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    Default Rings are annoying?

    I want to explain why I don't wear a ring. I'm not allergic. It's not prohibited to wear a ring at work. I just don't feel comfortable wearing one.
    What's a common way to explain it? Do you say "rings are annoying"?

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    Default Re: Rings are annoying?

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    I want to explain why I don't wear a ring. I'm not allergic. It's not prohibited to wear a ring at work. I just don't feel comfortable wearing one.
    What's a common way to explain it? Do you say "rings are annoying"?
    I would say "I don't like wearing rings."

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    Default Re: Rings are annoying?

    Thank you.

    There could be some reasons why you don't like wearing rings, so what would you answer if people ask you "Why?" after you tell them "I don't like wearing rings"? I want to know a natural way to say "I just don't feel comfortable wearing one", "I don't like the feeling of wearing a ring on my finger", or "Rings are annoying", or something like that.
    Last edited by herbivorie; 01-Feb-2014 at 09:27. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Rings are annoying?

    not a teacher

    I want to know a natural way to say "I just don't feel comfortable wearing one", "I don't like the feeling of wearing a ring on my finger".

    Something like, "I don't like wearing rings, they annoy me." or "… they don't feel comfortable." seems fine.

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    Default Re: Rings are annoying?

    I don't like how they feel.
    I'm uncomfortable wearing one.

    Don't say "Rings are annoying" or "I don't like rings" because that doesn't seem to be true. It sounds like you like rings on other people, you just don't like wearing them.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Rings are annoying?

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    I want to explain why I don't wear a ring.
    Why? Has somebody asked you? It's nobody's business but your own.

    I don't find it necessary to justify why I haven't got a tattoo or had my tongue pierced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Why? Has somebody asked you? It's nobody's business but your own.
    My wife doesn't wear a wedding ring and has been asked why not. I don't either, but no one's asked me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Why? Has somebody asked you? It's nobody's business but your own.
    Actually, many people have asked me in my life. That often happens in a conversation among girls.
    I don't mean a wedding ring. I mean wearing rings as fashion.

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    If wearing rings for decoration is a cultural norm, then I can understand why people ask you why you choose not to join in. It's still none of their business but when people meet someone who very obviously eschews traditional/cultural norms, people are frequently interested in their reasons.
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    not a teacher

    Many people I know wear rings, I choose not to for reasons that are probably similar to herbivore's. I sometimes wore a ring when I was younger but kept taking it on and off, I found it annoying, which prompted my earlier post. This does not, of course, mean that I find other people wearing rings to be annoying. Over the years a few people have commented on the fact that I don't wear rings and it doesn't bother me at all.

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