- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
so i grew up in a quite affluent area. my family was far from rich, but most of the families in town had boatloads of money. i grew up with mostly kids who got cars for their sixteenth birthday, and who had huge 18th birthday parties and graduation parties, and who basically were spoiled beyond rotten.
most of them grew up and started their own lives. they either realized that mommy and daddy weren’t going to support them for the rest of their lives and that they had to grow up eventually, or they married someone equally as well off and live comfortably in a big old house. it’s just how things are where i grew up.
and then there are the people who are still as shallow as they ever were.
one of the girls i grew up with has been dating someone for a little over a year. the entire time they’ve been together, she’s been posting on facebook how she can’t believe how many people have been getting engaged, and hates that he won’t propose. well, apparently they went on vacation a week ago, and he proposed.
and she said no. wanna know why?
because the diamond wasn’t big enough.
yep. she posted photos of it, and it wasn’t big enough. the caption said something along the lines of “he asked with a 1.5 carat. i wanted at least 2. and he knew it! can you believe he tried to give me this?” (she got so much flack in the comments of the photo that she took it down)
the ring was gorgeous. gorgeous diamond, on a split pave band, with rose gold accents. it looked incredible. i don’t even want to know how much he spent on it (he works, she’s got a degree in something, but hasn’t worked a day in her life). i guess he said he’ll get her a bigger diamond soon, so she’s “engaged”, but refuses to wear the ring until the diamond is replaced with something up to her standards.
i just. i have no words. i want to be like, “you spoiled brat, get over yourself.” i sometimes can’t believe people like this exist. she’s not the only one. i’ve seen a number of girls i grew up with turn down a proposal cause it wasn’t fancy enough, or because the ring wasn’t what they wanted.
are people really that shallow and materialistic? or is it just the crazies where i grew up?