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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Rather Important Question.

Picture the scene.

A slightly wounded soldier going on leave to meet the woman he'd fallen in love with.

He sweeps her off to a romantic destination.

He picks his moment and goes down on bended knee, taking the ring from his pocket.

"Will you........."

Ok so that's how I wish it had happened. Now rewind to the end of the second sentence.

They spend a lovely ten days together.

The night before they are due to go their separate ways they have a few drinks.

Lying in bed that night chatting they both agree that it's a bit crap being apart so much.

"Maybe we'd best do something about it then love."

Probably not my greatest moment.......


Blogger Just Jane said...

Oh yes, alcohol has a lot to answer for!
Though in your case it seems to have come up trumps.
Hooray for alcohol!

8:54 pm  
Anonymous brotherinarms said...

i think my other half will say that my proposal was a lot worse!

10:18 pm  
Blogger cookie monster said...

did she say yes?

11:38 pm  
Blogger Foilwoman said...

If she married you (which since there is a Mrs. Soldier, I assume she did) you clearly did it in an acceptable manner, so I wouldn't worry about it. But no household appliances for anniversary presents. No, no, no. A thousand times, no.

2:07 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Jane - shouldn't that be 'Hooray For Alcohol Enjoyed In Moderation'.

BIA - you'll have to tell me about that one.

Cookie - yup - thank god.

Foilwoman - actually it's more likely to be me that gets something for the kitchen as a present.

6:44 am  
Anonymous Growing Up said...

The romantic destination would have been nice but thats not us i wouldn't have changed a thing.

7:49 am  
Blogger SL said...

In order to avoid marriage in my younger years I always threatened to propose over the tannoy at a football match.

This had two benefits. Firstly, there was no danger of any pressure to propose, secondly, I got to go to the football with the lads, no woman in tow.

I'm not really a bastard, honest...

11:39 am  
Blogger Sherbert said...

It obviously worked tho' so either she was a pushover or you were worth a tad shabby proposal. I suspect the latter.

12:08 pm  
Anonymous Rug Boy said...

I did something very similar; after trying to find the right moment for a while and fate being against me, I just asked her one Friday night sat on our sofa.

Glad to see I'm not the only one - romance and the Army probably don't mix that well.

12:43 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

GU - glad to hear it!

SL - I wonder when the first live blogging proposal will take place.

Sherbert - welcome and thanks - nice of you say.

Rug Boy - glad to hear it worked out for you as well.

6:48 pm  
Blogger Ancient Clown said...

The only sage advice I could offer on this subject was what I've written down by others.

It takes 2 things to make a successfull union between two people:
1. Finding the right person.
2. Being the right person.

On the success of these 2 things will determine 99% of your happiness.

As for myself, I once wrote a book on women that was entitled;
"Everything I know about women."
It was 300 pages long and every page was blank.
Live and learn.

8:57 pm  
Blogger PI said...

In bed before you proposed?
Tut tut!

10:24 pm  
Anonymous Stu Savory said...

I went down on my bended knees in front of her on the park bench.

Shame I hadn't noticed the dog shit :-(

5:36 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

PI - how terrible we were!

Stu - oh dear (but very funny).

7:14 am  
Blogger crisiswhatcrisis said...

I proposed lying on the bed too. Her immediate response?

'Let me sit up I feel sick'.


She obviously said yes straight after that, though.

9:51 am  
Blogger Foilwoman said...

Foilwoman: What kind of kitchen appliances does Mrs. Soldier get you, and do you find them romantic?

10:24 pm  

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