When she saw the ring, there at the bottom of her drink, her eyes went wide. As you’d expect them to.
It had been the perfect romantic meal, topped by a grand romantic gesture, and for a moment she couldn’t believe it. couldn’t believe it was happening to her. Her mouth worked silently as she tried to put together what she was seeing, tried to force words out against their will, to respond to what was laying there, before her, at the bottom of the glass, but it was all too much to process.
I thought she was going to cry, maybe she thought that too, for a few seconds, but she blinked back the tears, shook her head, and looked up into the eyes of the man she loved.
“Yes.” She finally whispered, “Oh God yes. Of course I will!”
And that’s when his eyes went wide.
And as he started sputtering and stammering that none of this had anything to do with him, and the perfect romantic moment they’d shared began its descent into the fight that would surely threaten the very foundation of their relationship, I watched from the nearby side stand, doing my best not to giggle.
The fake engagement ring wasn’t even that expensive.
It was totally worth what I’d paid.
Being a waiter isn’t the most rewarding job a man can have, indeed there are days when I think it might break me, body and spirit.
Still, Valentine’s Day makes it all worthwhile…