Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Humiliation: Man proposes to girlfriend with the help of 99 iPhones, still gets rejected


Can you put a price on love? What about a price on being humiliated in ways that will scar you for the rest of your life? As The Nanfang reports, one man has found that the price for both of these things is 99 iPhone 6 units...
With “Singles’ Day” looming in China (Nov. 11), one man thought the time was right to try to tie the knot with his girlfriend, preventing them both from having to participate in any future 11/11 festivities.
As a keystone of the young programmer’s marriage proposal were 99 iPhones 6’s placed on the ground and arranged in the form of a heart. The setup, as reported by The Nanfang, cost the love-bitten chap two years’ salary (about $82,000).
But that evidently wasn’t enough. She said no. Siri, how do you mend a broken heart?

The man, who lives in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, apparently spent ¥500,000 (~USD $85,000) to buy 99 iPhone 6 models that he then used to create a giant heart in a parking lot where he would surprise his would-be bride with a proposal. To add to the drama, he also brought a bunch of his friends to stand around the heart and watch him propose.
Unfortunately, it looks as though these romantic gestures weren’t enough to woo his beloved because she walked away and left him standing in the middle of the heart looking extremely dejected.
The Nanfang points out that there is some good news in this for the rejected man: Demand for the iPhone 6 is still off the charts and he should have no trouble recouping his investment by selling them online.

But of course, with a bushel of iPhones that size, we’re not convinced he has any real reason to feel too bummed. According to a recent survey, one in five men would actually rather have an iPhone 6 than a girlfriend. And that number is even up from last year’s survey about the iPhone 5s, where one in eight said they would forgo the soft touch of a woman for a new Touch ID-equipped Apple phone.
So, whether our crestfallen man ends up hawking these phones one by one to make back big bucks, or just decides that 99 Siris are better than one real wife, we get the sense that he’ll be OK in the end. Remember, it’s better to have loved and lost 99 iPhones than never to have loved at all.

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