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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

image for Fan Proposes at Hockey Game, Ends up with Fractured Jaw
All the action wasn't on the ice.

The best of the action was in the stands at Madison Square Garden on the weekend. A hopeless romantic had arranged for his marriage proposal to be flashed on the big screen near the scoreboard. His girlfriend, who was sitting next to him in the stands, was neither amused nor impressed.

She was so incensed by the invasion of privacy that she screamed at him for a few minutes, then stormed out of the arena. Her stunned and well-meaning boyfriend ran after her and was unlucky enough to trip on the steps and fall flat on his face. He ended up with a fractured jaw.

Released from the hospital a few hours later, the man was trying to be philosophical about the incident. Unable to say more than a few words because of the injury to his jaw, he did manage to mutter, "She could have just said NO. You know, in a nice way."

He said he was heading for his local bookstore, hoping to return for a refund the book, "101 Unique Ways to Ask for Her Hand," he had bought the day before. Rubbing his injured jaw, he said, "That book should come with a warning. Something like: Follow this advice at your own risk."

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