Honey, will you marry... Oh. Never mind... | Oddly Enough | Reuters

Honey, will you marry... Oh. Never mind... | Oddly Enough | Reuters:
"Hajji, of Hackney, east London, had concealed a $12,000 engagement ring inside a helium balloon. The idea was that she would pop the balloon as he popped the question.

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."