April 19, 2009

Titanium

When it comes to sucking less, I dislike people that either flat out lie to me or spread fear through rumor and urban myth. Perhaps it's a pet peeve of mine. I encountered this very thing yesterday at a jeweler looking for rings.

The jeweler told me, after I noticed a nice titanium ring, that she wouldn't sell it to me because it was dangerous, and that one of her other customers, a nurse, told her titanium rings cannot be removed in ERs. Furthermore, the patient's finger must be amputated in case of an emergency! This wasn't just rumor, it happened in her ER! The jeweler retold ("second hand") this tale of woe and scared the bejezus out of me and Jo. Wow! Better steer clear of those, I thought.

A quick trip to snopes.com, however, proves her story is complete and utter bullshit. Now I'm a little angry that I already put down a deposit on Jo's band. I can't tell if she meant well and was gullible, or was really trying to steer me away from the less expensive titanium. How would a jeweler not know what tools were necessary to cut the titanium that they sell in their own store?

Anyone else encounter this? Tweet at me and let me know.

Posted by pinkerton at April 19, 2009 9:53 AM | TrackBack