9. My dad proposed while he and mom were watching TV at her parents’.
Not altogether too bad, but he didn’t turn it off. Waited for a commercial.
10. I was an emcee at a costume contest. I was told by the stage manager that a skit was performing as a entrant, and one cast member was proposing to another. The skit was some Zelda spoof. As it ended, “Link” said he had one more thing to say. He grabbed the hand of a cast member, got on one knee, and asked for her hand in marriage. Audience went “awww” but cut it short because, I suspect, they could see the woman’s face from their point of view.
“No. Just… NO!” she responded in frustration, and ran off stage crying.
The audience of about 1000 people was dead silent. Link got up, but was standing on his own cape and fell face down on the stage. His cast had already scattered backstage, and no one went to help him. He got back up, sheepishly chuckled, and limped offstage and ran past me.
Audience was still quiet. I had to get onstage and introduce the next participant and everyone pretended like nothing happened even though it was all we could think about. Normally, I made some stupid pun or joke about the previous act, but what could I say?? I still cringe so hard at this memory, I get a sinus headache just thinking about it.
Later, I found out it was one of those, “maybe I can save the relationship by proposing” blunders.