A concerned Reddit user thought his girlfriend was cheating after she lied she was with a friend. However, he later discovered her true intentions were more surprising.
The Original Poster (OP) a 28-year-old man had been dating his 26-year-old girlfriend for about three years when he decided to propose to her.
However, OP isn’t great at picking pieces of jewelry, and he always tries to consult some of his girls’ best friends to ask their opinion on anything he wants to buy for his girlfriend.
Nevertheless, after OP decided he wanted to propose to his girlfriend, he asked her best friend, J, to come and help him pick a ring for his girlfriend. OP’s girlfriend had gone out to visit her sister and baby nephew during this period.
After looking through some catalogs without luck, OP and Justine decided to visit professionals at a jewelry store.
However, since OP didn’t know when his girlfriend would be coming home, he texted her to gauge how much time he and J had to shop for the ring.
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Still, OP couldn’t believe his eyes when his girlfriend replied she had met up with Justine (who was with him) to go shopping.
Confronting the Issue
Until then, OP and his girlfriend never had any trust issues and told each other everything.
However, his girlfriend’s blatant lie confused OP, and he didn’t know how to broach the subject with her.
After thinking of different approaches, OP decided to be truthful and told his girlfriend he had asked J to help pick an engagement ring for her because he’d been thinking of marriage. OP then asked what made his girlfriend lie.
After hearing the question, OP’s girlfriend started grinning and teasing him about proposing and the engagement ring.
However, OP insisted she answered the question and why she lied to him. What happened next was a complete shock to OP.
His girlfriend confessed she was shopping for a snake to give him as a gift. OP had grown up with snakes as pets all his life, and he never felt like he could get one because his girlfriend never warmed up to the idea.
Also, the process that goes into buying and raising snakes is very complicated, so his girlfriend decided to do all this as a surprise.
She subsequently showed OP a picture of her holding Kenyan San Boa, which they picked up the following week.
Afterward, OP admitted that he did not expect the surprise and felt terrible for ruining it, but he had to clear the air and know if his girlfriend was cheating on him.
Following OP’s post, several Reddit users took to the comment section to give their take on the matter.
However, many of them expected drama and not a snake as a surprise gift, including Reddit user @quackslike, who’s humorous comment had the most vote, “Rattled over nothing.”
Another user @Redd_81 wrote, “I’m glad to see honesty and communication triumphed. Congrats on your future engagement, your new pet, and a happy resolution!! I’m also chuckling at the TLDR.”
Meanwhile user @currently_distracted noted, “I love how you both were trying to surprise each other, and both surprises were ruined in the sweetest way.”
What do you think about the story? Did OP handle the situation well? What would you have done in his shoes?
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