This morning as I was on my way back home from shopping at Trader Joe’s, I was listening to a radio program in my car that gave me an idea for this blog post. The radio program is hosted by a man and a woman and each day they ask a question for listeners to call in and answer. The question this morning was directed at women. Your boyfriend asks you to marry him and the engagement ring that he presents to you, he gave to another woman whom he loved and proposed to before he met you. Before he proposed to you though, your boyfriend had the ring melted down, redesigned and the diamonds reset into it differently before presenting it to you.
The question is, would you accept the ring or would you be upset that he did not buy you a totally different ring?
All of the women who called in while I was still listening to the radio program said they would not want it because it first belonged to another woman that he made memories with. The female host of the radio program said she would happily take the ring and I agree with her. I would take it too. YES, I would. The way I see it is that the boyfriend had the presence of mind, and took the time and money, to have the melted down, redesigned and reset differently. Therefore, to me the ring is no longer associated with the other woman.
The women callers though were adamant that they would not take the ring and would be insulted. I think that it takes quite a bit of thought, time and money to have a ring melted down and redesigned, which shows me that the guy was only thinking of ME. What I wouldn’t want him to do is take me to the same place that he proposed to the first woman. It had better be a different place…LOL
I will happily say YES as he slips on that beautiful ring that he had redesigned especially for ME. What would you do?