A few days after Christmas, I ran into a good buddy of mine I hadn't seen in a month or two.  We caught up about life, work, the holidays; the usual stuff.  Then it happened. Beaming with pride, he showed me the gift his wife of two years purchased him for  Christmas. After I examined the gift, I noticed something unusual about it and I didn't have the heart to tell him what she did.  What would you have done?

She got him a fake!  It was a fake Rolex watch.  How dare she? And how could he be so foolish to not notice it?  It wasn't that easy to spot from a distance.  But when he took it off, I started handling it a bit and then it hit me. It was noticeably lighter than a 'real' Rolex, and was actually quite flimsy.  The clasp mechanism seemed too simple and the bracelet links don’t move smoothly. It was what it was.  A $60 knock-off of an item that would have cost thousands.

The hardest part of the whole ordeal was pretending to be happy for him while I assumed she was trying to pull a fast one.  Perhaps she was scammed, or maybe she did know.  At the end of the day, he seemed genuinely thrilled with it and had zero clue.  Literally none. I left the our encounter shakin' my dang head.  When it's all said and done, it's really not that big of a deal.  Real or fake, it's just a watch right?  But I must admit, I haven't been right about them ever since.  I'm angry at her for screwing over my buddy and I'm annoyed at him for not noticing.

Clearly I'm the only one losing sleep over this. Ignorance is bliss.



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