If you see a red balloon caught in your trees or drifting across the sky, grab it. It may hold a $12,000 diamond engagement ring.

According to this article, one poor guy in England put said ring in a red helium balloon, intending to propose and have his girlfriend pop the balloon and discover the ring. Except as he left the shop, a gust of wind tore the balloon from his grasp. He was forced to watch his dreams drift high above the ground, and out of his reach. Literally. And now his girlfriend won’t talk to him until he buys a new ring.

Wouldn’t that make a great back-story for a hero? Now he has a fear of wind, or balloons, and won’t commit to any woman because the last one was so stupid/selfish. Nah, maybe that would make a good side-kick’s story…

(If you’re reading Amy’s comment go here or view it on Youtube here to find out more.)

A high flying proposal
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4 thoughts on “A high flying proposal

  • March 14, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    OMG I hope now the story is out there that whoever finds it gives it back to the poor guy.

    Dumb idea really.

    Should have done it indoors.

    The only story I came across this week was that weird gnome thing in Argentina.

  • March 14, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Amy, I was thinking that he might get it back, but then we’re talking England – his luck the balloon will drift over the Atlantic before it runs down.

    And gnome thing? I had to google – how weird is that? (I added some links to the post itself that you can follow, since they didn’t want to behave themselves here)

  • March 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Yeah isn’t that freaky???

    It’s probably someone messing with peoples minds.

  • March 16, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Then you’d have another cool storyline for whoever finds it, ten years from now.

    Isn’t that just like a guy not to anticipate the problems with that plan?

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