He wants to spend three months salary on an engagement ring—he just doesn’t want to spend his own money.
William Oliver, 30, from Atlanta, GA., is crowdfunding the purchase of a $15,000 ring for his girlfriend, Alexandra.
This poses a few problems: he’s ruined the surprise, he’s turned off his friends, and he seems cheap.
"I've decided to get some help by making this a trending approach. This will raise awareness about the difference between the love we share and the love people have for us. Money for the engagement is your chance to get involved. I've heard everything from 'I Love Yall' to 'You need to put a Ring On It' etc etc.”
Although the campaign has been shared over 12,000 times, he is nowhere near his goal. No word on if his lady is upset over this whole situation.
His GoFundMe posting in full:
“In 2017 I have started to realize that teamwork makes our dreams work. After my 30th Birthday, I've received a lot of excitement about it being time to marry her! I couldn't agree more. She had a really innovative way to show her appreciation by purchasing 30 gifts for my 30th birthday. So I need a more innovative way to show my appreciation while incorporating friends and family.
“I’ve decided to get some help by making this a trending approach. This will raise awareness about the difference between the love we share and the love people have for us. Money for the engagement is your chance to get involved. I've heard everything from ‘I Love Yall’ to ‘You need to put a Ring On It’ etc etc.
“After watching Talladega College raise over 400k to attend the Presidential Inauguration I became a devout believer in this method of raising money for things and people you love. By donating $5 dollars or more we can get this campaign trending. I need a lot of people to donate a little amount NOT necessarily a little bit of people to donate a lot of money. This campaign needs to TREND!
“I’ve decided to utilize GoFundMe to let everybody who loves us show us.
“Sometimes we can't quite afford expensive things by ourselves. A lot of people lean on credit card companies and banks (that overcharge them) so that they appear to do nice things for people they love by themselves.
“My approach is a little different. We have friends, family, and colleagues that don't mind passing up a drink or a sandwich to help out. Anything helps. All proceeds will go to the purchase of a beautiful engagement ring one that WE ALL can be proud of. Call me crazy but Love is Free Not Engagement Rings and Weddings.”
Go ahead, call him crazy. His words.
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