I DO: rub a gold wedding ring in my eye if I get a sty. Try it, it’s a ripper remedy.
I DO: rub a gold wedding ring in my eye if I get a sty. Try it, it’s a ripper remedy.

Treating a sty with a wedding ring - does it work?

OUR layout girl is a great sport. Her name's Majella and she's from Ireland.

And the other day she let me rub her gold engagement ring in my eye.

Maj was very nice about it. A little rinse under the tap and she was ready to slide it right back on her finger.

That's my type of girl - the kind that's not grossed out easily.

If I liked the ladies, and her man Danny hadn't already made his move, I might just.

See, I could feel a sty brewing on my left eye. And we all know the only cure is a gold wedding ring directly on the problem area.

Maj's band seemed to do the trick.

Though it may be a quick fix - it really should be a wedding ring.

Call me crazy but I truly believe that old wives tale. I grew up with it, thought it was gospel.

If I ever had a sty mum would whip off her own diamond and apply it to my peepers.

A sure-fire fix every single time.

But the majority of the office had never heard of this particular remedy before.

They told me I was insane. And looked on like I was a complete and utter nutter as I polished my lids with Maj's jewels.

I'm also a bit of a 'Bless you' Nazi.

If I sneeze I expect someone to say it. A friend, a colleague, even a complete stranger in the shops.

I say it a ridiculous number of times each day to my buddies at The Observer.

When I told my workmate David Sparkes why he told me flat out I was an idiot.

"So your soul stays in your body and the Devil keeps away…" I trailed off, feeling stupid.

I know it's dumb. I'm generally a fairly rational girl.

But I ain't taking any chances.

I'd love to hear the old wives tales you believe. Email beth.young@gladstoneobserver.com.au.



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