For whatever reason, whenever I start to get down, I always think of Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. Over and over again, she’d smile and say, “Whenever the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.” Brilliant.
Because I like to stay on the “half full” side of life, I always find myself encouraging others to do the same. But I’m not so sure if I’d be able to stay positive if the Mister ever decided to get cold feet and pull a Mr. Big on me. Being left before the nuptials is one DON’T, I’ll gladly DO without.
So, one must wonder how Joshua Opperman – founder of IDoNowIDont.com – held it together long enough to create his online store. After the “supposed” love of his life up and left him and his $10,000 engagement ring, he was left heartbroken. And when he tried to return the barely worn trinket to the store, he was greeted exasperatedly with a big “poo poo” and “good day, sir.” Because the store would only offer him a fraction of his money back, he felt as though his heart was broken… again.
Instead of staying down, though, Josh decided to mend his broken heart by selling the gorgeous engagement ring to the highest bidder. Thus, an incredibly unique idea was born, which spurned an even more unique online phenomenon. Over the course of time, Josh turned his idea into a full blown online store, taking the notion of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to a whole new level. Now, with added sections for all jewelry types as well as wedding dresses, it seems as though the slamming of love’s door has opened an abundance of windows for all those involved.
Future brides and grooms can cut costs and save hearts (and bank accounts) of their previously fallen comrades. Beautiful thing, isn’t it? So, if you’re looking to buy a big rock for little money, I suggest taking a gander. You just might find the deal of a lifetime, and breezily become one more hero who turned an epic tragedy into flawless victory. <Sigh> Happy endings are the best.
And what I really hope is… when the idea came to him, he belted out the loudest verse of, “THE HIIIIILLLSSS ARE ALIIIIIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUUUUSIC!”?? Because – well – that would also be brilliant.
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