Post # 1
I have one hour for my lunch break so FI and I went to P.F. Changs. We were sitting there outlining some things we want to complete next year for the wedding when a server walks up to the table and says very loudy, “OMG! I saw your ring sparkle from across the room and I had to come see it! It’s so pretty!” I said thank you and she then punched FI in the arm and said “Good job!” ha ha ha ha. We laughed about it the whole time.
Not so great reaction? I ran into my ex’s mother. She never liked me because I wasn’t a white polish girl like she wanted. I wasn’t going to stop and talk to her but she flagged me down. She asked what I was up to. I could see it in her eyes that she was waiting to gloat about her son’s successes after dumping me so I said, “Oh I have just been working and looking to buy a house next year and…” then she goes “What is THAT!” while pointing at my hand. I told her I was engaged and she goes “Hmph…that’s…nice. And then went on to say ex has a wonderful NEW girlfriend that they all LOVE and how she was the top of her graduating high school class.” O_O Ew. Craddle robber?
Okay! What have been strangers reactions to your ring/engagement. I’m sure there are some funny ones!
Post # 3
Okay so guy I work with says, “Whoa. That ish is huge. I can tell you one thing, my gf won’t be getting anything even close to that.” and walks away…AWKWARD. (not to mention my ring isn’t ginormous or anything it’s a carat)
Complete stranger while packaging up my just chopped up chicken, “Wait, don’t move. (I freeze…wth is going on??). OMG Is that a ring on your finger? OMG it is sparkling! OMG I love it! Can I see, give me your hand!!” I go, “Ohhh thank you, yes it is a ring…but you have chicken hands right now!”
Annnnd your ex’s mother is a beastarama.
Post # 4
My ring is on the larger side for where I am from (it’s not really large by any stretch of the imagination, either!) but at the hotel I worked at, some girl came in and applied for a job. She saw my ring and said “That’s really pretty, is it fake?” LOL.
Post # 5
@Saeliz: chicken hands!!!! ha ha ha ha ha!
@Linz1231: I would have been like no! And then ripped up her application.
Post # 6
Not a stranger but my boss and I were in a meeting and he kept staring at my ring. He said “Don’t let Becky (his wife) see that or else she’ll be bitching that she needs a bigger ring”. This made me smile!
Post # 7
My gyno (who I met a grand total of 2 times now) hugged me today and kepy cooing over the ring. I’m sorry, you inspect down there, please don’t hug me, it’s awkward.
One of the benefits of being short is that people often don’t see my small monkey hands. I love my ring, I don’t like strangers grabbing my hand to stare at it.
Post # 8
omg your ex’s mother is psycho.
I had an attorney who I just met pretty much yell so everyone in the courtroom can hear “omg that ring is huge”. “thanks” and the he says even louder “well, i got my wife a really nice one too you know”. ummmm ok?
Also the other day at was at the salon getting my hair done. this was the first time i was seeing my stylist since the engagement. she oohed and aahed over my ring and yelled that it was the phatest ring she’s every seen. THEN while i was waiting for the dye to do it’s thing, she sent LITERALLY every person in the salon to come look at it. awkward!
Post # 9
I have strangers grab my hand and gush all the time- especially at the grocery store or in restaurants. I love it!
Post # 10
I’ve had a few really funny comments, mostly from complete strangers. The most humorous was the cashier at the supermarket who told me she needed “sunglasses for that thing.”
Post # 11
My MoH and I were talking once outside on a sunny day about the ring & I had just finished saying “Oh, it’s not really that big” and I gestured with my hands as I said it.
She blinked & went; “Considering you just BLINDED ME, I’d say its plenty big enough!!”
So funny. 🙂
Post # 13
I had put my hand on the counter the other day to take a man’s order, he noticeed my ring and said, “Wow, you must have a husband that really loves you to buy you such a large sparkly ring!!”
I didn’t really know what to say, as I do love it and to me it’s huge but I know that in the ring world it’s not that big so it was word.
Post # 14
Shortly after my engagement my boss decided to tell all of our clients about my “huge” engagement ring. It is large, but I don’t see the need to tell everyone this. BUT.. the weirdest reaction was one of our clients in CA decided to call me directly and ask me if I would send her a picture of it. Uuuummm, no. That’s weird lady.
@UpstateCait: Too funny! The guys I work with are constantly telling me that under no circumstance am I allowed to let their wives/girlfriends see my ring!
Post # 15
I started a brand new teaching job and while many co-workers have commented on how beautiful my ring is, the special ed director told me that one of her para’s said that I must be really rich to wear a ring like this. Uncomfortable!
Post # 16
ugh this is so funny that you post this bc this guy grabbed my hand in the bar tonight!!! i was out with my bestie for dinner and drinks and were sitting up at the bar and this guy (we was pretty nice after i talked to him for a second… but still…. oh and it prolly helps to mention that he was gay – hence his love for my bling lol) he grabbed my hand and says to his friend “omg look at this! isnt her ring beautiful!!” random…. and i was kinda in shock and just looked at my friend like who the heck is this crazy guy! lol!