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When it comes to the day we get engaged, we're not expecting our partner to move the earth. Sure, the fairytales have some people craving a room full of candles and rose petals, or an elaborate public display of affection, but in reality, any special moment with your other half is going to be perfect, right?!
Well, that's what we thought. But one woman was less than impressed when her partner 'proposed' to her with a plastic ring after a night on the lash with his friends.
We have to admit we would be rather underwhelmed with this, too...
The man in question told Reddit users what he had done recently, and asked whether it was fair for his girlfriend to be annoyed at him.
"Sooo context. I'm 35m and girlfriend is 30f. We have been together for five years. She has made it known for the past at least three years that she wants to get married," he wrote.
"I always tell her to wait and see... it'll happen one day. Last night I was out with a few buddies and got a little tipsy.
"While I was out we went on arcade machines for fun. I won a stupid plastic ring.
"In my tipsy state I was like 'aha yknow what would be a great idea? If I pretended to propose to girlfriend with this'.
"Cue buddies laughing and agreeing.
"I got home after midnight and woke my girlfriend up (shameful in itself I know) and told her to get out of bed quick in a urgent tone.
"She was worried and asking 'what's wrong what's wrong'. I told her to sit on the edge of the bed. I then went down on one knee and presented her with the shitty ring and asked "will you marry me" and then burst out laughing.
"I didn't quite get the reception I expected."
Unsurprisingly, the girlfriend wasn't very happy, and asked her boyfriend angrily if he was for real before throwing a pillow at him.
"She went into the bathroom and when I followed her in she was crying," he wrote.
"I was still tipsy and couldn't stop laughing (bad I know). She was crying and saying 'I can't believe you find this funny, you know how much it means to me to get married.
"'You take that special moment away by getting on your knee as a joke'.
"I (stupidly) ask her how does she know its a joke? She said 'it better be with that ring!'"
"I told her she's right that it's a joke but she's way over the top right now. I then get into bed and sleep.
"Today has been her crying off and on about me making a mockery of her and our relationship.
"I've said I'm sorry until I'm blue in the face. But a big part of me thinks she's also overreacting and it's childish.
"The ironic thing is I do plan to propose to her for real soon. But damn I feel like this is something she needs to get over or am I just an a**?"
In the comments, the majority of people told him some rather sassy home truths.
One person wrote: "Think about it: what is the joke here? What was supposed to be funny about your prank?
"The joke was she. You were laughing at her and her dream of getting married.
"A dream that at this moment (but perhaps not for long) only you could have made come true for her. Only consider how cold and cruel what you did was. Calibrate your apologies accordingly."
While another concurred: "For real? You better hope she doesn't leave you before you propose.
"She's not overreacting. You made a joke out of her feelings.
"She's probably crying because she knows what she has to do now. I know If I were her I'd definitely reconsider wanting to marry this person."
"YTA. Are you and your buddies really mid-30s? This seems astonishingly adolescent," someone else wrote.
"Anything that strikes as a great idea while you’re drunk probably isn’t. Let this be a lesson to you."
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