We've all been there: it didn't seem like a consequential decision, but it ended up being a disaster. In this engaging personal narrative, Kendra describes in painful detail what it's like to go through something like this. Click "Read more" to read her story and then comment below with your thoughts.
One day in the car, I placed a ring on my finger and then later my finger was numb. The whole time I was thinking; why today or any day at all…. That April morning while I rode in the car going to school I decided put a $200 ring on and it wasn’t really easy. Yet, I thought I could just wait and take it off later, but when I got to school my mind was spinning, Will my finger be dead, or numb, my finger is fat and still the ring is not budging.
My morning job is to take the Pre-Ker’s and kindergarteners down to the Anex Building.(The building there classrooms are in.) After the first round my finger was hurting, I could barely feel it, so I went into the art room to see if there was any string. There was string, but I still couldn’t get the ring off of my fat finger. So we tried so many other things to get the ring off like soap, lotion, ice, and even pliers. Nothing worked; not even the pliers. Yes, my mom, that works at my school did know about it, because another teacher fetched her. Yet, this day just happened to be the day of the fourth graders STAAR test, I am pretty sure they were taking the math test, and my mom was someone which tested them so she could not leave. Yet the art teacher didn’t have anything important to do so, she drove me to the fire station to get the ring cut off.
On the drive to the station, I was still sobbing non-stop. I had ice on my finger, trying to forget about it, and that should had been easy because I literally could not feel my finger, but by the time we arrived at the fire station I was a little more calm. We walked in and we told them the whole story. They then got to work. All they did was take a ring cutter and turn a handle to cut the ring.
They had to switch off and on who was holding my finger and who was turning the handle. It took about 20 minutes to get the ring off, and then I got an ice pack, next we got in the car to drive back to school. Once we arrived back at school I went back to my classroom and could not write because I am right handed and my right hand was healling. I finally just went through my day like normal except for the ability to write. This experience taught me that I need to be more careful about what finger I put a ring on!