It seems like this bug is going round and is here to stay. Everyone everywhere is getting engaged like the plague. I realized while I enjoy listening to engagement stories I have a few ground rules:
Dear Future Husband,
- NEVER EVER PROPOSE TO ME IN PUBLIC!
Never! I will just walk out on you and you will look dumb kneeling in front of everyone else. It might seem like a good idea to ask me in front of my friends or family or at a restaurant with strangers or on live TV. Don’t! I am yet to see a woman who was composed during her proposal. I need to be able to scream incoherently in my mother tongue and kiss you passionately without making an aunt blush. I might just panic and say no because i am easily embarrassed when I am the centre of attention like this. Private does not mean no photographers by all means…I am sure my audience would love to see photos. Who knows we might even break the internet.
2. ASK FOR MY HAND
Take the cue of when to propose from me. If we have gone on two dates and you ask me to marry you, I will probably look at you and check you into a mental facility. Family is everything to me, I need to know you can play with my nephew all day without complaining and have a conversation with my mum without hurrying her. You should have no trouble taking up my cousins on a good debate. Basically if you have not been around my family then you have no business buying a ring.
It is only respectful that you arrange to meet my dad privately and ask for his blessing beforehand. Then you can go mad scientist with your proposal plan.
3. I DARE YOU TO SURPRISE ME
There is yet to be a surprise party thrown for me that I did not see coming for miles. I find out and act surprised (sorry Hooligans!) I am going to blame my BFF Cathy, she cannot hide anything from me for long. So if you intend on surprising me I suggest you not tell her or Wanja. Tough luck though because she is the only one who knows the ring I would love.
4. I HAVE EXCELLENT MEMORY
Plan your speech, cram it, repeat it to yourself every night in front of the mirror for a month. I have excellent memory and I often remember such trivialties. Then when you get down on one knee (this is not optional) forget what you wrote and let your heart speak to mine. Cry if you have to because I will probably be screaming like a mad woman. This won’t matter because we will be in private and we are both allowed to be dumb.
Husband, if you dare embarrass me with a public proposal I will definitely take my revenge at a time when you least expect that is a promise. If you do not go down on one knee, I’m not sure if I can say YES. If you manage to surprise me, I better be dressed up for it. Either way as long as you promise me your whole heart, I promise to take care of it.
You know the drill, leave a comment below let me know how you plan to propose or don’t want to happen when you are finally being proposed to. Also follow me on all my social media @PiscesTwentyTwo on Twitter, @Pisces_TwentyTwo on Instagram and Pisces22 on Facebook