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“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#21 Jan 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
This twin discussion reminded me of a girl I met in college. She was a twin from some hoity-toity family in Bonn, Germany. Because the family was so hoity-toity, they had to pick an heir when she and her sister were born and they picked her (which of course she hated) but the thing that stuck with me was what they did to signify that she was the heir (and why she couldn't just give the heir-ness to her sister); they put a tiny gold ring on one of her pinky fingers and then broke the finger so the ring would be permanently stuck on her finger.
Fingers grow. That would cut off blood supply and teh finger would get gangrene.

Guys who wear rings and use drill presses get their ingers messed up. ER's have saws they use to cut the rings off.

If you saw the finger and the ring with your own eyes, I will believe you, but if you didn't, I call urban myth.. or a grim fairy tale..

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#22 Jan 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
This twin discussion reminded me of a girl I met in college. She was a twin from some hoity-toity family in Bonn, Germany. Because the family was so hoity-toity, they had to pick an heir when she and her sister were born and they picked her (which of course she hated) but the thing that stuck with me was what they did to signify that she was the heir (and why she couldn't just give the heir-ness to her sister); they put a tiny gold ring on one of her pinky fingers and then broke the finger so the ring would be permanently stuck on her finger.
Are you effing serious?

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#23 Jan 25, 2013
Also, had they never heard of bolt cutters? There's no such thing has a ring being permanently on someone's finger.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#24 Jan 25, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Wow, gotta love those Germans!
(did she still have the ring?)
Yup. I wouldn't have believed her story otherwise.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#25 Jan 25, 2013
I should have explained the ring was in between the 1st and 2nd joints, with the 1st joint being the one closest to the fingernail. And there was a scar from the breaking procedure.

And she couldn't have it taken off without causing major problems, legally speaking, for the family. I thought it was one of the most bizarre things I had ever heard of.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#26 Feb 19, 2013
http://consumerist.com/2013/02/19/mom-claims-...

So, agree withthe manager? That calling the cops would do nothing other than perhaps shut him down for a while?

Or the mom? Who wanted to call the cops?

I agree with the manager. I don't see what the cops could have done. there's no telling where the bag came from. There's no telling if the owner was still there. The cops are not gonna fingerprint everyone looking for a match to the baggie.

And when it gets right down to it, if she's so fired up about calling the cops, she's got a phone.

Is it a crime to not report found drugs and to just dispose of it? Hell, we don't even know for sure what was in the bag.

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