7. I took my now-FIL out for churrascaria, telling him I wanted to celebrate. Kept waiting for him to ask me why we were celebrating. He never did, and, as lunch went on, I felt more and more awkward about the whole thing.
We actually left the restaurant and were standing in the parking lot when, during a moment of silence, I blurted out, “I want to ask [his daughter] to marry me.” Totally caught him off-guard, he pulled a real-life : -o face. I told him I was going to do it the following evening, and whipped out the ring I bought. He looked back and forth at the ring, then me, then the ring, then shook himself and gave me the biggest bear hug.
Top bloke, 10/10 FIL, would wed his offspring again.
8. I was so nervous I broke down and ugly cried in front of her dad… He gave me a big hug and ugly cried too. Worked out well.