People usually think that public proposals are really romantic. To be fair, if done when the other party is willing, it can be. However, public proposals more often than not, tend to put pressure on them instead.
This Vietnamese lady had to undergo an embarrassing public proposal by a person she had no interest in. In addition to it being tacky, the crowd was clearly cajoling her to accept the man’s offer. Talk about peer pressure!
The proposal had apparently been planned as a surprise. Although the exact location is unknown, a sign in the back reads “Vietnam Airlines”. The lady had not been prepared but knew something was up when the crowd started cheering. She was approached by a well-groomed man in a white suit holding a large money bouquet. The slight smile on her face noticeably fell when she noticed him and she stepped back as he came closer.
Another clip showed him confidently saying something to her, presumably his proposal, as the crowd cheered and shouted their approval. In contrast, the woman looked stony-faced and upset. She could be seen responding to him and shaking her head slightly. Undeterred, the man came closer and tried to take her hand. The lady was quick to pull it out of his grasp, a clear sign she wanted nothing to do with him.
The lady started fiddling with her phone as the crowd started chanting. Although she had already given her answer, it seemed the man wouldn’t accept her “no”. Upset, she tried to walk away. However, the person filming the proposal tried to stop her by grabbing her shoulder. Still, she remained determined to leave although the crowd’s dissatisfaction at how things had turned out could be heard. Finally at the end of her wits, she flung her water bottle down near the man and stormed off.
Most netizens were unhappy with the incident. One pointed out that it was “public harassment“. Another stated: “(The) money bouquet trend is the worst thing to ever come out of SE Asia.” Additionally, there were comments claiming that the woman had rejected the man in private. “If comments are true that she’s already rejected him (a few) times, not only is it embarrassing for them both but he’s also demonising the girl in public,” one observed.
However, there were some comments which supported the guy. “At least this handsome man can have peace although she rejected him,” one read. “He’ll be able to move on knowing he did his best. Respect. She lost a good man.” Another comment stated, “Darn man got embarrassed, but why (is) she so mean to him though?” A few joked that the guy didn’t gift her enough cash in the money bouquet. However, some alleged the scene was an act.
Well, on the bright side, this lady certainly knows what she’s looking for in a guy! Hopefully she finds someone who’s willing to listen to her as a partner in the future.