(Closed) Help me with this…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve read tons ot great answers to that question here… but the one that I tend to like the most turns the question around on the asker.  Something like “OMG… are you proposing to FI’s sister??” will change the subject pretty quickly.  or “What an odd question… why do you ask?”  Or a simple, “I’m sorry, we feel like that’s private” should suffice.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally I’d just call him out on his rudeness with a response like “Wow, that’s rude to ask” or “Hey, that’s personal”.  If you’re not comfortable just saying it straight out you could always say it in a joking tone and add a wink.  However it seems like his behavior really bothers you which I can understand.  So if you just put your foot down once, it would stop the behavior.  But that’s just MHO.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Or , if you’re cheeky like me, you could do your best Dr. Evil impression and say

“One MEEEEELION DOLLARS”

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just tell him its the value of your relationship that matters, not the value of the ring. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’d tell him the ring is a lot less than a baby mamma with no commitment, how much is child support these days?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MissNoodles:  I love the dr evil thing…probably will work too lighten the mood

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

The problem with rude people, is they don’t know they’re rude.  You cannot let it bother you, however you are certainly under no obligation to answer, however when he asks how much it coss, I would reply, “Not nearly as much as it’s worth.”  and smile brilliantly!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

A friend’s husband asked me and I said “oh I know, isn’t it pretty?” and ignored the question. He didn’t ask again…people who ask stuff like that know they’re being rude and they want to see if they can get away with it but they don’t usually push the subject if you don’t give in.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You could say, “Are you asking because you’re shopping around?  We can give you some good tips on online shopping or our jewelry store is _______ if you want to go.”  Don’t answer how much it is, just keep emphasizing where to get it.  Say if you want to shop for something similar they come in all sizes for all budgets, be general

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I usually start with “Too much” then if they press I say “Why do you ask?” And if they still won’t stop I lie and say “Actually I don’t know”

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