Thursday, August 19, 2010
Shopping Tip No. 132: Use Caution When Trying On Rings
I never went to medical school. So, I won't save someone's life by performing open heart surgery. Nor will I cure cancer.
I never went to law school. So, that means I can't ever represent some innocent victims who've been wronged by a big, nasty corporation and then proceed to win them a ginormo, life-changing settlement.
I do, however, shop.
And I do it enough to know some snappy tricks. I know where the good deals are, how to track down coupon codes, how to hunt for the perfect knockoff of the unobtainable $900-each-hair-plucked-by-hand alpaca/chinchilla blanket coat and just pass along good shopping advice in general. This is how I give back.
Today's nugget of wisdom: Forever XXI rings run really small — exercise extreme caution when trying on. Oh, the tag may say 7, but it's sooooo not a 7.
I nearly had to buy this $3.80 ring and then pay a $50 co-pay at the ER to have it cut off my middle finger. That would have sucked. I was pulling and twisting (and my finger still hurts, by the way) when this nice woman leaned over to me and said, "Just put a little saliva on your finger above the ring. Bend your finger and it'll slide off."
She was right.
So, there ya go. Happy shopping. And I'm not going to tell you that immediately after getting that ring off, I nearly got another one stuck.