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Post # 47
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@gramgeek:  It is ridiculous. I don’t think that anyone would actually complain because everyone seems to think that being in the lab is a waste of time. But, I guess they don’t realize when you are in pharmacy, a big part of your job is making and preparing medication, which is what this whole class was supposed to be about. It’s a small school, and this particular teacher is good friends with the dean, so I’m not sure what would be done. Luckily, (or maybe not) this class is over on Tuesday and perhaps someone else will be more willing to actually let us get ready for the jobs we are training for. 

Post # 48
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Right now my biggest problem is my family. I hate disappointing my family but at the same time I’m just not sure I can take being at school anymore! I got an email from my advisor on Monday saying I would have to retake basic chemistry either this summer or next fall, so instead of doing that, I decided to switch majors and check out the community college in my hometown (this is after a year at university). Well, that was all well and good until I told my mom that I wanted to stay with my Fiance because he lives closer to the campus so I wouldn’t be spending $15/week for buses out there. That’s when shit hit the fan.

Along with that, my grandma is being suspiciously nice about the whole engagement-at-18 thing. She’s taking my Fiance and I out to lunch on Friday and it just makes me nervous. :/

Plus I told my mom something I shouldn’t have about my Fiance so now she’s on my case about that. I guess my whole family dynamic is effed up at this point.

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Im sick to death of arguing about when hes going to propose and him saying he wont do it because im asking or because i want to. I ask if HE wants to he says yes i say why does it matter if i want it too? surely that should make him eager to do it because he knows ill say yes! I feel like im walking on eggshells atm, i love watching dont tell the bride and one born every minute but he sighs and leaves the room so im not watching them any more, i dont bring up marriage i dont talk about anything i want to becase it makes him annoyed at me. Im sick to death of this and if he doesnt pull his finger out soon i will be taking my son and leaving him. I should not and will not put up with somebody who treats me like an inconvenience!! 

 

that sure felt good to write down and i know hes a good man and he does want the same as me but my god he gets on my nerves when he wont even discuss things and it makes me nervous to talk about it with him.

Post # 50
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@sapphirecupcake:  πŸ™  I am so sorry hon.  Waiting is so frustrating…  I remember we would have massive blowouts because I’d be filling out a form and when I got to “spouse information” I’d cry, or get sad, you get the picture. 

Men like to plan these things and spring it on us when we least expect it.  Think about it, if you were plotting a surprise party for your mom and she kept asking you about details, when it was, etc.  you’d get upset and probably not want to go through with it wither, right?  But if she didn’t say a word, even if she suspected, and it all went off to plan without a hitch, you’d feel pretty awesome that you did something for someone you love so much.

Trust me, I was unbelievably frustrated, then once I backed off (for the most part) it happened and I was 100% caught off guard. *hugs*

Post # 51
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Newbee

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@wrkbrk:  http://rockdiamond.com/index.php/jewelry/ring–100ct-oval-w33ctw-tapered-baguettes-special

 

My SO called the guy back and he said he could make something similar but because the page is almost a year old in order to stay in the same price range the center stone will have to be smaller or my SO will just have to pay more. 

I don’t want to sound materialistic, but I view an engagement ring as a reflection of the person who put the ring on your finger. . .  and I’m kind of hoping SO pays a little more. . . .

Post # 52
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@sellison27:  That’s gorg!! But I dont think you necessarily need to stick to one vendor. I think the ring style is simple enough that you can find it multiple places, or have it made multiple places, even with getting an oval diamond on blue nile … then you would have LOTS of choices for center stones that fit within your budget!

Post # 53
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Newbee

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@wrkbrk:  I looked at blue nile. They do have a lot of diamonds, but the issue I keep running into is that SO is only willing to spend around 3k right away. She gave me the option of having a “starter ring” and upgrading at a later point, but I’m too nostalgic for that sort of thing. Buying the ring already made cuts a lot of the cost, and the vendor, the same guy who owns Diamonds By Lauren seems to have a slightly lower cost on his diamonds (I think because he is in New York’s diamond district and some of his stones aren’t GIA certified). I also have the option of waiting until my SO feels financially capable of paying more. However, she is in her forties, owns a home, has multiple assets, and a pretty large savings. So I’m not sure when that day will ever be.  I know it’s not about the money she spends, if she could find the perfect ring at a garage sale for $5 I would gladly wear it. It’s just really hard trying to find that ring within the price range given. So. . . . maybe this turned into a new day’s vent. Sorry for that πŸ™

 

Post # 54
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@sellison27:  Haha no worries! I understand! I have never had anything custom made, but other bees swear it’s NOT more expensive than an already made piece. I don’t know for sure. If I were in your position, I would get that ring that you love with a smaller center stone. What is your finger size? Any three stone with a center of .5 and up looks great, imo. I was in a similar position as you — my Girlfriend is established in her career, owns a nice car and a house, etc., but doesnt have like … $25,000 in savings sitting around! So we decided on a small ring budget ($2k). I got to cheat a little because I ended up using her grandmother’s stone and spent all the money on a setting, but it’s not a carat and I think it looks great! You can definitely get a “forever” ring in that budget. One last thought: maybe if you would be willing to forgo a wedding band, she would spend that extra $$ on the e-ring?

