(Closed) blowing off some steam

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
36 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree, people are strange. I also have been asked how much he spent, and I always just say, "I dont’ know, it was a gift!"

Post # 18
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

people are really strange. and i’ve gotten every question in the book… how many carats? how much in total weight? yada yada yada. the best one i got was, "is that REAL?" CRAZY!!!

but here’s some advice my sister gave me… laugh and joke about it. when someone asks you "how many carats?" or "how big is it?" just respond with, "smaller than an ice rink!" it makes me laugh just thinking about it now. hehe.

but honestly, it works and for the most part, it gets people off your back and they get the picture. there will still be a few people that won’t take those kind of answers… but don’t let them get to you. some people are just plain tactless!


Post # 19
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

When people compliment my ring (and probe for info), I usually smile and say, "I don’t know, but doesn’t it make my butt look smaller?"  They usually get the hint that I’m not about to pull out an GIA certificate for them to examine.  And we get a laugh and neither person feels awkward.

Post # 20
122 posts
Blushing bee

People say the STRANGEST things about rings.  When a friend of mine from high school, who I hadn’t sen in a while, saw my ring he said, ‘So are you guys like, rich now or what?’  Family friends of my fiance (they live in a very different area of the country) just stared and looked all shocked and called others over to look but no one actually said it was nice or anything resembling a compliment.  I adore my ring but I think it is on the average side of size.  It is good quality and I think it is beautiful but I never expected the kind of reactions I get!

Post # 21
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ready2bmrsd: HA! Love your response! I will have to remember that!

 Some people just have not been brought up in such a way as to know that it is not okay to ask such personal things. This is not an excuse–it’s just sad. I’d just say be thankful you know better and use some humor to diffuse the situation. Maybe later they’ll reflect on what they say and realize they may have been out of line. 

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