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Thursday, August 24, 2006
WEDDING RINGS ARE LIKE TOURNIQUETS
Because they cut off your circulation. Old joke. I was reminded of it when I read
Dear Prudence, in Slate.com:
My first marriage was to a man who is a mechanic. He said he wouldn't wear his wedding ring (I found out right after our wedding) because back in high school his shop teacher cut his finger off during shop class when his wedding ring got caught in the saw, or something of that sort. This marriage ended in divorce because, as I found out later, he was sleeping around. Now I am in my second marriage and my husband is an engineer. Shortly after the wedding, he tells me the same thing, he can't wear his wedding ring because his shop teacher in high school had his finger cut off due to his wedding ring getting caught in the saw. I did not think this could happen twice. I have no reason to suspect my current husband, and because of my first marriage I do watch for any red flags. But how many men really don't wear wedding rings because their shop teachers damaged their appendages with one?
Prudie should have done a google/image search before she included this in her answer: [S]ince you feel confident in your second husband, you also know a ring is not a prerequisite for fidelity. After all, Bill Clinton has worn one all his married life.
The first three pictures plainly show Slick without his tourniquet; the fourth picture is his explanation why.
And those aren't the only pictures ...
Dead ringer for Bill not: It looks like the relaxed, roguish painting of Bill Clinton unveiled for the National Portrait Gallery is a little too relaxed - the President who was impeached in a sex scandal has no visible wedding ring.