10 Things We Say About Friends' Bad Engagements & What We REALLY Mean
Have you ever had a friend get engaged, and for whatever reason, you were less than thrilled? Maybe you didn’t like the guy, or thought she was rushing into it, or maybe even you were jealous … but of course you’re not going to say that. So you say something else, while trying not to lie.
How to politely react to your friend’s terrible engagement is such a universal girl problem that SNL’s Sasheer Zamata made a hilarious video about how to do it right. You know -- focus on minor details, just squeal a lot, and state facts like, “You’re engaged!”
Anyway, we asked women for real examples of their less than forthright reactions to their engagement announcements that they were less than thrilled about, and it seems like everyone has a story to tell about friend making a bad decision in the matrimony department.
Here are 10 real life reactions to news about a terrible engagement, and what they were really thinking.
What she said: A small intimate proposal when you woke up in the morning?! How sweet!
What she meant: Man, it must suck knowing he didn’t put any thought into this.
What she said: OMG!! Really?
What she meant: WTF, are you thinking?
What she said: Your fiancé is so hot!
What she meant: He is too hot for you. He is definitely going to cheat on you. Something weird going on here. Maybe he needs a green card.
What she said: Oh wow, that's so soon! You guys just can't wait to start your life together! I'm so happy for you!
What she meant: You're pregnant and everyone knows it.
What she said: Ahhhh!!!!!
What she meant: Shit, I am stuck with this creep for life!
What she said: Congrats, I'm so happy for you!
What she meant: Well, it's about damn time.
What she said: What a unique ring.
What she meant: That's the ugliest thing I've ever seen.
What she said: Wow, congrats.
What she meant: Uhm, didn't you just get married 6 months ago ... and now you're marrying the best man? Well, at least I know now why you kept blowing me off every time I told you I was interested in him.
What she said: Congrats!
What she meant: Are you high?
What she said: Yay! He seems to really make you happy!
What she meant: My God he is uglier than sin.
What have you told friends when they announced their very horrible engagement?