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    $12,000 into thin air

    According to Reuters (via the Sun -- in London), a man in East London put together the perfect plan for proposing to his girlfriend: Put the ring in a helium balloon and then "pop" the question.

    Cute, right?

    However, he ran into trouble -- he lost grip of the balloon as he exited the shop and it floated away. He says he chased/searched for the balloon for two hours before giving up. I would too, if I were him -- it was a $12,000 ring.

    However, that's not even the clincher. I'll take it directly from the poor sap's mouth:
    "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."
    Um, what?! Dude, if your girl is upset because you lost a ring YOU PAID FOR by accident, maybe she isn't the one. Maybe she was joking, but you don't joke about losing a $12,000 ring.

    Maryann James - BaltAmour: Perhaps that's a sign.
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    I agree lol :dumbass:

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    If he walks away, he might have actually saved money.
    Done, done, and Iím on to the next one...

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    if i was going to pull that stunt that string would be double knotted on something

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    indyninja... Agreed!

    I'd have the balloon filled and then I'd put it inside a heavy duffel bag or something. No way would I be walking around like a little kid with the balloon tied to my wrist... Or worse yet, just holding the string!

    This guy sounds like the type that gets what he deserves...

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    Midnight Rider

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    Different world, different folks.

    Now me, if I had 12K to buy a ring, I'd buy a 2K ring and spend the rest on a Barrett semi-auto 50 BMG with a nice piece of glass on top.
    Done, done, and Iím on to the next one...

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    bwframe: I like how you think!

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