Ring Worm

Story Submitted by Leanne:

Trevor and I were out to dinner on our first date when he pointed to the gold ring with opal inlay that I wore.  He said, "That's a beautiful ring."

I replied, "Thanks.  It was my grandmother's."

"Can I see it?"

I took it off and handed it to him.  He studied it closely and said, "Wow, that's really nice."

I smiled and said, "Thanks."

Then, he pocketed the ring.  He said, "My grandparents were raised in New York, but they both moved out here, by coincidence, in the same year for college.  Two different colleges, though, and—"

"Excuse me," I said, "Can I have my ring back?"

"Don't interrupt," he replied, then continued, "But they met while both at college out here.  My grandmother was the first woman in her family to go to—"

I broke in, "Give me my ring back."

Trevor raised his voice, "Again with the interrupting.  Cut it out."

"Give me my ring."

"What ring?"

I took a deep breath and said, "I'm going to count to three.  If you haven't given me my ring back, then I'm going to scream for the police.  One..."

"What ring?  What the hell are you talking about?"


"Leanne, are you crazy?  I think you should—"


He stood up as if to leave.  I grabbed his wrist with both of my hands and screamed, "Thief!  Thief!  He won't give me back my ring!"

All heads turned to us.  He jammed his hand into his pocket, slammed the ring on the table, ripped his arm away from me and said, "I was going to give it back, you crazy bitch!  What the hell is wrong with you?" and ran off.

I put the ring back on my hand.  The host who had seated us came over and asked, "Is there a problem?"

I replied, "Sorry about that, but no.  There's no problem anymore."

After a phone call to a friend to come and pick me up, I felt a bit less shaken, but proud of myself for standing up to such a blatant, stupid thief.


  1. ^^ I think I speak for many of us when I say "What are you talking about, Churro?!"

    Does anybody know what he's talking about?

  2. ^^ Churro is talking about the lying liars who lie and then try to pretend that they were always going to do the right thing if we had just waited a bit longer. But they lie.

  3. A little over the top, OP, but I'm glad you got your ring back.

  4. Also, did he honestly think that by telling her some long-winded, pointless story about how his grandparents met, she'd be so enthralled that she'd forget about the priceless heirloom he stole?

  5. Nobody's pointing out that OP is "proud of herself" when she was clearly an idiot for taking her ring off and giving it to a stranger in the first place.

    Lesson: If someone asks to see your jewelry in a public place, display it better, but keep it on.

  6. Ari: He would've acted all hurt and sad that she does not trust him..but screw him


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