorDazza (15830)
• Manchester, England
3 Jun 16
@LadyDuck I was thinking purely for medicinal purposes!!
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@paigea (36119)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
I can understand that panic. I left my ring in a restaurant washroom as I always have to dry under my rings. I went back about 20 minutes later but of course it was gone.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
That happened to my husband three months after we were married and his wedding ring has been lost forever. I confess that I was furious because he removed it.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
@paigea Oh no! I am so sorry, the wedding ring is something special.
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@paigea (36119)
• Canada
3 Jun 16
@LadyDuck It wasn't my wedding ring that time but another special family ring. I also lost my wedding rings so that is another story.
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@bwjsdems (496)
• New Zealand
3 Jun 16
I would have tipped out the rubbish bag and rummaged through the garbage before eventually finding the ring safely in my pocket.
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• Philippines
3 Jun 16
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
That it was what I wanted to do, but when I noticed it was missing the garbage was already been collected, my bags were already gone in the big truck.
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@bwjsdems (496)
• New Zealand
7 Jun 16
@LadyDuck I have a number of earrings where I've lost one of the pair and I often suspect they have fallen off my bedside table and been sucked into the vacuum cleaner and long since gone to the rubbish tip.
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@ElicBxn (63275)
• United States
3 Jun 16
My mother lost the diamond out of her wedding ring at a swimming pool when I was a child. She never wore her rings swimming after that.
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@ElicBxn (63275)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@LadyDuck she had always done that, at least to the best of my memory. Her father gave her the diamond from her mother's wedding ring. It was larger, but more of a yellow tint than a blue one.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
@ElicBxn The diamond of my wedding ring was also a gift of my father, it was the gift of my 18th birthday. My brother asked for a car, I asked for nothing and I received the diamond.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
Oh my goodness, this is a shame. This is the reason why I usually remove the rings when I am in the kitchen. I would be upset if a ring slips out of my finger while washing the dishes.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
I am so glad that you found it! I can imagine the panic you've felt over it as well. I once thought I'd lost my engagement ring, it was a cheaper made thing (we had very little money at the time) but I feared I had lost it and went into a panic!
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
This is not a very expensive ring, but it is a gift from my husband I would be very sad to lose it.
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@DianneN (247204)
• United States
6 Jun 16
What a relief to find your ring. I haven't been as lucky.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 16
I am sorry Dianne. I have lost one in the past and several were stolen from our apartments when we still lived in Italy.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 16
@DianneN Yes, that was worse. I am glad that my diamond ring was on my finger when it happened.
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@DianneN (247204)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@LadyDuck I vaguely remember you mentioning the robbery. To me, that is worse! Ugh!!!!
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@JudyEv (329762)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jun 16
I can imagine how worried you were. I lost my engagement ring some years ago but was never able to find it.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
7 Jun 16
I am sorry. I have read that you are not the only one who lost the engagement ring. I almost never wear my engagement ring, only in very special occasions.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
8 Jun 16
@JudyEv I have learned the lesson when my husband has lot his wedding ring. We were at a restaurant (only a few months after our wedding), he went to wash his hands and removed the ring. When he realized it was not on his finger, it was already gone.
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@JudyEv (329762)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Jun 16
@LadyDuck That's probably what I should have done - only wear it for special occasions.
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
why not secure your ring with a safety pin in your clothes if you remove it?
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 16
This is a great idea, thank you for suggesting.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 16
@ridingbet I do not like to wear the rings when washing before I fear that they slip into the sink and from there in the drain.
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
@LadyDuck hope it works for you and others too who remove their rings when washing.
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@shubhu3 (36464)
• New Delhi, India
3 Jun 16
That is a beautiful ring.Take care of her and relax now the ring is being found hehhe.You should be careful while working and removing and keeping the ring at a distance you can find and see easily. :) Enjoy the coffee.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
I have put a small box near the sink, so I can drop my rings there before working in the kitchen. I was scared enough this morning.
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@shubhu3 (36464)
• New Delhi, India
3 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Oh That's a good thing.It happens.It scared me as well.Be more cautious.:)
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• Philippines
3 Jun 16
@LadyDuck good idea!
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@trivia79 (7828)
• El Segundo, California
3 Jun 16
is that a marriage ring?
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
No, it is a ring that my husband bought for me on a Valentine's Day, it has a sentimental meaning.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 16
@trivia79 If I remember well, it was the gift of the 2013.
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@trivia79 (7828)
• El Segundo, California
6 Jun 16
@LadyDuck on what year?
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@tzwrites (4835)
• Romania
3 Jun 16
I can imagine the panic, I do things like that with jewelry and the first fear is always " is it in the garbage?" I even went through all the trash looking for a ring but it was actually in the shower...
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
I do not know why we always think it's gone with the garbage. It is sure that it's a moment of pure panic.
@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
Thank God it was in your apron and not in the garbage bag. I experienced that same kind of forgetfulness many times so I know how it feels lol.
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@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
@LadyDuck That made me think! Maybe it was your guardian angel who placed it there safely as he saw it fell somewhere.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
@salonga You are right, my Guardian Angels is so vigilant, the poor angel has a lot of work.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
I never put anything in that little pocket, I wonder why I have put it there... and when
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@moffittjc (119367)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun 16
So glad that you found your ring! It would have been very upsetting had it fallen in the trash!
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
I was already checking how much I had earned since the Bubblews days to buy a new ring It was a great relief when I found it.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
@moffittjc Yes, the reason of my panic was more about the sentimental value than the real value of the ring. Now I wonder where it is now??? I think I have put it in the box.
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@moffittjc (119367)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Now you can save your online earnings for something else, since you were able to find your ring! I'm just happy you found it! It's nerve-wracking anytime something of value is lost. Especially if there is sentimental value attached to the object.
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@ria1606roy (2797)
• Kolkata, India
3 Jun 16
Yes it is really distressing when a piece of jewellery goes missing. Glad you found it just right! Would have had a heart attack if I couldn't find mine.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
@ria1606roy This is true, it's the "fate".
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
I was near at a heart attack, the falling apron saved my day.
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• Kolkata, India
3 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Sometimes we are saved by the most unexpected event
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@shshiju (10342)
• Cochin, India
3 Jun 16
Great escape and great joy.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
Absolutely, I was already thinking what to say to my husband.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 16
@shshiju As I found the ring, I said nothing, no reason to make him angry.
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@shshiju (10342)
• Cochin, India
6 Jun 16
@LadyDuck ha ha ha did you not say about it to him?
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@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
Can not imagine if it had gone with the garbage. Glad that youfound it ma'am ;)
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
3 Jun 16
I thought it was gone with the garbage, I was so sad and upset, the ring is a St. Valentine's Day gift from my husband.
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@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
@LadyDuck might faint if ever ;(
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@Lucky15 (37346)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
@Marty1 lovely couple they are ;)
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@thelme55 (76652)
• Germany
4 Jun 16
I can relate to that. It happened to me many times. I am glad you have found your ring. Enjoy your Saturday @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
I must be more careful in the kitchen, you made those automatic actions and then you forget. Enjoy your Saturday too, here is pouring.
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@LadyDuck (464101)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
@thelme55 It is still raining here, this is not a good start for June.
@thelme55 (76652)
• Germany
4 Jun 16
@LadyDuck thank you. We have a bright sunny day. I hope it stay long.
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