Monday was our engagement anniversary so I decided to share our engagement story…Wherever Perrino and I are, crazy things happen!
21 November 2015 wasn’t the original engagement plan…at least not Perrino’s. Two years earlier, unknown to me, Perrino had purchased an engagement ring. He told a handle full of people, and hid the ring. As I was doing washing, being the AWESOME girlfriend I am (this is the part where you clap for my awesomeness, lol), I decided to get the clothing out of his gym bag. Now…Perrino’s the type of person that tuckss his socks in his shoes, so knowing this I stuck my hand in. Well, there was no sock…but there was a little box.
I immediately knew what it was…I am sure I sat on the floor for about an hour or so debating whether I should tell him or not. Making lists in my head of reasons to tell him and reasons to just put it back and act like it never happened.
The one thing I’ve always treasured in a relationship is honesty. So I told him. I never opened the box and till this day I don’t know what the ring looked like. Needless to say Perrino wasn’t impressed. ‘Who does that?’ he shouted at me. Yes, what girlfriend decides to wash her boyfriends dirty gym clothes. How dare I. Lol. I felt so bad though.
Perrino then decided that he would ‘hide it better’. I didn’t find it but someone else did. A few months had past and he called me one day and said ‘Your ring is gone’. Pretending to be shocked because what I thought he was really saying was ‘The proposal’s coming…soon’. He said ‘The box is here but the ring isn’t.’ My acting skills went into high gear ‘Oh my hat, really?’
So for months I walked around waiting for this proposal…it never happened. The ring was actually stolen. (Y ou can laugh, it’s okay.) The owner of his flat had left the spare key for Perrino’s flat lying around and the gardener decided to help himself to Perrino’s belongings.
So due to an honest mistake and someone else’s lack of respect for another’s property, I had two wait another two years to get engaged.
The second proposal didn’t happen has he had planned either. He sent me to get my nails and hair done, I looked fabulous, darling! His initial plan was after Lize’s concert that Saturday and he would call me on stage and do the proposal in front of everyone. Unfortunately, Perrino suffers from epilepsy and had a seizure. He was down the entire day and more important than the proposal not happening, we missed the concert.
We eventually got engaged in the privacy of his flat, over a Wimpy breakfast and the ring hidden in a bunch of 24 long stemmed roses.
On the bright side, besides the fact that we are now married, I also submitted our story for a competition regarding engagement horror stories and won. It kinda balanced out. Hahahaha! Perrino being Perrino takes credit for winning the competition and says it was all part of his plan.