Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Taking The Plunge And Stealing The Limelight



I am a romantic fool, I am. I love grand gestures, I love, love.


HOWEVER.

I read this yesterday, and rolled my eyes like a baton twirler on acid.


Over the weekend, a Chinese female diver won an Olympic silver, a fantastic achievement, a wonderful win that she will quite rightly remember forever.

and then,



whilst, she was receiving her medal, her boyfriend proposed to her.

Now, as I said, I love grand gestures, but can a woman just BREATHE? Can she not have her moment to receive her medal AND on a separate occasion been proposed to?

Genuinely, we don't have a limit on fantastic occasions that we can have. We have the mental capacity to be happy MORE THAN ONCE.

If that guy was my friend and he told me he planned to propose to his girlfriend on the podium, I would slap him and tell him not to be so goddamn selfish. He is taking HER MOMENT, and making it all about him.

I can imagine, ten years from now, she is reminiscing about her medal win and he pops up and says, "That was the day I proposed to you, remember? Remember?"


Now she may be over the moon that he has proposed, and I hope they will be very very happy together, but there is no getting away from the fact that, he took a moment, HER MOMENT, and took it away from her.

I think that is unforgivable.


What about you?





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16 comments

  1. Yep, unforgivable. Not only to her, but what about the woman who won gold? Can anyone name her? Has anyone seen press about her? No, it's all about some man who had to make it aaaalllll about himself. I'd be spitting feathers if I was any of the women involved.

    Plus, as proposals go, it was ball achingly awkward.

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    1. I don't think she looked at all impressed, do you?

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  2. THIS. Maybe he genuinely thought it would be a really sweet thing to do, but the sense of entitlement in thinking that was a moment he could steam in and hijack is staggering. Let the girl enjoy her medal in peace!
    ~ Kate xx

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    1. PREAAAAAAAAAAAACH. With you all the way on this

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  3. I would be FUMING. He might have thought it was cute or whatever but this is the biggest moment in her career to date - just let her live it, enjoy it and have her moment to celebrate everything she's worked for. He has totally stolen her thunder and has thrown her into the media limelight for the proposal, not her achievement.

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  4. It's flash and feeling I think it's ok

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  5. Completely agree with you lot. I'd have politely said Can we discuss this later please? Now piss off for the moment, It's MY moment! She seems too nice a lady to do this though.

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  6. Not sure I agree, give the guy a little credit, perhaps he knows her a little better than you do. Not saying he was right, but every couple is different, perhaps they had agreed that they would get married if she won a medal? For me when I proposed to my wife I knew that the last thing she would want would be a big public display for me to propose, so i did it when we were alone at home. Some women I've spoken to have told me that they would rather a grand gesture. Just my opinion anyway!

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    1. Oh I love a grand gesture but this was an achievement in its own right. My husband would let me enjoy my moment for what it is and not overshadow it with anything else

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  7. I'd have shoved him in the pool!

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  8. I think know I'd say 'no', that would serve him right. Selfish git.

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  9. Totally agree. And if for whatever reason the relationship breaks down then that awesome moment of her winning an Olympic medal is forever tarred by memories of her ex.

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  10. I agree totally - and to me this is just proves that men dont think the way women do. Limelight stolen (from more than 1 athlete) and not the right romantic moment AT ALL!
    As you said, let people have lots of special moments, not try rolling several of them into 1!

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