Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Adieu, I Do

I think there was something in the water this summer. Every weekend, it seemed, was some one's wedding, engagement, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner. No matter which direction I looked, it was wedding, wedding, wedding.

Speaking of weddings, I received a proposal.

Yes, the marriage kind!

When am I getting married? Well, there's a few complications.

Complications? For starters, I need to know his name.

No, I don't know his name. It happened so quickly.

No! I didn't meet him on some random dating website. Just listen...

Look, do you want to hear the story or not?


Okay then. So a few years ago my sister, Johnny Cherie, gave me a paper weight for my birthday. It looks just like a solitaire engagement ring. I took it to work and it proved to be a great conversation starter. One weekend, one of the office suites next to us had an attempted robbery. The county sent over two police men to check for damage. Since our office shares a back hallway with our neighbors, the cops came to our suite as well. I assured them that we had looked through the office and nothing was damaged or missing. As the cops turned to leave, the ring caught the attention of one officer.

"Wow, that's a nice ring!"
"It is, thank you. I'm just waiting for the guy that comes with it."

To my surprise, he picked up the ring, dropped to one knee, and proposed.


I was speechless.

I usually have, as the name suggests, a lotta thoughts sprinting through my mind but at that moment, I had absolutely no thought, no idea, and no clue how to respond.

So I blushed.

And he laughed. He put the ring back on my desk and walked out. Out of the office and out of my life.

Um, Mr. Officer? Hello? Were you serious? Hello? "I do." Can you hear me? Mr. Officer?

...adieu.

16 comments:

Shankar said...

Can you send a sample of the water over this way? Thanks.

Craze said...

You didn't chase him down? What a great story! I love that paperweight ring!

Allison Murray said...

that is hilarious! uhm...why didn't you run after him? i agree though, even ten seconds something weddingish is going on

bec said...

I wish I could have been there, that would have been fun to watch.

Johnny Cherie said...

That happened? Seriously? I knew it was a conversation starter, and I knew you told the cop you were waiting for the guy to come with it... But really?? wOw... How come I never got the rest of that story?

Melissa said...

Char...you kill me. I love that you blushed. You're the girl who always has the best comebacks! What happened?

Saule Cogneur said...

It's a tragic life you lead. Truly tragic.

Amber said...

Just remember that boys are like buses.....another one will come around in 20 minutes....

Coordination Queen said...

That is awesome. I'm with Amber, another one will come around in 20 minutes... you just want this one to stay at your stop instead of moving on... :)

Davis and Quinton said...

char youre so funny. that guy would be so lucky.

Lisa Johnson said...

THAT IS HILLARIOUS!!!! Was the guy at least cute? Did he have on a wedding ring?

Charlotta-love said...

Shankar: It tastes funny. You might not want any. :o)

Craze: Isn't that ring awesome! JC was a cool sister to give it to me.

Allie: He was too short. lol.

Bec: I wish I could have seen my face as well.

JC: If that ring could talk, it would have even crazier stories!

Mel: He was in uniform. Need I say more?!

Saule: (said with huge blinking eyes and a pouty lip) I know! I'm so glad you recognize how hard my life is.

Amber: Unless I'm at the Milledge stop - which, by the way, came late and I didn't get to class on time!

Queen: I've been waiting for over 20 minutes...

Davis: Well, like I said, "I'm still waiting for the guy that comes with the ring."

Lisa: Very cute. And no wedding ring! You know I looked!

Sincerity said...

Ooh la! What a great story! Mr. Cop man should have given you a few more seconds to respond!:)

Maybe the two of you will run in each other again some day? You never know.

Cori said...

OK- seriously funny. And you blushed- even better! I'd love to see it on video... track him down and ask him to do it again just so we can watch this time, of course. :)

Jared and Katy said...

WOAH, it that big foot's fiances ring?

Julia said...

I'm here at the front desk...I can call the police back in if you want.