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The proposer took the unusual step of using bed sheets (Image: Getty )
A marriage proposal scrawled on a bed sheet and hung on a fence in a town has been brutally shot down by a very unusual response from the intended.
Forgoing the traditional down on one knee, the unlucky in love person put up a large white bed sheet in Elgin, Scotland, this week which read: “Will you marry me, Rachel?”
But hopes of a happily-ever-after seem to have gone up in flames after a respondent, presumably Rachel, made an allegation against the proposer that made it impossible for her to accept.
Using another bedsheet hung next to the original, Racel wrote: “No!!! You slept with my brother.”
The unfortunate reply presumably has put any dreams of nuptials off for the foreseeable future, the Mirror reports.
The proposal was not made in a traditional way (Image: Getty )
Local Garry Jamieson said of the public spat: “So who is the lucky Rachel? I hope she said yes.”
Leni Roy joked: “Was wondering if her brother will give his blessing.” And Susan Ritchie added: “Who said romance was dead.”
The reply was not the last of the saga however as a third bed sheet later appeared. However, instead of continuing the will she/won’t she saga, instead it simply read: “Happy 40th Sandi.”
Ben Dodds quipped of the messages: “That fence sees more bedding than Dunelm.”
Last month it was reported a woman was left in tears when her boyfriend decided to propose to her while she was trying to take care of her children after a long day of work.
The lovelorn fella seemingly did not understand the phrasing “will you marry me?” as a normal question you’d ask anybody wasn’t the romantic gesture she wanted.
Using bed sheets to declare their love didn’t pay off (Image: Getty )
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In a post on Reddit, she said: “The first time he proposed I was pregnant and well aware he was planning it. He even told me that he had finally gotten the ring sized. I came home with my other two kids and in the middle of me talking to them he asked ‘Will you marry me?’.
“We said this from time to time just being sweet so I laughed and said of course while continuing to handle my children who were being difficult. He then pulled out the ring. I was instantly upset but tried to act happy.
“There was just no thought into it whatsoever. No dinner, no cute event, not even maybe my kids holding up a cute sign. I just wanted SOMETHING. Just in the middle of me parenting my children after a long day of work. It hurt.”
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