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I heard this on the radio this morning. :D

http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_20685.aspx

Man Puts $12,000 Engagement Ring In Balloon And Then Watches It Float Away

Monday March 17, 2008


Lefkos Hajji had the perfect, most romantic idea for proposing to the woman he hoped would be his wife. The 28-year-old London, England floor fitter went to a lot of trouble and expense to arrange one of the most elaborate marriage pleas in history, one he wanted his betrothed to remember for the rest of their lives together.

And you can be sure the 26-year-old object of his affections, a woman named Leanne, certainly will.

Hajji spent $12,000 on a very expensive and impressive engagement ring and decided it would be unique if he hid it inside a balloon filled with helium. The idea: get Leanne to pop the balloon once he popped the question.

But as the luckless love struck young man left the store where he bought the lighter-than-air item, a sudden gust of wind sent the container out of his hand and heading for the sky, where it blew away and floated to parts unknown. He was stunned by the sudden turn of fortune, as he saw his investment literally disappear into thin air.

"I just watched as it went further and further," he told the Sun newspaper. "I felt like such a plonker. It cost a fortune and I knew my girlfriend would kill me."

He ran to his car and tried to track the airborne diamond, but he couldn't keep up with it. After two hours of watching the skies, he was forced to give up.

The distraught would-be fiance then went to tell his girlfriend what happened. And it appears she's not happy either. "She went absolutely mad," he relates. "Now she is refusing to speak to me until I get her a new ring."

He's hoping it turns up when the helium runs out and the blown-up container finally lands somewhere.

There's no word on whether his love will forgive him for this huge faux pas, but some are wondering if Hajji might want to reconsider his proposal, given the reaction to the accident and the anger that's ballooned from it.

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Just saved the cost of a divorce lawyer, if it were me...but I'd never admit it...I'd love to know the story when the balloon pops.....where...who....when....
 

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Knowing the geographic location of jolly ole England, and the prevailing winds, that balloon is now headed toward the sands of Africa where it will be discovered by archeologists in a couple hundred years and leave them wondering what strange sociological behavior would cause a an expensive ring be encased in latex and then buried as a token to the gods------
 

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To begin with, $12,000 for an engagement ring is crazy. If she chose the ring, he's had a stroke of luck in losing her.

Buy her another one?....NO WAY!

To her, that chump is an aquisition and not a man she loves more than life itself. I can't tolerate females like that.
 

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The fact that she would be mad - if this story is true, which I doubt - makes me agree with others here: better to find out her character now before they marry.

He is a bit of a plonker though.
 

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Perhaps he should pay closer attention to what has happened.

The GODS don't always speak forthrightly! :D
 

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If he couldn't really afford to buy her an expensive ring but did then he somehow feels unworthy and if she got mad when he lost it trying to give it to her in a unique and thoughtful way then she is the one that is unworthy.

Dump her so fast she'll get whiplash.
 
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