I just got a phone call from my

@ersmommy1 (12596)
United States
February 5, 2008 11:39am CST
husband. It started with hello honey, you are going to be upset. This is never good. So I asked did you wreck the car? No. Are you hurt or bleeding? NO. Did you lose your job? NO. Then what is the matter. He "says one of the diamonds in my wedding ring fell out. Don't know when or where it is"That's it. Something replaceable! Something that won't effect his health or our income. Has this ever happend to you? I am not mad about the diamond. But he could have just said it!
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@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
5 Feb 08
The diamond was probably very expensive and he thought that since you gave him the ring on your wedding day that you might be a little upset that he lost a diamond out of it...and he probably just wanted to try and soften the blow or something like that...because some women would have been upset because they did give that to their husband on their wedding day and that is suppose to be a promise that you will always be together...so some women would have been upset and he might have thought you would have been!
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• United States
10 Feb 08
Of course, a cunning husband could have just fixed the ring without ever telling his wife. Hrm.. now, that's an idea.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Some people are just really good at beating around the bush. I am guessing from the way he started the conversation he thought you were going to be upset. Either that or he was just trying to mess with you.
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• United States
10 Feb 08
Now, why would someone want to 'mess with' their wife? I mean, really, that just results in lots of yelling. Puts on saintly halo.
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I guess he was afraid you were going to be more upset than you were! At least he wasn't hurt or unemployed! I lost the diamond out of my ring and had it replaced with a CZ. It's just a symbol, and easily replaced, as you noted.
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@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
10 Feb 08
I think it is kind of sweet actually. The ring evendently means alot to him and he was hurt that something had happend to it. He could have done it in a better way though.
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
6 Feb 08
My daughter and granddaughter. - daughter and granddaughter
My daughter knows how much I worry about my granddaughter (her daughter) but when the smallest thing goes wrong she always starts her conversation with something like "Mom, your going to be upset..." and it's usually something like she lost something I gave her she bring my granddaughter over that weekend. Those things don't get me upset...they bother me but I don't get upset. So many people have quite a dramatic side to them don't they?
• United States
6 Feb 08
I had to laugh as I read this because my husband has a somewhat annoying tendency at times to over-react and exaggerate. He called me the other day to say "I'm apologizing ahead of time, because you're going to be very mad at me when I get home". I'm thinking he quit, or wrecked the truck (he's a OTR truck driver), or overdrew the bank account or something like that. No, he got diesel fuel all over a pair of his pants, and he thought I would be mad because I have to wash them.
• United States
5 Feb 08
Oh, it's sweet! I know it's alarming, but at least he told you, right?
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Oh, I agree, just cut to the chase. What happened was not even close to a disaster and a diamond can easily be replaced. He obviously thought that you would be upset. Cut him a little slack, he could have done a lot worse things.
• United States
10 Feb 08
Hrm.. no men responding to this? Well, I'll stand up for the men. First, it might be nice to prepare people for something. If he were to say casually, "the ring lost a diamond today" in the middle of other conversation, it doesn't seem like the ring is important to him. Therefore, he would be criticized for the trivial way he treated damage to the symbol of your marriage. A ring might be considered irreplaceable by some people. You can get another ring, but you can never restore the lost part of the ring. The part that was actually at your wedding when you said your vows. To me, that's kind of special. Like it was blessed or something. For instance, if you had the first baby footprint preserved in plaster and lost it, would it really be 'replaced' if broken? You could put your teenager's foot in plaster, but it wouldn't really be 'replaced.'