Dear 100 Hour Board,
I've noticed as a few of my friends have become engaged lately, there's a common trend among them. They instantly become engagement ring experts, and they'll tell me all about all the wrong ways to buy an engagement ring. One friend told me the shop he went to was clearly the best, but another friend told me I'd be ripped off if I was going to a shop at all. Why do people who have only ever bought one engagement ring believe they're experts? Also, even though that probably sounded confrontational, I'm curious if you have any of your own advice about buying engagement rings.
-I guess I might actually need this advice in the somewhat near future.
I am by far the engagement ring expert. See, I paid $0 and it has 6 diamonds. All you have to do is find a girl that has a family heirloom ring that has been saved for when she gets married.
But really it depends on what your future wife wants in a ring and then finding that ring at the best deal.
-Sunday Night Banter
Why do people who have only ever bought one engagement ring believe they're experts?
Why do people who have only gotten married once believe they're relationship, financial, academic, personal, medical and fruit bat experts?
--Ardilla Feroz, who also cannot reliably distinguish between frugivorous flying mammals