Monday, May 12, 2008

wire cutters and nose rings

so i decided last night to switch out my nose ring. the one i had in had been in for over a year and the "diamond" had fallen out at least nine months ago. i would have switched it sooner, but putting it in was fairly traumatic, so i didn't really want to go through that again. when i put it in originally justin had to do it for me because it hurt too bad to do it myself. it's basically a stud with a little ball on the end to keep it from coming back out. the only problem is that the ball is bigger than the hole it needs to fit through. last time justin had to shove it through for me. this time i wanted him to pull it out for me. here's how the conversation went:

A: Ok, you're just going to have to pull it out.

J: Why can't you do it?

A: I can't. It hurts too much and I can't hurt myself on purpose.

J: Ok, well how am I supposed to do this.

A: Just pull it. 1,2,3 go, pull hard, fast, just go.

J: I can't, I don't want to hurt you.

A: Just do it, pull fast, come on, go.

J: Is it straight?

A: YES! Just do it! Pull!

J: This isn't working. It sticks out far enough, maybe we could cut it off with wire cutters?


So we got the wire cutters and I decided I wanted to do it myself. Well I couldn't see well enough, so Justin had to do it...

J: Ok, push the stud out from the inside so it sticks out really far.

A: This is freaking me out.

J: It'll be fine. I just want to make sure I'm only cutting the metal and nothing else.

A: Yeah, that would be good.

J: Ok, you ready?

A (with eyes closed): Yes, go!

SNAP! Off it came in two little pieces. Piece of cake. My new one has no ball on the end and is much smaller than the old one. Hallelujah! I think it looks pretty good if I do say so myself. :)


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

That's the coolest story I've heard and a terrific idea. I even told that story at work!

PS. I love the "she said, he said" format.


Terri said...

I know this is an old post, but just reading it today made me laugh my rear end off! (Well, not really, it's still there) :0