Everyone knew we were heading for marriage. So I bought a beautiful engagement ring that set me back a pretty penny. That weekend, we drove up to Santa Barbara and stayed in this little Bed and Breakfast that had cozy rooms with fireplaces. The fireplace was lit, the champagne was on ice, and I knelt down on one knee and proposed. She looked me straight in the eyes and said "no." I was shocked. Then it I was pissed. I showed her the engagement ring and asked, "Then what in the hell am I supposed to do with this?" Her eyes bugged open and then she laughed. "Of course I will, dummy," she said. "I just wanted to punish you for waiting so long."