A 61 year old woman who thought she stumbled upon a vintage bottle stopper got a huge surprise when she found the “stopper” wasn’t for putting into a bottle.
61-Year-Old Woman Seeking Expert Advice On 'Vintage Bottle Stopper' Mortified To Learn What It Actually Is
A churchgoer who seeked help to identify what she believed to be a 'vintage bottle stopper' was left saying there 'isn't enough soap' after being told exactly what it was.
The only thing she could think of it being beside a stopper for a decanter was a chess piece.
A woman, known only as Jane, posted images of the unknown item to a glass collector Facebook group asking for help, after it was discovered washed up in a garden following a heavy storm.
The 61-year-old Jane wrote: "Got a friend of my sister that came across a solid glass piece. Since she can't figure it out she reached out to me and now I'm reaching out to all of you!
"Hoping to get an idea of what it is. Only thing coming to mind is either a bottle stopper for a decanter or possibly a chess piece.
"4.5 inches tall, 1.5 diameter at fat part and 1.75 at base. No significant scratches anywhere does look to have reflective gold coating on it."
Some were quick to recognise exactly what the 'treasure' was. One broke it to Jane as gently as possible, replying: "It's a stopper... just not for a bottle."
Jane, from Indiana, discovered her sister was now in the possession of a sex toy, after reading some more explicit comments.
She updated the post to say: "I am thankful I know nothing of this 'world' that uses products such as this and quite frankly, I don't want to know.
"Well my sister and I are both cracking up! But the fact she picked it up and handled it... I don't think there's enough soap to wash away that image."
The post gathered so much attention the moderator had to disable comments simply to keep up. Both Jane and her sister were 'cracking up' at the comments the post received.
Messages included one which said: "So are we calling this a** glass?"
A second advised: "It's a stopper alright, but think orifice not bottle."
Another seemed to poke fun at poor Jane's suggestion it was part of a chess set, writing: "Looks like she found a knight. Maybe the others will turn up soon. It's a shame when a set gets split apart."
Jane, her sister and their friend stayed anonymous as they are all very active members of their churches and didn't want to risk harming their reputations.
Some questioned the credibility of the post and whether it was a prank, commenting: "YOOOOO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. I hope this post isn't for real but you gotta love the detail they went through."
Jane replied to say it was very real and 'the three of us have clearly lived sheltered lives' and the trio had never seen one before.
She added: "Now that we all know what it is, we have thoroughly washed our hands (even though two of us never touched it) and are having a good laugh at the education we just got.
"My sister is very religious and so is her friend and quite frankly none of us knew what it was. Her friend is now horrified!"