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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2007
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    Can't return THIS ring!

    Since most of my co-workers know I'm a beach hunter, I get referrals from time to time when beachgoers lose stuff and call the PD. Today, I contacted a very distraught young lady who wanted me to find her engagement ring she lost in the water less than an hour ago. I told her she was in luck since I had my detector and was planning to hit the beach when my shift ended.

    I asked for the normal info you'd need to start hunting. Here's what she said "We rented a jet ski for an hour, and when I got back my ring was gone from my finger. My fiance doesn't know yet. Please help me!"

    Before I could stop laughing, she started crying uncontrollably. I tried to calm her down, at the same time telling her there was zero chance of her getting that ring back. She kept crying "But you don't understand, I HAVE to get it back!" After several more attempts at common sense, she was still crying, but she finally calmed down to where she was breathing well enough to explain "You don't understand; my fiance and I came to Va Beach yesterday and last night he proposed to me on the beach. I haven't had the ring for a whole day yet!

    I couldn't think of anything to say. Praying for momentary wisdom, I came up with this: "Honey, I know it's hard to see at the moment, but this is a divine test to see whether your fiance is REALLY the guy you should be marrying. She asked what I meant. I said "Go ahead and tell him. If he doesn't kill you, marry him right away." She didn't laugh, but I was rolling on the floor, doing my best sound serious on the phone. Thank God it was a phone call and not a face to face conversation. Does this mean I'm one of those insensitive slobs that women complain about?

    VBDave
    "I'm here for a good time, not a long time..."
    I'm here for a good time, not a long time.

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    vi
    Jan 2007
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    Re: Can't return THIS ring!

    crazy story,i wish her well. maybe you can drag your detector behind a jet ski and see what happens lol.
    Another world inches below us.

  3. #3
    us
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
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    Re: Can't return THIS ring!

    What I do when confronted with these sad stories is question them about everything they had done before they noticed the ring missing. Many times they took it off earlier and forgot about it, or played frisbee on the dry sand. It might not have been lost while on the jet ski at all. By all means take their name and phone number to give them hope at least that you will return it if found. You never know, you might find it.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2004
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    Re: Can't return THIS ring!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    What I do when confronted with these sad stories is question them about everything they had done before they noticed the ring missing. Many times they took it off earlier and forgot about it, or played frisbee on the dry sand. It might not have been lost while on the jet ski at all. By all means take their name and phone number to give them hope at least that you will return it if found. You never know, you might find it.
    The voice of experience and wisdom.I agree completely.

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2008
    Virginia Beach
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    Re: Can't return THIS ring!

    That is a heartbreaking story indeed. I agree however that there is the possability she lost it before going out on the jet ski. Either way, I hope that they manage to get past this hurdle. What doesn't kill ya makes you stronger right?
    It is amazing what men will do for an extra inch.

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    May 2008
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    Re: Can't return THIS ring!

    Thats a crack up Dave! And i am sure you used super human kindness not to bust out laughing on the phone.
    Like said, maybe this IS a pre marriage test for her?.. who knows?..LOL shaka Mikey
    I choose not to sit on my butt.. but to seek my Treasure.. do you?

  7. #7
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
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    Re: Can't return THIS ring!

    well there is a .00001 % chance that she lost in just before or when getting on or off the jet ski and not while flying around on it bouncing like crazy all over the ocean --- PS a great chance to get rid of a ring you got "in stock" $$$$ if its a rather run of the mill type ring

  8. #8

    Jun 2007
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    Re: Can't return THIS ring!

    If I looked for that ring at all,it would be where she got on or off the jet ski,or on the beach area
    in that vicinity.Otherwise,I guess it is a lost cause.Too bad it wasn't fitted better before use.HH joe

 

 

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