Sunday, March 29, 2009

Isn't It... Er... Romantic?

There are many idiotic ways to propose marriage. I've personally been witness to a few of them, one of the most memorable being a 3 a.m. will-you-marry-me at Denny's. ("Oh, yes, I'll marry you Cletus, but only if my opossum can be the ring bearer!") And then there are the proposal ideas that may have started out with romantic potential, but took a wrong turn somewhere after the ring was bought and got lost in Dummy-ville.

Like this one, for example. It probably started out as a romantic idea, paying homage to the classic ring-in-a- champagne-glass proposal. But somehow the idea was mormonized, resulting in an alcohol-free, non-transparent milkshake instead. Um, yummy.

I mean, I'm sure the first thing a newly engaged woman wants to do is run to the bathroom to wash the chocolate out of her new sparkler. And unfortunately for the woman in this case, there was going to be a lot more cleaning going on then just a quick rinse under some tap water. You see, a ring that is hidden in thick, frosty ice cream is not exactly visible, and when all the in-on-it friends get too antsy to wait patiently for the big surprise and suggest a milkshake-eating contest to hurry things along, the ring might end up taking a slight detour.

And this is how the future bride ended up waiting a few days for her engagement ring to make its appearance via her unwitting digestive system.

Eewwww. I'm sorry, but I don't think I would want to wear anything on my hand that had taken the scenic route through my intestines, no matter how well it has been disinfected. A woman does not want to look at her engagement ring and be reminded of poop.

But the good news is that the couple seems to be amused by the story, which I'm sure will be told for generations to come ("Remember how our marriage started out in the crapper?"). But a ring in a milkshake? Allow me to give a helpful hint to all future proposers out there: Steer clear of jewelry in food.

6 comments:

Sara said...

Oh that is just dumb. Besides, if one was going for the whole ring in champagne thing - what's wrong with sparkling cider - it, after all, is clear.

Still - why anyone would want to mess up a perfectly good ring with food is beyond me.

Ben said...

Wow . . . umm . . . no words

Julia said...

Um... who would even admit this and let KSL do a story about it?

fiona said...

hahaha! and eeewwwww... Yeah, I think I'd not be fully publicizing this incident if I were the girl. Not really the brightest idea, especially encouraging her to chug it...

I might have issues with the ring after that...wow, I'm really glad Z didn't buy a "used" ring from the Wilk bulletin board...who knows where it might have been?!

Megan B said...

LOL, I heard this story, but I didn't know about the milkshake race. That add a whole new twist, ha ha ha! Knowing my appetite and propensity for speed-eating, I'm glad Justin struck with the traditional approach, sans temple tour.

Rizley Family said...

Oh my.