Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., July 29
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Going to the Chapel
My girlfriend just got back from Maryland, where she was taking care of a sick relative. And this made me think of something that happened in that area earlier this month.
Now, you hear about wedding proposals with airplanes that fly the banner that says "Will you Marry Me?" This proposal involved a helicopter. And not in a good way.
A couple was hiking a rugged trail at Great Falls, a popular spot at the Potomac River. And well, it is called Great Falls. And that's exactly what the woman did.
She fell and lost consciousness, after he proposed.
She slipped 10 feet down a cliff, and the helicopter was brought in to rescue her.
The weirdest way this story was reported happened on the local news. They teased it with the male talking head saying "We'll tell you her answer next."
And when they came back from commercials and did the story, they never did tell us if the woman accepted the proposal. So their goofy cute line wasn't even appropriate on that level.
And it makes me wonder if the copywriters are sitting there saying "What jokes can we come up with? He gave her a rock, then fell from a rock. No, what else?"
Although, had she said no and then fallen from a cliff, I'm guessing the authorities would've had a few questions for the guy.
One courtship on the other end of the coast, in L.A., never got to the point of a proposal. In fact, it really didn't get off the ground.
The guy that was doing the wooing, was fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service just for asking the woman out.
She was the sister of fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander. The guy that asked her out, Alvin Dymally, was on the jury for a trial involving her brother and a rape and sexual assault charges on models.
Apparently, that's contempt of court. Come on! We all hate jury duty. At least if you let us date our fellow jurors, or the defendants and defendants relatives, it'll give us something to look forward to. I'm already thinking of a reality show that could be called "Wapner and Wollery -- Love Connection Behind Bars".
Back to the case: I'm not sure how he got Sanjana's phone number. He supposedly passed a note in the cafeteria. And she was charged with contempt as well.
I'm guessing that means she accepted the date and wasn't the one that reported him.
If he ever proposes, he should do it in a courthouse. He could say he has to go in for some traffic violation, and when they put their items in that plastic basket that goes thru the X-ray machine, the ring could be sitting there as it comes out the other end.
That would be romantic.
I'm guessing the brother wouldn't be able to attend the nuptials.