Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My Engagement Story:

Grail did a great post on one of her friend's popping the question to his sweetheart and she goes on to ask "what's your engagement story?"
Since mine was a bit out of the ordinary, I thought I'd do a post on it!
So, here goes -
It was a day after my birthday and we decided to visit the Chamundi Hills - the temple to be more specific, because we couldn't go the previous day!
So, we have a great time as usual and while we were returning back, the conversation went to how my parents were looking for an "arranged" match and that none of the guys were good enough and basically all of them were morons!
The conversation that happened next is something I will never ever forget!

Me: Compatibility, understanding, trust, the ability to make conversation, love etc etc are all very important! I can't marry a guy just because he is settled in a different country and earns in Dollars and not Rupees!

After a couple of minutes of silence... (Remember, we are still ON the bike going back home!)

Hubby: So, then... will you marry me?!
Me: Huh?!!! WHAT?!!!
I'm stunned into silence...
( We were planning on going to Coffee Day before going home )
Me: Take me home! I don't wanna go to Coffee Day...
Hubby: Hey! I was joking! don't take it seriously... You will see the fun side of it after you have your coffee...

I'm silent... and we arrive at Coffee Day and place our usual orders. After the coffee arrives,
I ask him - "You were serious na? Your question, I mean..."
He looks at me and nods.
We pay the bill and I say I need time to think about it!
(I know! I was so mean to the poor guy and he told me he couldn't think straight for the next couple of days!)
The next 2 days, I'm furiously thinking - not sure about anything AND to top it, I avoid the poor guy!
Then, I told my sister - she was shocked that I hadn't said YES immediately... she told me that would be the best thing to happen EVER!!!
So, after that, I call him up and he is neck deep in work with some critical issue on hand!
I say - "You remember that question you asked me that day? My answer is yes!" and I hang up!!!!!!
Man, I was such an idiot!!! LOL

We met the next day, talked it over and held hands (You know, in that special way and not how we usually hold hands with friends!) and took a long walk and ate pani puri!
The feeling was so special and still is and from that day on till date - I go to sleep with a smile on my face knowing that the special feeling will never go away whatever may come... I know that he is really special and a great guy! :-)

We told our parents later on and then the formal engagement ceremony was held on an auspicious day and we were engaged with rings being exchanged etc etc with every one's blessings! :-)

This is my story, so do you have one too?

23 comments:

claytonia vices said...

Woww! I did know the details of this event till now!! Now I know! Of course you were an idiot... almost ;-)

Poppins said...

Oooh.. I love this post. But you didn't tell us the background. Was the hubby a best friend then? Did you know he had a crush on you? Were you secretly in love?

Do tell !

Pixie said...

@Vicky: LOL!! I was, wasn't I?!

@Poppins: Yea, he was my best friend in College. I knew he had a crush when we were studying, but then I thought it had "gone" away!! LOL! I was so surprised....
I was confused as to what exactly I was feeling for him till he actually popped the question! What is your story? :) Do tell

small squirrel said...

OK... *that* is a really really cute and nice engagement story. awwwwwww, it made me a bit senti! :)

Poppins said...

Did it. I told the story. Come see it!

Pixie said...

@Small Squirrel: :-) Go on and give your story too... I'm quite sure it's going to be very interesting... :-)

@Poppins: Lovely! your story is cute and romantic and funny... just the thing to happen to an 18 yr old!!! :-)

Moppet's Mom said...

That's such a great story! I'm on your hubby's side on this one though. :-) He must've been beating himself up those 2 days you left him hanging thinking he had blown it...

Still, happy ending, so all's well!

Pixie said...

@moppet's mom: I know! I was such an idiot, but I sooo.. totally panicked!! I feel so bad about it too... but, I did make sure I made it up to him properly later on! ;-)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

You lucky girl !! Your story is cute :)

Check out mine.

Just a grail said...

I think that is so sweet, poor guy must have thought he lost you, stuff of films actually!

noon said...

Wow - am totally enjoying this trail of engmnt stories - each one so interesting and lovely! Am soo tired now - bin such a difficutl day with the little one not sleeping at all - finally she sis and I am just sitting abck and going through the engmnt stories...Wonderful that you got to marry your best friend! Must have felt so good with the new relationship you guys had after being just friends!

Swati said...

Loved your story..new here ..u will see me again..:)

sims said...

That was sooo cute!!! :)

Pixie said...

@Grail: I was such an idiot to have done all that - now, when I think back - I have so many ways I could have changed it!! :-)
But, its still a story to remember and tell my kids! :-)

@Noon: Yup! It still feels good :-)

@Cantaloupes.Amma: Will read your story now :-)

@Swati: Thank you! And do keep visiting :-)

@Sims: Thank you! Thank you! :-)
:-)

How do we know said...

whoops!! One heartwarming post, this! loved it!
Do i have a story? Yes, but thats for another day, and after permission from the Other.

dame's diary said...

You married your best friend eh?
Lucky u :)

Jason said...

Nice post.. One for the future i would say :) and sweet with lots of the muaah muaah flavor

Nice blog..

Pixie said...

@Dame's Diary: Yup! :-)

@Jason: Thank you!

illusionaire said...

wow!!! Thats such a sweet post! Its enough to make anyone melt with tenderness and warmth :) and coming from a guy, thats a lot! Way to go hubby! :)

Ps. I've been to Chamundi hills before on one of my many class excursion tours while I was studying in Montfort, Yercaud, Salem. It didn't exactly strike me as the perfect place to propose, but then, its the moment that counts right? :)

rayshma said...

heyy pix! sorry... for getting caught up in life...
really really cute story!!! :)) and u weren't really stupid afterall, u DID say yes, u know ;)

the mad momma said...

bah! i dont believe you. how could you not know he was in love with you??? love is so obvious! okay.. i'm the wrong person to say this because i didnt figure it out myself. :) lovely story.

Pointblank said...

hey.. tat really is a cute, lovely story. I think finding ur husband in ur best friend is a blessing.

Louanna said...

Good for people to know.