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Man hides $12k ring in balloon that floats away

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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

    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)

  2. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded Well-Known Member

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    what a B****


    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2: oh my :lmao2:
  4. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Look at it on the positive side...

    Usually it takes years for a man to realize his wife is a harpy and for the woman to realize her husband is a *******.

    They've gotten all that out of the way before the wedding date!
  5. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    What a balloon... I mean, maroon.
  6. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. -Proverbs 13:22

    No pun intended, but it will fall into the right hands.


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