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Man hides $12k ring in balloon that floats away

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! 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.

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    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
  2. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    what a B****

    jeez.
  3. REDVOLUTION

    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.

    :laugh2:

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