November 23, 2016
Let me start by saying that I honestly do like my metal wedding ring. I have a tungsten steel ring which serves two main purposes in my life.
1. Pronouncing my devotion to my amazing wife whom I love very much.
2. It can open beer bottles.
I admit, that number 2 is pretty compelling reason to keep it around and a great ice breaker around groups.
Once I started paying attention to how often I was not wearing my ring, I realized how much the ring was not part of my life.
I remove it at the gym.
I remove it before waterskiing. Which I do quite often.
I remove it while I am at my desk, not even knowing I am doing it.
If I work on the car, I remove the ring.
If I need to weld, I remove the ring.
If I wash the car, I remove the ring.
There is a long list that looks more like a honey do list, but you get the idea.
Being a guy, and only as organized as my brain allows for the next 30 seconds, I even had to devise a system to keep track of my ring whenever it is off. I use a series of cheap carabiners conveniently placed everywhere in my life to hold onto my ring.
Before I sound like a bad infomercial, lets be real. My wedding band did not escape to a shrine, never to be seen again. Remember, it can open beer bottles. However now my day starts and ends with a Recon Rings silicone wedding band and it stays on all day long. My carabiners are getting lonely.
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