Just after Valentine’s Day as I was on my way to work I was listening to the Steve Harvey morning show. Since it was the day after Valentine’s Day the show was taking calls and finding out what people got and if what they got was good enough for them to put out. As they show was getting really good, a woman called in and said her man bought her a ring.
Now you would think if a woman got an engagement ring for Valentine’s Day she’d still be in bed with the lucky gentlemen at 7:20 the following morning, but as this lady went on to explain this was not just a regular ring. Apparently, this man gave her a ring that wasn’t a promise ring and wasn’t an engagement ring. Now, I am sitting in the car completely enthralled by this conversation… I was kinda wondering why she was taking this foolishness.
I’m sure someone out there is wondering what I could be mean that and here’s what I’m trying to say: I been with you enough time for you to spend nice money buying me a ring but it can’t be an engagement ring? So essentially what he just did was give her a pacifier. She’s a hungry baby and he doesn’t have time to fully fix her a bottle so he just figures that this will tide her over until he can put some water in a bottle (the diamond necklace for her birthday) and now she’ll likely never get that Tiffany solitaire.
This all goes back to the whole thing of you stand for what you tolerate. To me, this woman is tolerating pure foolishness and is allowing this man to complete disrespect her and her feelings. How can you sit there on national radio and admit that you don’t so much find anything wrong with this man buying you a damn cocktail ring under the guise he’s just not ready yet?
Now that I’m done blowing off steam I wanna know what everyone thinks about this…Is this a new trend among men? Are women going to just start receiving rings left, right and center just to pacify us and make us stay around while you continue to just do whatever you wanna do? Ladies, is this something we’re going to just sit down and accept? I mean diamonds are nice and all… but isn’t self-respect and HIS respect more important?