A bride-to-be's worst nightmare? Losing the engagement ring. While most engaged gals don't even want to think about misplacing that super meaningful (and often expensive!) bling they're now toting around town, that's exactly what happened to Carissa Wolter of California. And what's one of the worst possible way to lose that sparkler? Flushing it down the toilet. Can you guess how Wolter lost her ring? Yup, that happened.
Earlier this month, Wolter accidentally lost both her engagement ring and a pair of diamond studs to her sewer system, when she flushed a pile of tissues she had forgotten her jewelry was in. Oops. "I never thought I'd be so careless about something so valuable," this unlucky bride-to-be told BuzzFeed. "When I realized what I had done, it seemed unreal." Poor girl! We can definitely feel for Wolter. Just imagine that heart-sinking feeling she had when she realized what had happened. Ugh!
Photo: Carissa Wolter via Instagram
In a total panic, Wolter called her fiancé who was totally a good sport about the whole situation, promising his bride that the ring was just a material object. But Wolter wasn't about to let her precious piece go just like that! "I didn't know how I would get them back but I was determined to, even if I had to dig in the sewer myself," she declared. "My ring means too much to me to just let it go and give up so easily." Hey, if she could pull this off, wedding planning will be a breeze!
After spending the night taking their entire toilet apart with no luck (seriously, this guy sounds like such a trooper!), the couple ended up calling their local sewage company, Jurupa Community Services District, who were happy to help. JCSD ended up crafting a trap within the piping near Wolter's home. And, behold! The much-loved ring was discovered in a nearby sewer! Talk about some pretty fantastic customer service.
JCDS was thrilled with the happy ending to this story, as a representative told ABC News, "A ring like that is very important and we're just happy we were able to do the best to successfully recover it." And naturally, so is Wolter, who promises to keep her engagement bling safely on her finger from now on — after getting it cleaned, of course.