Wedding ring public works reunited with owner nine years later.
When you flush an object down the toilet, it doesn’t disappear into a watery wonderworld but instead goes into a sewer. However, the chances of someone stumbling upon the object are very slim.
But some people are lucky, very lucky.
A woman from New Jersey found her wedding ring in a sewer nine years after she accidentally flushed it down the toilet. Sixty-year-old Paula Stanton was shocked when officials from the local public works department informed her they had found the diamond ring.
She had dropped her diamond-encrusted ring down the toilet while cleaning the bathroom in 2009. It was her 20th-anniversary ring.
“I was cleaning and knew I must have flushed it down. I felt so bad about it. Sad and embarrassed,” Paula told the Press of Atlantic City.
After losing the ring, Paula had informed her husband. He got her a replacement that looked exactly like the one she had lost and jokingly told her, “hold onto this one”, reported Insider.
Paula reached out to New Jersey’s Public Works Department two years ago with the hope of finding her lost ring. She even asked Crew chief Ted Gogol is he had ever stumbled upon the ring.
“She had this look on her face while she was telling me about it that said. I told her really nicely that the chances of us finding it … well, just in passing, we’d keep an eye out for it, ” Gogol told the Press of Atlantic City.
But when Paula and her husband returned to New Jersey for this year’s Thanksgiving, they received a note from the Public Works Department, informing them the ring was found.
When the department showed Paula the ring, she was able to identify it by the initials engraved on the inside.
“Everyone was in a state of shock. I was hugging him and crying,” Paula said.