Lack of Frugality Bites Me in the Butt

M doesn't like jewelry, especially rings. Particularly diamond rings, which he claims he "hates." For past anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine's he's bought me tons of electronics (and 2 necklaces, which he minds less). I accepted the fact that he would likely never buy me a ring. So, a couple weeks ago I set out to find one for myself (I deserve it, I thought). I did, and it was lovely, with little diamonds in a flower shape and an onyx band encircling.

It arrived yesterday, and I casually showed it to him last night. I could tell he was instantly dismayed. But I was shocked when he said, "why did you buy that? I was going to buy you one for Valentine's! I was excited about it." I told him I would just return it and he continued, "no, now the surprise is ruined!"

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is reason 42743 why I should stop shopping.



Revanche said...

Oh, boys ... doesn't he realize a girl can wear more than one ring?? Had he not blurted that out, unless he bought the exact same one, he would have been fine.

Tsk tsk.

Sunflowers said...

@Revanche: Yeah, that's what I told him!! He knows I normally wear a ring on each hand! He said he was thinking of getting the one I bought (I must've shown the link to him at some point) or an "even better one." :P

I really like the ring I got, but now whenever I look at it, I'll feel bad! SIGH

Shtinkykat said...

I am such a cynical spinster that I wondered whether he blurted that out just to get himself out of buying you a ring. Anyhow, I'd just show him another one. hint, hint.

Sunflowers said...

@Shtinkykat: lol... maybe. :p But he did look really really sad. And he kept saying "now I have no idea what to get you."

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