Monday, February 15, 2010

Some Facebook Talk

The other day I made a lifer altering decision. Nope, not about what to do with my third 20 year period of life, though maybe I did a little. The decision was to stop two time-wasting games on Facebook called Farmtown and Farmville. I'm not sure what caused me to start playing the games, though some friends were playing them so I guess that was it. But you wouldn't really think about me as a guy who would play farming games on the computer. Something about planning out the farm, growing it, plowing the fields, planting and doing it more efficiently that just hooked me. Finally I just had to say enough and let the farm go. Mafia Wars is completely different though and I'm still playing that! Bring on those Bangkok gangs!!!

Congratulations to Andy "Sausage" AKA "The Sausage King" on his engagement over the weekend. While I congratulate him, and I did, I would advise single gents against getting engaged around a holiday. Legally, if the engagement doesn't work out, the ring doesn't have to be returned if it was given around a holiday (like Valentine's Day). The courts have ruled that the ring could be considered a gift. If the ring is given NOT around a holiday, legally the ring has to be returned if the engagement is broken off by either party. Now this isn't Joe being unromantic, but the engagement can happen at anytime, so why pick a holiday if it has a potential downside? Keep in mind, you could be talking about a $10k or $20k or $30k ring! Or more! Something to think about.


alexis said...

LOL - I am pretty sure my ring is no where near 10K. Are you serious? People waste that much money on a ring??

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

Well, I don't know if it's a "waste", but people definitely spend that much and much, much more. If they didn't, there wouldn't be a need for litigation over who gets the ring after a break up! No one's going to pay a lawyer $5k to get back a $2k ring.

The sad part is, some women EXPECT it. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

That's so interesting, I never knew that. I gave mine back and it wasn't a holiday. What about if you ask on a holiday and get the response 'give me some time to consider, I'll let you know in a couple of weeks', is it the timing of the initial proposal or the ring exchange? Anyway who wouldn't give a ring back, if they were the one to break it off, especially. Thanks for the ongoing interesting blog and also agree with you on the Facebook game stuff. Is there advertising when you play? -KC