Here's a new one.
I was rowing a cruise last week and the gentleman proposed.
She said "yes".
(also not new)
He pulled out a ring and put it on her finger.
(Pretty much happens every time)
But then he pulled out another one.
She got all excited, saying "You remembered!"
He said that it was a fake and went on to explain that this ring could be worn at times when they might be worried about losing the real one.
Turned out they had actually talked about it long ago and she was so happy that he remembered.
After 26 years on the back of a gondola, I thought I'd seen it all
(but then again, I know better than to say such a thing).
Proposal in action.
There were subtle differences so they could keep track of
which one was the decoy, but it's hard to tell at first glance.
My hat's off to a guy who goes the extra mile on things.
In this case the gentleman had the two rings made by the same jeweler side-by-side. Very clever.
Big congrats to Jerry and Amanda.
I wish you all the best,
and I hope you take that fake ring to some amazing places.