A man is perplexed by his fiancée’s engagement ring prank.
He shared his dilemma on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. He and his fiancée chose a £3,000 ring with a diamond on the smaller side. They both seemed happy with the choice. But when they were going to debut the engagement ring to her family, she had a prank in mind. Instead of showing them the real ring, she wanted to present them with a giant fake diamond instead. The Reddit poster absolutely opposes the idea.
“We picked her ring together, and she chose a smallish, sensible ring for about £3,000,” he wrote. “Well within budget and she seems thrilled with it. We’re going down to see her family for the first time in months. Crucially — for the first time since we got engaged. They haven’t seen the ring yet. Problem happens this morning. She pulls out this ring with an enormous gemstone. I asked her ‘why on earth did you get that?’ She says that it’s to show her family for the grand reveal. Obviously, I’m sat there confused, and she says, ‘it’s just a joke! The ring’s glass, I’ll show them the real ring afterward!'”
The Reddit poster didn’t think the idea was funny at all.
“If she shows them some enormous gem saying it’s a diamond and then going, ‘Hah psyche, this tiny thing is the real ring!’ It’ll just look ridiculous and cheap and stingy in comparison,” he explained. “There’s no other way to look at it in my mind. And now I’m feeling bad, because I didn’t get her a huge hunk of rock that she wouldn’t want to make fun of in front of her family. She thinks I’m being overly sensitive and that I just don’t know her family’s humor. I’ve said that her idea is ridiculous, I am absolutely not letting her do this, and she needs to leave the ring at home.”
Reddit users were not on the fiancée’s side for this one.
“That’s just… cruel! Like pure cruelness on her side!” another person wrote.
“I don’t think she should go forward with this joke,” someone said.
“She is being disrespectful to you by going ahead with it when you’ve made your preference clear,” a person commented.
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