Phantom wedding ring
Delta, BC, Canada
A story about the forgotten wedding ring made me laugh. What really made me burst out laughing was because it reminded me of a similar story shared by the late Sunia of Lands Department in Government Buildings in the 1980’s. Sunia is a well known person in Government Building, because wherever he is, people will be laughing because he had the gift of the gab and his humour and facial expression will convince you that he is telling the truth, when in fact he has pulled a fast one from the hip. Suva siders will remember that back in the 70s, a batch of cheap phantom rings flooded the market; this was a silver ring with a skull in front, like the one worn by the Phantom in the comic series.
A relative from the village requested Sunia, because he worked in Government Buildings, to be his witness at his civil marriage at the Birth and Marriage Registrar Office. Sunia said he burst out laughing when the marriage celebrant asked the bridegroom for the wedding ring and he pulled out of his pocket the phantom ring to be worn by the bride. Even the marriage celebrant tried hard to hold back his laughter, but blurted out, “Looks like Phantom is marrying Diana after all!”