When my brother went to propose to my future sister-in-law a few months ago he had a problem. You see, his bride-to-be watches those TLC shows about proposals and weddings and she had quite the imagination about what his proposal would be like.
For me, I just went for the element of surprise on a night we were already going out. I had the ring picked out for some time, I showed up at her apartment after work, got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. She accepted, and we went out to eat. So I wasn’t that romantic then, I guess.
I don’t think either of us could top Adam Sutton, though. You see, he had a great idea. He and Erika Brussee were supposed to go to the movies, but he took his date to the airport. Family were going to hold up a sign popping the question, but as they flew by on a chartered flight the unthinkable happened. The airplane stalled and crashed on the tarmac.
The couple were not seriously hurt, Mike Mathews, airport manager at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, told Reuters on Monday.
Brussee finally said “yes” to the proposal in the ambulance, Mathews said, but Sutton wasn’t able to give her the ring. Only the ring’s box could be found after the crash.
The plane’s pilot was knocked unconscious by the crash and Sutton had to pull him from the plane.
So, let this be a lesson to all you men out there: If you get too creative, you may wind up in the hospital! (But at least you’ll have some story to tell the children and grandchildren!)