At a friend’s gathering  a few weeks ago, a mutual friend in a group secretly whispered to me and told me that another friend of ours has  finally moved on from his previous job to a current role in another organization.

It kind of took me by surprise, as I thought he really liked the working environment and had great camaraderie with his colleagues at his previous workplace.

Well, I guess the monetary benefits for the new role must have been pretty attractive then, I thought aloud.

“You’re right!”, my friend retorted. “He has to save up to buy a really expensive engagement ring. Apparently, his girlfriend will not consider anything less than a 1 carat.”

Ok, I have to make a slight confession here. I know nuts about diamonds. I do not deny that they look pretty, but I don’t quite know the language, so all the 4Cs, whatever …