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Engagement ring ends up gone with the wind
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Fri Mar 14, 8:49 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - It is the one moment every man wants to get right -- and which London floor-fitter Lefkos Hajji could hardly have got more wrong.

  伦敦(路透社)--这是每位男人都希望一切进行顺利的时刻--而这位来自伦敦的地板装配工Lefkos Hajji却是把事情办地没有可能更糟糕。

The luckless 28 year-old's dreams of giving his sweetheart, Leanne, 26, the ultimate proposal have literally vanished into thin air.


Hajji, of Hackney, east London, had concealed a 6,000-pound engagement ring inside a helium balloon. The idea was that she would pop the balloon as he popped the question.

  来自伦敦东部地区Hackney的Hajji将一枚价值6000英镑的订婚戒放在了一只氦气球中。 想法是当他提出那个请求时便把气球扎破。

But as he left the shop, a gust of wind pulled the balloon from his hand and he watched the ring -- and quite possibly the affections of his girlfriend -- sailing away over the rooftops.

"I couldn't believe it," he told The Sun newspaper.



"I just watched as it went further and further into the air.


"I felt like such a plonker. It cost a fortune and I knew my girlfriend would kill me."


Hajji spent two hours in his car trying to chase and find the balloon, without success.


"I thought I would give Leanne a pin so I could literally pop the question," he said.


"But I had to tell her the story -- she went absolutely mad. Now she is refusing to speak to me until I get her a new ring."


He is hoping the ring will still turn up.


"It would be amazing if someone found it," he added.


(Reporting by Peter Apps. Editing by Steve Addison)

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Post time 2008-3-15 13:02:54 |Display all floors
Haha, hly, I was just going to send you that one! :)

His girlfriend does not sound too sympathetic.

Well, I learned a new word: plonker. :)
中文我不会读也不会写。Really, I don't.

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Post time 2008-3-15 13:28:14 |Display all floors
thanks for the story and the translation
it is so funny and useful~~

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Post time 2008-3-15 13:29:24 |Display all floors
Thank you for your replies :-)
I am glad you like it.

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