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Honey, will you marry... Oh. Never mind...

kippy Avatar
8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Fri Mar 14, 10:48 AM ET
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)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080314/od_nm/engagement_dc
kippy Avatar
8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Idiot
#2
Must be JDeal.
#3
EVERYONE, go look for the balloon!
(would you keep it though?)

*the minute i posted that, i did wonder if this is a real story or just sensationalised by the Sun.
#4
Oh dear, sounds almost as ridiculous as chasing round Ravenscourt Park after a £3,000 butterfly.
#5
JimmyW
Oh dear, sounds almost as ridiculous as chasing round Ravenscourt Park after a £3,000 butterfly.


You wally...
#6
"Now she is refusing to speak to me until I get her a new ring."

He's an idiot, but she doesn't sound that great either.
#7
Yes. both idiots and how do we know all about how idiotic they are?
#8
JimmyW
Oh dear, sounds almost as ridiculous as chasing round Ravenscourt Park after a £3,000 butterfly.


i meant a deflated balloon.
#9
chesso
Yes. both idiots and how do we know all about how idiotic they are?


Ummmm...cos kippy told us? :oops:
1 Like #10
kippy
i meant a deflated balloon.


Oh no, I mean that wally chasing round in his car after a balloon :giggle: must have looked like a right plonker.
#11
hehe. the question in my mind is ...
how much did you guys get your engagement ring for .... i gave my OH a gold ring with a tiny diamond in it, a little over £100. not much but we were students and hardly any money. we're still together ... they say a month's salary, did you guys follow tradition?
#12
NS : true but mainly :
http://africa.reuters.com/odd/news/usnL14902612.html
or similar.
This is his cunning plan to what
1. Get the ring back
2. Persuade Leanne that it was all true
3. Fight deportation ????
Sometimes I dispair.

Kippy - me too but it was everything we had then.
#13
chesso
1. Get the ring back
2. Persuade Leanne that it was all true
3. Fight deportation ????


LOL, I was going with, 4. Hoping someone would come forward and supply a ring out of the goodness of their *cough*publicityseeking*cough* heart. I just didn't want to unleash my cynical side this late on a Friday night.

*sigh* Must go watch the Whatever video again that dandoc posted. :thumbsup:
#14
re: Whatever video
dang ... of all days, i left my headset for skype conferencing at work. cant turn on the speakers at home – too late now.
#15
kippy
hehe. the question in my mind is ...
how much did you guys get your engagement ring for .... i gave my OH a gold ring with a tiny diamond in it, a little over £100. not much but we were students and hardly any money. we're still together ... they say a month's salary, did you guys follow tradition?


Haven't quite got that far yet, but I doubt I'll spend more than £100-£200. Can't really afford more than that, but even if I could, I wouldn't spend that much more. It's the symbolism that matters (to both of us) not the £££'s.
#16
nightswimmer
LOL, I was going with, 4. Hoping someone would come forward and supply a ring out of the goodness of their *cough*publicityseeking*cough* heart. I just didn't want to unleash my cynical side this late on a Friday night.

*sigh* Must go watch the Whatever video again that dandoc posted. :thumbsup:


Laughing a lot - those smilies definitely need fixing. I like your cynical side!!
#17
at least he made an effort,i bought my own ring after being married for 14 yrs, got fed up waiting for him to buy me one:x:x
#18
ettam123
at least he made an effort,i bought my own ring after being married for 14 yrs, got fed up waiting for him to buy me one:x:x

What did he put on your finger when you got married?
#19
Mine was £1K, and I love it!
#20
is there a rule that the engagement ring shd be more expensive than wedding ring?
#21
Not sure what my wife bought. :oops:
#22
ihmoody
What did he put on your finger when you got married?


a wedding ring,didnt get an engagement ring

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