Alright, today the posts are coming back to back for you all. Please do me a favor though and read the WWYDW one before you read this one. Because this one gives the entire story away, and that’s no fun. So check this out friends, this REALLY happened, in real life, just a couple of weeks ago, and I have so many feelings about every element of it that I find myself a little “I CAN’T EVEN” about it.
First off, who takes their rings off to wash their hands in a public bathroom??
Can I please have a show of hands?
That’s what I thought. NOBODY does, and if you do, please for the love of God do not write in the comment section all the reasons why you do. Just keep reading and then make the decision to never in this lifetime, do it again. Because clearly up until this point, you my friend have gotten very lucky. Lucky that your ring has never gone down the drain of a public sink, and more than that, lucky that you’re not twenty-three and clearly unable to hold your alcohol, causing you to totally forget that you even had a ring on in the first place.
Such was the case for this young woman who is a client of the girl who does my hair color. Her man, her obviously pretty wealthy man, had recently proposed, like days earlier with a $350,000 engagement ring.
That’s a healthy diamond friends. That ain’t no De Beers Jewelers: “give her two months salary” type of diamond, or maybe for her guy it was. Regardless of how long it takes him to make that sort of cash, it’s still a lot of money to spend on a ring, and it’s even more money TO LOSE ON A RING.
Which is exactly what happened.
He and his fiance were in a Beverly Hills restaurant enjoying a romantic evening out, basking in the bliss of a new engagement. She goes to the girls room, comes back, they finish eating, and they leave. This is where the details get a bit murky, nobody who was relaying the story knows if they got all the way home when she noticed that it was gone, or if she noticed when she woke up to get in the shower and went to take the ring off, but it was already not on her finger. However that part of the situation happened the bottom line is this: by the time she realized the ring was not in her possession, the restaurant had no clue what had happened to it either. The one thing they knew for certain was the ring was gone.
It wasn’t in the bathroom, it wasn’t anywhere inside the building.
Which brings me to this point. The person who made off with the goods definitely, absolutely does not have any character, and man oh man, I would not want to be on the receiving end of their karma. Like who does that???? I mean for real. What sort of human being are you that you sashay into a public restroom see a hunk of diamond on a counter top and make off with it? There is so much wrong with a person who would behave in this fashion that I truly don’t even have the word count to write all the things wrong with them here on this blog. There is never a good reason to make off with somebody’s belongings, especially something of such significance and value as an engagement ring. I would never, under any circumstance, even if I was in debt out the ass keep somebody’s belongings. It’s just no way to behave in the world. Although I suppose I shouldn’t be all that surprised, people take other people’s lives, why wouldn’t they take ownership of their valuables if they were left lying around in a public space?
If I had been the person who came upon the ring I would have totally picked it up and ran back into the dining room calling out for the bride to be to claim it. I would have done everything in my power to get that ring into the possession of its rightful, once happy owner. I certainly would not have kept it for myself. You can also tell that whoever took the ring has no idea how these things work. I’m not even sure what the person who made off with it thinks they’re going to do with it, diamonds of that value are traceable laser etched, and reported to the police as missing. Also there isn’t a pawn shop around that will give you near what the stone is worth. But then I guess even if you get $50,000 for something you found that’s $50,000 more than a person like that had yesterday. Which is why the next thing I would do is post an AD anywhere and everywhere I could, and have the restaurant put it up in their staff room offering a reward. Giving somebody $100,000 to return it no questions asked is way better than having to go through your insurance (which thankfully her man was also a smart one, and it was already covered)trying to convince them that the ring is already missing. I just can’t see this going well for anybody involved. I mean what insurance claim advisor is just going to write a check for $350,000 days after the ring was purchased? Poor girl, no wonder she spent days in bed after she realized what she’d done, hell I’d probably be there still…