A romantic candlelight proposal at night on campus seems like a good idea. But, when you finally get that heart shape just right and have what you’re going to say to her all planned out, you realize that you forgot to account for one important fact — security guards’ lack of sentimentality.
A Zhengzhou Institute of Finance and Economics student didn’t have his proposal rejected; he had it extinguished. Before the love of his life could show up to see the glowing heart he had built for her on the campus sidewalk, that symbol of their love was unceremoniously snuffed out by a fire extinguisher wielded by campus security.
Now you see it.
Now you don’t.
The exact same thing happened last month at a university in Guangxi. When will these crazy kids learn to stop trying to steal the guards’ favorite gal?
Just like last time, Chinese Weibo users have speculated that the object of the guy’s affections was actually behind the extinguishing. Many netizens said that she, like them, was likely tired of these kind of awkward public proposals that have become so common around China.
“Only guys think this kind of thing is really romantic,” commented one Weibo user, receiving over 10,000 likes in support.
Sometimes public proposals work out for the guys. Other times, they don’t. Either way, they just keep on trying.
[Images via Weibo]
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