Here’s how the ring stops husbands from cheating:
And here’s the product description from TheCheeky.com
With Arnold, Tiger and two timing IMF guy in mind, we have created this wedding ring for people intent on cheating. The negative engraving on the inside means that when you are in the ‘Club’ and an attractive woman…or man comes along to chat, slipping your wedding ring off is not an option. The mark left on your skin says…’I’m Married’
Sidenote: I love how they put apostrophes around ‘Club’!
So there you have it, problem solved! Right? Uh. Methinks not. Methinks I completely agree with the NPR writer who brought me to this strange, sad place:
Any couple who feels they have to have their marital status branded on their flesh like Texas longhorns to guarantee good behavior should probably ask themselves if they really ought to get married.
Besides, I wonder if this branding ring just wouldn’t have the reverse effect.
Reille Hunter has written a book, sort of, in which she says that when they first got involved, John Edwards told her he had already had three mistresses, stationed in Illinois, California and Florida.
His claim to having multiple mistresses, in states with a plenitude of electoral votes, may merely be pre-pillow talk. But the idea that John Edwards owned up to having a three-ring circus in his personal life while he was already married to one of the most admired women in America apparently did not deter him or Reille Hunter from philandering.
Has it ever? Let’s review a little history. In fact, let’s just review history.
Did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor really think one another single and unattached? For that matter, did the real Cleopatra think Julius Caesar was a footloose Roman bachelor? Did Anne Boleyn ever bellow at Henry VIII, “Married? You never told me you were married!”
Did Monica Lewinsky think President Clinton lived in the White House just with Socks and Buddy, his cat and dog? Did the Prince of Wales ever tell Camilla Parker-Bowles while they dallied, “Oh, that indentation around my ring finger? It’s from my polo mallet!”
We could go on. For some people, wedding rings are merely bells that ring out, “Yoo hoo!”
Read more here.
Now that’s Real Talk for ya. I remember being in high school and there was this kid who I could not stand! And one day he had a girlfriend and she had a cold and he was running around trying to find her some cough medicine. We were engaged a few years later (then un-engaged a few years after that). Up until that day, I never knew he had a girlfriend. And suddenly (aka as a result of learning that he had a girlfriend), I thought he was SO cute! Messed up right? Well all I can say for myself is I grew out of that (I’d like to think) and don’t immediately become attracted to someone in a relationship. Which is something that, you could argue, a lot of women do. And for whatever reason I keep hearing Avril Lavigne‘s Hey hey you you/I don’t like your girlfriend song in my head right now. Great song and great moral quandary. Like the ring (and the NPR writer, Scott Simon‘s interpretation of it), the song makes you wonder: Are women more attracted to men who are in relationships? Or do they just not give an eff?
Who would you gift this ring to? I’d gift it to myself. Because I’m not married and it’s funnier that way.