Yup, that about sums it up. *** When we went to Christmas with the ex-in-law's, DEX's whacky girlfriend was there. Very shortly after arriving, I thought it appeared that she was attempting to flaunt her engagement ring at me. And I thought to myself "self? Seriously? No way." so I discounted it. Never said anything to anyone, and never said anything more about it. *** Several days later, I'm sitting at work and easy child 1's girlfriend, who was at Christmas at the ex'es, also, emails me. "Was whacky girlfriend totally flaunting her ring at you on Sunday, or what????" So I asked her what she was talking about, and she saw the same awkward motions and sitting positions that kept this otherwise right-handed woman with her left hand, palm down, towards me at all times. Heck, even easy child 1 noticed. We had a good laugh at the absurdity of that. *** Enter my good friend, the restaraunt owner. She goes to a New Year's party with us, which happens to be across the street from the bar where DEX and whacky girlfriend are. Also where easy child 1 and his friends have gone. easy child 1 and company said the bar party was lame, so they joined us at the family friendly, BYOB, karaoke party. We had a great time. easy child 1's girlfriend brings up whacky girlfriend and says its too bad we don't have a giant bling bling ring...she'd love to take me across the street with some giant bling for me to flaunt, so, of course, the story has to be explained, and my friend the restaraunt owner is ON IT. *** I now have a very real looking ring with 5 stones in a high setting. The largest is slightly smaller than a carat, the other 4 are about 1/2 carat size. I knocked the diamond out of my engagement ring (for real) some time back and have not had it fixed yet, just been wearing my band. easy child 1's girlfriend and restaraunt owner want me to "be caught" with this new "replacement" ring by whacky girlfriend. They want to post a picture of it on facebook. *** So... childish, stupid, dumb, wrong - pretty much describes it, but sheesh does it ever make me laugh. I must be just an awful human being.