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I'm Engaged!  
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Just a self gloss.... I proposed yesterday to the woman of my dreams at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We are having such a great time. Well, about time to head off to dinner.


Cheers

Chris


Christopher W Slovacek
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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Being engaged only means one thing: That you have to give back gifts you've received from the partner in case you do not marry.

Do not throw away any receipts.


        


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 1):
Being engaged only means one thing: That you have to give back gifts you've received from the partner in case you do not marry.

And in what world does that ever happen?


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7204 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Gonna beat Doc to this one:

How romantic, on top of the eiffel tower though  I hope you and the soon-to-be Mrs. DFWHeavy (oh god that sounds bad) have a wonderful life!



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 2):
And in what world does that ever happen?

In ours.

To be engaged is a promise to marry. And promises can be broken.

Being engaged is, in law, only one thing - a safeguard against making fruitless expenses, for example for making gifts and organizing the marriage celebration.


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Thread starter):
I proposed yesterday to the woman of my dreams at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

You fool...I'm sorry, I meant "Congratulations! I wish you both all the best!"
:D



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8788 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Congrats...




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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19389 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
Gonna beat Doc to this one:

Nooooooo!!!   

Well, I was raised Jewish and we consider it very bad luck to congratulate someone on an "incomplete occasion," for lack of a better word. An engagement or a pregnancy or any other "work in progress."

So instead of cursing you with congratulations, I will wish you the best of luck and all the happiness in the world!


User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2711 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

If you're still in Paris and what bar, bistro or restaurant tips, let me know.... and BTW, congratulations!


When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1443 times:
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I'm going to refrain from the way of the rabble, and not offer up any witticisms or silly take on this. I am only going to say that it's great news, and I'm happy for you. Enjoy this magical time.


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User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2057 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 2):
And in what world does that ever happen?

Can happen. A guy I knew cancelled the engagement and asked for the ring back.


Anyway, congratulations. You could do worse than the Eiffer Tower.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12339 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Well done, DFWHeavy!

Best of luck to the two of you!



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8188 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Congrats!   

As someone who enjoys being married I'll wish you all the happiness I have enjoyed over the past 44 years.


User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Congratulations. Prepare yourself for the playbook   Just nod and say yes to most of the things she wants for the wedding . Anything you disagree with , come up with a good alterative.


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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Quoting Rara (Reply 10):

Can happen. A guy I knew cancelled the engagement and asked for the ring back.

That's a little different than returning all the gifts you were given by friends and family.


User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

Thanks everyone for the congrats and well wishes. We just went out for another nice dinnerat Le Bistrot Paul Bert, which is featured on one of Anthony Bourdaine's shows. A little off the beaten track fr most visitors but mouthwateringly onderful.


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2308 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 14):

These are the relevant provisions in our civil law:

http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/210/a91.html

http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/210/a92.html

I sometimes get confused looks when I explain to friends the legal implications of being engaged. They just think it's normal to be engaged, because, err, it's part of marriage.


Anyway - good luck to DFWHeavy and his counterpart!


David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1627 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

The Eiffel tower is pretty tall....just saying...   

congrats      



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 16):

These are the relevant provisions in our civil law:

Ah I thought you meant you had to give the gifts back to the people who gave them to you, my mistake.


User currently offlinefraspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2343 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Best of luck to you and the ole' ball n' ch... I mean your fiance.  


"Drunks run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 947 times:

Haha.. thanks again everyone.. finally made it home and back to the grind of work.

We are two peas in a pod and I'm excited to see how the rest of our life plays out. Now I get to plan and book a Wedding destination and/or Honeymoon for next year. This is the exciting part for me  



Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 902 times:

May I suggest Bermuda. Heaven on Earth. I went there for my honeymoon.


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User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 898 times:

You certainly can suggest Bermuda. I will definitely look into it and it isn't too far.


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlinefraspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2343 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 20):
We are two peas in a pod and I'm excited to see how the rest of our life plays out. Now I get to plan and book a Wedding destination and/or Honeymoon for next year. This is the exciting part for me

haha yes! The future wife plans the wedding and the current aviation geek (aren't we all? ) gets to plan the getaway. Bermuda, St. Maarten (though I do believe the bride might be competing with Maho beach for your attention... lol), Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands are all within a short distance of the US. Or there's Tahiti, Seychelles, Brazil, Canary Islands, etc. if you're looking for something a bit further away (though not necessarily more expensive if you do your homework). Best of luck to you.



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