11/15/2012

The Ring of Truth

Story Sent in by Chris:

I am a single father and you can’t imagine how happy it made me to get lucky enough to meet an amazing woman who took to me right away. I had fallen in love with her on our first date somewhere between the time she walked into the café and when we said goodbye. Immediately I regretted not trying to give her a kiss and spent the whole snow-filled drive home missing her.

We had been dating for a while, and things were going so well that we eventually talked engagement. For months I planned out what I hoped would be a perfect evening. I bought tickets to see one of her favorite bands live in concert, booked a hotel room for the night, and arranged to have dinner at the four star restaurant in the hotel before the show. My plan was to take her out and enjoy the evening and have some champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us back in the room when we returned, and I would pop the question while overlooking the beautiful downtown skyline from our penthouse window.

I grabbed the ring, tucked it away in my pocket, and we headed off. Dinner went great, and then it was onto the show.

The concert was awesome, but during one point in the evening, nature called so I excused myself to use the washroom for a minute and to make sure that the ring was still on me. The ring was still in my pocket, but as I admired it, a couple of drunk guys got into a brawl and knocked into me. The ring flew from my hands and tumbled into the drain pipe on the bathroom floor!

The fight got broken up, but I was crushed. Not only was the ring literally down the tubes, but I would have to delay the engagement while I saved up for a new ring and hid my disappointment.

The night otherwise ended perfectly well. We had the champagne and strawberries and I pretended that I was happy with what was “an early birthday present” for her, but deep down, my heart was broken.

Truthfully speaking, however, the date was only last night. Today is the next morning and she is reading this right now. She is the love of my life and has no idea that the part about the ring being lost was made up, and that I am behind her, ready to propose.

Brandy, will you marry me?


29 comments:

  1. Yes, this is legit.

    Congratulations, Chris and Brandy!

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  2. NO WAY! ABCOTD romance! Congratulations Chris and Brandy! I'm normally a snarky commenter, but I'm honestly really happy for you guys.

    Side note: Umm Jared, you didn't change the girl's name in this story like you usually do right? 'Cause that would be awkward.

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    1. Ha. Thought of that. These are real names.

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    2. Good man. What a great story, this made my whole morning awesome.

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  3. Awww so cute!

    Congratulations :P !

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  4. So has she read this and said yes yet? HAS SHE???

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  5. UPDATE: She said yes.

    ABCotD: Bringing people together since... well, now.

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    1. Chris wrote in to say:

      "She was caught completely by surprise. Her first reaction was 'wow, this is really similar, what a coincidence.' then when she got to the end, she literally let out an 'oh my god!'"

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    2. Hahaha! Someone check on Hell, make sure it's not frozen over or anything.

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  6. Wow, that's a twist came out of left field now!
    Congratulations! !!!

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  7. Ah this makes me so happy to see!! Congrats!!!!

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  9. You turned a bad thing into a good thing. I wish you all the best in your life together. Congratulations!

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  10. Howie.. because he made that part up.

    Congrats! (not to Howie.. to the other two)

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    1. Noted!
      I was so upset by the 'lost' ring, I clearly did not read the rest properly!

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  11. I have been reading this for years, and this is the first one that has given me any significant hope for humanity!!!

    CONGRATS!!!

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  12. That is one awesome proposal. Congratulations you two!

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  13. Very nice Chris. Made me smile. :)

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  14. Smooth move Chris, starting off the rest of your life together based on a lie. How can she trust you again after this? It is not advisable to chunky horse your future wife like that.


    Sorry, there was a startling dearth of haters on this comment thread. Someone had to do it.

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    1. "Chunky Horse" as a verb? Niiiiice.

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  15. Congrats, Chris and Brandy. Happy endings set my heart aglow!

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  16. And just when I was about to give up on romance... Congratulations, you two. :D

    Hey, are we all invited to the wedding?

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  17. This story perfectly illustrates how fake this site is. I have to admit, whoever comes up with the stories every day is imaginative and makes them fun to read, but there's no way someone who loves this site so much as to propose through it wouldn't take the 30 seconds to comment on the story and update/thank the readers.

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  18. Your comment perfectly illustrates how ill-informed you are. Chris is a real person and a real-life friend of mine. I know him better than you do, and it's presumptuous to guess at what he would or wouldn't do. Not every person who reads this site has a comment account, if the daily hit-count is to be believed.

    Of course, maybe you're fake, and I'm just writing to myself.

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