Engagment Offer via the Mail

It was recently reported that professional football player Roy Williams, Jr. filed a civil lawsuit to force his ex-girlfriend to return an engagement ring.  Allegedly, on Valentine's Day this year, Williams surprised his then girlfriend by mailing her an engagement ring and a marriage proposal. 

She evidently refused the offer, and the ring was never returned.

The former girlfriend claimed to not know what happened to the ring, but insurance investigators concluded that members of her family were in possession of it.

Yesterday, it was announced that the ring was returned via attorneys; so at least that part of the story is closed.

Now, in extreme circumstances, a mail-order marriage proposal is permissible, but in general, that approach should...er...uh... be avoided...you know at all costs.

But, if you go with mailing your sweetie a diamond engagement ring and an offer of matrimony, you should use a tactic that is considered a sure-thing.

One that will knock her socks off.

Like this one:



No way the sender gets a "no" with that creativity?

Right?

Haha...

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Have a good weekend all.

21 comments:

Paxford said...

Well I'd be saying yes :)

Sigh.. Captain My Captain!

Pax

Miranda Hardy said...

Yikes! How romantic is a proposal via mail? lol

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, I'd prob keep the ring & pretend I don't know where it is too if I ever got proposed through the mail!

Matthew MacNish said...

Picard. His milkshake brings all the hits to the blog.

And you want to know why none of this surprise me? Because Roy Williams is an absolute douche-nozzle.

J. J. in Phila said...

Resistance is futile. You will marry me. :)

I think it depends on the couple. Some women like a sense of humor. Some romance. Some something spectacular.

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

I read about this...if she said no, then she shouldn't have kept the ring!

Diane said...

Even though I would've returned it, wasn't it a gift to her, to do with whatever she pleased....? He was chicken to go about it the way he did in my opinion. :O)

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:

With a ring like THAT and the manner presented, how could anyone NOT say:
"Make it so"!

Well done.

Have a great weekend.
Stay safe.

joanny said...

Oh my -- a mail order proposal -- there would be very few exceptions where I would image that to be an appropriate way to ask for the love of your life's hand in marriage..what else could she do - but refuse? for it sets the wrong tone right from the start... someone not being ....

love the photo - but the Captain again I guess I would be picky & only want my loves photo in there... incurable romantic am I.

Have a great week end ....
joanny

jodeeluna said...

Where do you find these stories :). Love this one as well.

Jinksy said...

That ring is a nightmare, and would make me run a mile - too cumbersome for words! I'll keep Picard, though thank you very much.

Maxi said...

You have to wonder if the proposal isn't eye to eye … is it sincere.

Jenny said...

Wow. Talk about up close and personal! NOT!

secret agent woman said...

What a bizarre way to propose. The etiquette rule is that if the woman breaks off (or in this case, doesn't accept) the engagement, the ring is returned. If the man does, the ring can be kept by the woman. But legally, I don't see how it's not a gift and you can't demand the return of a gift.

Brian Miller said...

how lame is that...cant imagine a highly likelihood of success...

torn blazer said...

I think the mail offer is a great idea........perhaps if couples remained several zip codes apart most of their lives,their marriages would last longer...ha ha

Amie Kaufman said...

Gosh, what an interesting way to propose! To each his own, I guess?

Yellow said...

LOL. Love the Pic! My best friend's boyfriend is over seas right now. He sent the ring to her mother and asked her VIA skype. It was so cute, and the best he could do that far away. But at least he was "there" to see her smile, and his voice asked her I guess.

Theresa Milstein said...

That's definitely a creative proposal in that photo! But is she a Star Trek fan?

While getting proposed to through the mail is not very romantic, keeping the ring is criminal. I've heard one can only keep the ring if it's given on a holiday or a birthday. Is that true?

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for the comments all.

@ Theresa, Diane, and Secret Agent Woman: I believe that each state would have a legal precedent for determining what is considered a gift that can be kept in these situations, but I'll have to research it. Sounds like a future post so thanks for the idea.

Kristin said...

That's hilarious!