Spinoff: What is the craziest thing someone has done to get an engagement ring?
With the other thread talking about people waiting for rings, I thought of the craziest engagement fiasco ever. IMO, anyway. Not about me, but someone I was very close friends with. After the story you will come to understand why we are not friends.
They had been dating coming up on two years. All long distance. She is young, 23ish at the time. All we heard about for months was how he better be planning something. One day we were at work and asked what she was up to that weekend. her reply, "going ring shopping". I thought, "wonderful he asked". Turns out, not so much. She took her keeping up the the Jonses friend to pick out her ring. You know, so he knew exactly what to get. Now, I have no issue with getting what you want and giving them guidance on it. Heck, even them asking without one and picking it out together. But to have not asked, to have not talked about it, and to refuse to tell him she was going to do that. (Until she had it priced, pictures and such.)
It gets better. They had a huge fight about him asking her and it came down to her telling him if she didn't have a ring by X date, they were done. She wasn't kidding.
The day he asked her she was out with a friend and she was suspicious but he did enough to throw her off because she spent most of the day calling me to tell me how mad she was and that he wasn't going to ask her and how they were "so done".
She came home to a well thought out proposal. Of course she gushed and acted like she was clueless. And, that ring, OMG how did he know.
The wedding planning...dear lord. I see some of her talkings about it on FB and she will try to talk to me about it here and there. All about her and the wedding. Not the marriage. (Honestly, I don't think she even likes him all that much, I think she just wants the ring and wedding and the status.) She is just a down right brat bridezilla and even calls herself that. OH, and she had to upgrade her apartment from a 2 bedroom to a 3 so they had more space because she didn't want to feel "trapped" in a small apartment with him. I am sure I sound like a judgmental witch, but it really is that awful. I feel so bad for the guy but I guess he knows what he is getting into.