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yah, honestly guys aren't made of money like seriously. at least he made the effort to get them for you. and think about it, he obviously knew 15 dollar earrings aret the most meaningful gift so at least he made the effort to make you feel better about it.

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Yeah OP should be more great full for getting earrings. Guys don't have secret money trees or anything. FHL that you weren't very great full about his still thoughtful gift.

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No one looked at op's name? "no ring for me"? She thought se was being proposed to, not to get earrings.. Especially if they have been an item for a while. I understand why she felt iffy if se exapected a ring and got earrings instead. Would still be happy for the earrings though..

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107, she wasn't being "greedy". if he gave her the same gift in a normal box, she would have been perfectly happy and grateful. but imagine what she's thinking: "oh my god, he's pulling out a TIFFANY box! It must be an engagement ring! (sobs hysterically) oh, its just a pair of 15$ earrings. it wasnt that the earrings were insufficient, its just he mislead her with the assumption that she was about to get a engagement ring, and it would almost seem insulting that he tricked her like that, especially since she got so emotional

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She's only talking about it because she thought he was proposing and got excited, only to be completely wrong. Honestly, no need to call people nasty things.

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108, he did not mislead her, she jumped to conclusions. The only way he would have mislead her would be if he dropped to one knee pulled out the box and opened it to present the earrings.

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Actually... You got it wrong I think. I think she was crying BECAUSE it might have been a ring from Tiffany's. And when she found out it was only a box, she was kind of disappointed.

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218- I would go into start crying and go into hysterics for an original Xbox in perfect condition. The only console you can play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on.

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I don't think she's complaining that the earrings were only $15, I think the problem here was that she thought he was going to propose, and felt tricked by the Tiffany's box.

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24: Where's the evidence that the BF is selfish? That he only spent $15 on jewelry for the OP today? OTOH, the OP is the kind of person who "(goes) into hysterics" at the sight of a jewelry box. Maybe the OP's BF is wise for not proposing.

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Yea he doesn't have the means to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on Tiffany's jewelery but buys her a thoughtful gift anyway and tries to make it look a little nicer by getting a nice box, poor OP her life must be terrible.

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I was actually under the impression that a big part of OP's reason for considering this an FML was that she was embarrassed for making a big display over the gift when it wasn't really anything to start crying over. Because it was Tiffany, she was probably expecting a going steady or engagement piece. The fact that it WASN'T a commitment piece was what got her down, NOT solely the fact that the jewelry itself was 15 bucks.

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20, She certainly could ask him. But when was the last time you saw an engagement ring for men advertised? Hey, there's an idea! Let guys wear those attractive but often unpractical things on the third finger of their left hand for the rest of their lives. In addition to the wedding ring, which is often given by bride to groom. Then you could get the swag, too! Hey, FML guys: would you want an engagement ring? Would you want to be expected to wear it?

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96, I stand corrected! Wow, men really can get engagement swag! That'll teach me to assume first and google second. jsfromga, would you wear one? Or, do you already?

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151, No apology required. This is FML, and a bit of snark can get a point across well. Very to sorry about your situation; this FML must be like a sore tooth. Best of luck in getting through it all. Re the FML, it says to me that she is likely a traditionalist and wanting the "ask," of which a ring is the symbol of both commitment and the man's ability to provide for the woman. As for retrogressive: there is a lot of that going around. After the non-engagement-ring fiasco, she likely felt embarrassed, foolish, and angry (hence FML). Emotionally cooling down and talking it out might need to come first, then with it a sincere thanks for the earrings. Me? I proposed to a guy, sans ring. He declined but later proposed to me, offering ring. I just wanted to skip the whole ring business. We settled on wedding rings for both. He was the more traditional one; culture clash was a big part of why we didn't marry.

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Apprehension, doubt, and guilt are likely in the stew the poster and her boyfriend are in. Poster and her boyfriend had a big clash of expectations. Things often seem to be the tangibles on which emotions are laid and played out. I value FML not just for the laughs, but for how the fun can mix with thoughtful differing perspectives. It's the human comedy. Sometimes it is easier to hear things from strangers (and say things to them) than those close to us. Sometimes we can't clarify for ourselves what we are thinking until it comes out of our mouth (or fingers). Why it's great when posters come back and comment in their own posts.

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I understand being upset about thinking he was going to propose, but I don't get people's obsession with expensive jewelry. A guy could get me a ring from a vending machine and I would marry him if I loved him.

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OP you stop bitching at least he tried and bought you something. He even bothered to look for a tiffany box. Now appreciate him and maybe one day he'll propose to you.

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