FAIR WARNING: THIS MAY PISS SOME PEOPLE OFF
If anyone saw the last two episodes of The Rachel Zoe Project, you are distinctly aware of the “push present” that she received from Rodger. And in case you didn’t see either episode, here is what I’m talking about …
It is ONLY a 10 carat cushion cut ring! I mean, seriously Rodge, you couldn’t do better than that? Ugh.
Ok. In all seriousness, I think that this is the most obscene thing I have seen in a while! Who the hell needs a 10 carat “thanks for pushing my baby out” gift? Who needs a “push present” anyway? What happened to the BABY being the gift?
For all you who say “well people have been doing it for hundreds of years” – um, no. ROYALTY has been, but last I checked neither you nor I (nor Rachel Zoe) fit that qualification.
I have lots of friends who have received “push presents” – diamond earrings, a tennis bracelet, an upgraded ring … I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – it is ridiculous. Requesting (nay, demanding) a gift for pushing a baby out of your netherregions seems to go against what God intended. Eve didn’t give birth to Cain or Abel and then ask Adam, “Honey, where is my diamond?” Our original design WAS to give birth – that was it! Why are we now expecting a present for doing what we have been designed to do all along? And, in case anyone forgot it is all Eve’s fault we have pain doing it anyway …
To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16)
In all honesty, it seems to me that the push present is yet another example of entitlement for the rich and wannabes.