Post # 55
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Newbee

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@wrkbrk:  Sorry I’m just trolling WB today like a creeper! I actually started a thread about this. My ring size is well, I think I’m technically a 5.25 but I wear a 5.5. The 1ct. thing is more for her pride than my own requirement. However, she is a hell of a catch and I kind of want the world to know that when they see my ring if that makes sense. . . Also, I’ve sort of already picked out our wedding bands – I really love these “fingerprint” bands they sell on etsy with a traditional milgrain outside and a fingerprint on the inside. And they’re only like $300 so not too bad. I don’t know. She has pretty close to the amount you mentioned sitting in her savings and while I have no right to her money part of me just wants to be like, “sweetheart, can you please just spend a little more so we can both be perfectly happy with the ring forever and ever?” But I really do want to be the resourceful Girlfriend who can find a ring that’s NOT a compromise in that budget too. 

 

Okay. You really don’t have to keep replying to me if you don’t want to. I’m jealous you got to use an heirloom stone. I think the significance of that would totally make up for any of the other “surface” requirements most women think about when buying a stone, like carat size. And congratulations πŸ™‚

Post # 56
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@sellison27:  Hahaha totally not a creeper πŸ™‚ I’m heading to the airport so may not be on til tomorrow but I just looked up your other thread. UNder these circukstances … I’d honestly just plain out ask her to raise the budget a little to get THAT ring that you love from DbL with the price increase — what would it be, maybe 5k? Not much more in the long run!! Also still totally reasonable under your circumstances! Would she consider letting you chip in? Maybe bring it up that way … likely she will say no, I’ll just pay the difference πŸ˜‰ Keep me posted!

Um LOL and sorry to the OP for a total thread jack …

Post # 57
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Worker bee

I am agonizing over whether to go to a friend’s wedding or not.  She’s having 50ish guests travel halfway across the country, and she is starting to get a bit bridezilla-y about the whole thing.  πŸ™  Plus, I only get a week of vacation every year, and I feel like we haven’t had a very solid friendship in a few years…  Also, I posted a long, whiny thread about it and no one seems to want to comment.

 

Also, I feel like I have been waiting forever!  And I’ve only “officially” (however official you can make waiting) been waiting for 6 months.  Meh.

 

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

So imagine me standing outside in a large open space with my arms outstretched and screaming upwards into the sky…

 

 

 

I hate you, Diet!!! I’m starving and grumpy and want to eat all the breads!!! I know it’s better for me in the long run, and this is a necessary adjustment period. I KNOW THIS. However, it doesn’t stop me from hating you and wishing that you were a real person so that I could yell this in your face instead of into the universe!

 

 

 

Thank you for listening. (ETA better spacing. Because I also hate you, WB Paragraph Glitch. Oh, I hate the glitch, not the people working on it. That’s separate.)

 

Post # 59
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I bought a beautiful blouse at Kohl’s yesterday. Now I always examine items before I purchase them. So I go & look at it now to take it out for later, and there’s a mark by the collar! Grr! I hate returning things!

 

Post # 60
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@Cady:  Haha. like, everyday. twice a day. #roadrage. 

Soooooo, my rant today is kinda pointless but here goes. 

I am surrounded by three men at work (as in my cube is in the corner of a four cube square) and they make it a point to always talk about stupid things i dont care about. And then, when they’re done they decide to make fun of me – in a non harrassing matter but because I am usually (some days) very friendly they think i’m a good sport ALL THE FREAKING time. I just want them all to stfu and understand that just because i say certain words wrong sometimes ( english is my third language!) does not give you the right to make fun of me for like 10 minutes straight. 

Ugh.

End rant. 

Post # 61
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@HappilyEverAfter54:  Has your hearing been tested lately? During a physical, I mentioned to my doctor that I was constantly hearing a low noise in my ears and he sent me for testing. Turns out I have hearing loss in both ears! They said the white noise is a phenomenon of the brain — it “needs” to hear noise so when your hearing is diminished, it creates phantom noise. I don’t exactly get it, but I did read up and it’s a real thing. So… get your hearing checked when you have time!

And my rant of the day is people who come on here and ask “is my 3 ct ring too small?” I don’t care what size your finger is or what part of the country you’re from. 3 ct is not small and if you think it is, you really REALLY need to go work in a soup kitchen or homeless shelter to regain a modicum of perspective.

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