It was her birthday and he had been busy all week and still hadn't bought a gift for her and they were meeting after work so it was lunchtime or never. So Joe trawled through the arcades and speciality shops but couldn't make up his mind between, jewelry, perfume or a watch or anything really that would a smile on her face and that special look in her eyes.
"May I be of assistance?" The elegant shop assistant said as Joe wandered around another boutique shop. Joe plunged right in desperately saying "It's my girlfriend's birthday and I just can't make up my mind" he said shyly. "Let me walk you around and show you a few things" she said reassuringly as she proceeded to present him with possibilities after tactfully extracting his budget for the purchase.
Finally after indicating that there was plently to choose from she then said "I do have this opal ring that I'd love to have my boyfriend give me." Joe looked at the ring then at the girl, nodded and pulled his wallet from his pocket..
It was her birthday
Joe looked at the opal ring
And said "I'll take it"
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