THE LOOP — John Morrison got a shock while he walked to work Friday morning.
Just as the computer engineer climbed down from the Quincy CTA station Downtown, something flitted past his face and bounced before his feet. He bent down and picked up a silver wedding band.
"My first thought was that the person ahead of me had dropped it," Morrison told DNAinfo Friday. "But when I ran up to people and asked if it was theirs, no one had any idea what the heck I was talking about."
He waited a few minutes for someone to come running down from the platform, he said, but no one showed. So he turned to Twitter.
Walking by the Quincy brown line stop a wedding band fell out of the sky in front of me. Unsure what to do with it. pic.twitter.com/LkhyZSr49l— John Morrison (@localcelebrity) February 26, 2016
Twitter, in its snarkiness, had plenty of suggestions — whether to sell it or say, "I do" to the Brown Line.
Morrison reached out to the CTA, he said, and so far no one had come to ask any platform workers about the ring.
He added that he plans to hand it over to the police, but not before trying some of his own social media sleuthing.
He describes the ring as a "simple steel band" with a "speckled shiny finish, giving it a glitter-like texture."
"Is [the ring] yours?" Morrison wrote in an ad he posted to the Lost and Found section of Craigslist. "Tell me the inscription inside, which platform it was dropped by, and in front of which business. I'll also have other questions for the supposed owner in private."
He said the extra steps were there to assure against any false claims of ownership. He followed up with another Twitter post:
The owner of the #QuincySkyRing should tell me which side of the platform it was dropped by, in front of what business, & the inscription.— John Morrison (@localcelebrity) February 26, 2016
No matter what happens, Morrison refuses the temptation to take the Ring From Nowhere as a sign of divine providence.
"Someone made a bad decision or something...I don't know," Morrison said. "I don't look at it as too much of a symbol. You can believe whatever you choose to believe, but that's not me."
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