A lot of guys get it wrong, but London floor-fitter Lefkos Hajji really tanked his proposal to his girlfriend Leanne.
Reuters reports the 28 year-old Hackney, East London resident hid a $12,000 engagement ring inside a helium balloon hoping — for some reason — that she would pop the balloon as he proposed.
But leaving the store, the wind picked up, and the balloon, the ring, and Leanne’s affections (for now) were blown away.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Hajji told The Sun newspaper. “I felt like such a plonker. It cost a fortune and I knew my girlfriend would kill me.”
Hajji chased the balloon for two hours before giving up. After telling Leanne the story, she got pissed and demanded a new ring.