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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
A Useless Rock reflects the value of a woman
Whenever a woman gets engaged, all her friends (and enemies) would want to see her ring. A big diamond on the ring is good, a small diamond is bad; A ring purchased from Tiffany's is better than one purchased from the low-end shops like Taka jewellery. Other aspects of the diamond don't really matter because most people won't know anything valuation of diamonds. If the diamond is big or worth a great deal of money, it is assumed that he must have thought she was "worth" spending the money on.
However, her perceived "value" may be affected by how "rich" her fiancee is. Let's consider 2 scenarios.
Rich* man buys a small engagement ring for his girlfriend worth $6,000 which is 1/10 his monthly income of $60,000.
What are you thoughts?
*Let's assume that he's filthy rich by anybody's standards.
Man with average salary spends 2 times his monthly income of $3,000 to buy a $6,000 engagement ring for his girlfriend.
Now, what are you thoughts?
I would think the man #1 is stingy; He thinks that his girlfriend would agree to marry regardless of the size of the ring; He doesn't think she's worthy of receiving an expensive ring. Man #2 "loves" his girlfriend so much that he would work 2 whole months to pay for her ring! But we can also conclude that man #1 is being frugal - it's after all just a useless piece of rock - and man #2 is foolish to spend that much money on a useless piece of rock!
Despite my admission that it's just a useless piece of rock, I am not encouraging men to propose with a pull-tab ring from a drink can like you see in some movie scenes.
My take on this? Seriously speaking, I'd rather be nice to my girl on a daily basis than to buy a huge rock to show my love for her. U noe, make her a nice meal when she's hungry, cheer her up when she's down, listen to her attentively when she talks to u(hold her hand or brush her hair if u can), appreciate the little things she do for u. hug her when she feels cold, a massage when she's exhausted etc etc.
It's the little things that bring out the love, not some carbon which had undergone high pressure for thousands of yrs to become a diamond. N if the girl truly loves u, she wouldn't really mind the size of the rock, but of cos u can't be too stingy la, a girl will owas be a girl. A 0.5carat shd be enuff I guess?? If she reject ur proposal due to the size of the rock, FUCK & DUMP HER!! Haha.. Sorry for being crude.