Photo by: Pete Wilgoren

Help! I Lost My Wedding Ring

Photo by: Pete Wilgoren



I was eating one (sleeve) of my favorite cookies, those delicious Vienna Fingers with the cream in the middle, when I first noticed it was missing. Panic set in.

Holy crap.

WHERE was my wedding ring?

I searched high.
I searched low.
I searched the inside trash.
I searched the outside trash.
I searched the hamper.
I searched the washer & dryer
I searched the bureaus.
I searched the bathroom.
I searched the drains.
I searched the bed.
I searched behind the bed.
I searched the radiators.
I searched the kitchen.
I searched the dishwasher.
I even searched the fridge.

I confessed to my wife I had lost the ring. It’s the one thing you’re never supposed to lose and it was gone.

The search continued.

I searched the car.
I searched the cracks between the seats.
I searched the glove compartment.
I searched the trunk.
I searched all around my job.
I searched my office.
I searched the space behind my desk.
I searched the bathroom at work.
I searched spots on the way to work.

WHERE was my wedding ring?

Days went by.
More days went by.
I began searching places again.

I searched the inside trash.
I searched the outside trash.
I searched the washer & dryer.
I searched the bureaus.
I searched the bathroom.
I searched the bed.
I searched behind the bed.
I searched the kitchen.
I searched the dishwasher.
I even searched the fridge. Again.

WHERE was my wedding ring?

More days went by. Days turned into weeks.

HOW did I lose it?

WHERE did I lose it?

A sense of doom set in. I just knew it was gone. So I went to drown my sorrows in my favorite cookies. I grabbed the tray of Vienna Fingers and sat down on the couch. Those delicious cookies. I dragged open the plastic to grab a cookie and my ring popped out from the tray.

Right there. All along.

Dear god. I put the ring back on my finger with a satisfied sigh of relief. I finished off the rest of the cookies.


*this is a true story and yes I’m still married… I’m surprised too



Pete Wilgoren is a TV journalist by day and a doting dad the rest of the time. He is surrounded by a wife and two girls… and a dog named Cupcake. He has also won numerous Emmy awards for his work in TV news. Pete’s kids are glad to use the Emmys to hang their swim goggles on. You can follow Pete on his blog, Dadmissions, and/or visit him on Facebook, and also read his work on Huffington post

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