"As a matter of fact," continued the elder, "I believe that everybody should have to wear an engagement band before marriage. A full year and you'll know whether the fine old institution is for you."
"Oh? I suppose that if I can make it a year with such an annoyance, I'm fit for marriage?"
"Not at all. One year later, look down at that engagement ring again. If you don't find that you're grinning like an idiot, I wouldn't bother to call a minister."