Every now and then an original marriage proposal pops up on the Internet and we end up wondering, once again, where do these people get their ingenious ideas from. The following Kinder Surprise Egg scenario does not fail to impress, either.
While many men may have had the idea of hiding an engagement ring and instructions, along with a miniature version of themselves, inside a Kinder Surprise Egg, most of them probably abandoned their plan at the thought that they might face the police, the F.B.I. and the N.S.A. later on. Obviously, this refers only to American men, since importing these chocolate snacks is illegal only in the U.S., as far as I know, because of the choking risk posed by the minuscule parts.
This is pretty much a nostalgic post, as the engagement in question happened over nine years ago, at a time when most probably the Kinder Surprise eggs weren’t banned. Lori, the one who received the surprise egg (and what a surprise it was!), retells about how her future husband – Matthew – set the stage for the big moment.
“Matthew had been up late “working” for many nights, which is the norm, but this time his real reason for burning the midnight oil was this incredible creation.
We used to buy Kinder Surprise Egg candies for each other all the time. If you aren’t familiar, it is a chocolate egg that contains a tiny, whimsical toy with assembly instructions inside. They are so much fun — maybe too much fun — sadly, the US banned them from import a few years ago.
Matthew painstakingly took apart the chocolate egg and replaced the toy inside with a small robot figure and illustrated instructions on how to assemble him into a tiny MatthewBot on bended knee. Also inside was my amazing ring! He then reassembled and rewrapped the egg to look virtually untouched.”
The only thing that is a bit unclear to me is… Should this interpreted as proof of cowardice? Matthew’s way of popping the question was undoubtedly geeky and innovative, but he actually passed the responsibility to the MatthewBot found inside the egg. For Lori’s sake, I hope he also used verbal communication for asking her the big question, not just plastic parts and instructions. Of course, this does not mean that I don’t appreciate the effort, the creativity and the overall brilliant idea that Matthew came up with for asking the love of his life whether she wants to grow old beside him.
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