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coz
03-14-2008, 07:12 PM
Honey, will you marry... Oh. Never mind...


LONDON (Reuters) - It is the one moment every man wants to get right -- and which London floor-fitter Lefkos Hajji could hardly have got more wrong.


The luckless 28 year-old's dreams of giving his sweetheart, Leanne, 26, the ultimate proposal have literally vanished into thin air.

Hajji, of Hackney, east London, had concealed a $12,000 engagement ring inside a helium balloon. The idea was that she would pop the balloon as he popped the question.

But as he left the shop, a gust of wind pulled the balloon from his hand and he watched the ring -- and quite possibly the affections of his girlfriend -- sailing away over the rooftops.

"I couldn't believe it," he told The Sun newspaper.

"I just watched as it went further and further into the air.

"I felt like such a plonker. It cost a fortune and I knew my girlfriend would kill me."

Hajji spent two hours in his car trying to chase and find the balloon, without success.

"I thought I would give Leanne a pin so I could literally pop the question," he said.

"But I had to tell her the story -- she went absolutely mad. Now she is refusing to speak to me until I get her a new ring."

He is hoping the ring will still turn up.

"It would be amazing if someone found it," he added.

(Reporting by Peter Apps. Editing by Steve Addison)
:D

03 35th Anniversary
03-14-2008, 07:18 PM
Who could have ever seen a probelm with this plan?????

RexDog1
03-14-2008, 07:21 PM
LOL the name fits the name of the thread :rolleyes:....funny

TMCNo1
03-14-2008, 08:00 PM
LOL the name fits the name of the thread :rolleyes:....funny

More like "Numb Nuts"!

The story of their Honeymoon will be quite a hoot! And the think, they probably want to breed too!:rolleyes: :D

shepherd
03-14-2008, 08:12 PM
"But I had to tell her the story -- she went absolutely mad. Now she is refusing to speak to me until I get her a new ring."

:D

I think you guys are picking on the wrong person. It's the thought that counts. If his girlfriend is such a b**tch, perhaps it was divine intervention. How did that Garth Brooks song go???

03 35th Anniversary
03-14-2008, 08:16 PM
I think you guys are picking on the wrong person. It's the thought that counts. If his girlfriend is such a b**tch, perhaps it was divine intervention. How did that Garth Brooks song go???
I agree, but it was still dumb to put a $12,000 ring in a balloon...... :confused:

ProTour X9
03-14-2008, 08:19 PM
What would have happened if she'd popped the ballon?? Her "I do" (or no way) would have sounded pretty funny.

ShamrockIV
03-14-2008, 08:23 PM
dude what part of that plan ever made sense!!

shepherd
03-14-2008, 08:29 PM
I agree, but it was still dumb to put a $12,000 ring in a balloon...... :confused:

No, the dumb part was letting the balloon go!

Yes, the guy was stupid, but his girlfriend is still a *****.

D3skier
03-14-2008, 10:35 PM
No, the dumb part was letting the balloon go!

Yes, the guy was stupid, but his girlfriend is still a *****.


very true... if I knew I put a $12k ring in a balloon I'd be holding on to that thing for dear life until I got in the car and not even crack the windows and probably tie it down somewhere in the car just for additional safety purposes.

erkoehler
03-15-2008, 12:47 AM
very true... if I knew I put a $12k ring in a balloon I'd be holding on to that thing for dear life until I got in the car and not even crack the windows and probably tie it down somewhere in the car just for additional safety purposes.


I'm with you......maybe even a paperweight tied to the string :)