I was walking down First Avenue in Seattle a while back and a tacky flashing neon sign drew my attention to a rundown brick building. A picture of a giant hand seemed a little out of place in front of what I assumed was some kind of strip joint. I inspected a little closer and noticed E.E. Robbins and that the flashing 'Vacancy' sign was hovering somewhere over a ring finger.
Yes that's right ladies, if you're looking to get engaged, all you need to do is take your fella for a stroll and he'll notice this massive sign and say 'hey, wait a minute, that hand kind of looks like yours - we'd better go buy a ring!'
EE Robbins is the author a successful book called 'Popping The Question Seattle Style', which I'm sure doesn't include lines like:
"Honey, would you let me fill that vacancy on your ring finger?"
"I was walking past this shop the other day and impulsively ducked in and grabbed a nice ring for you".
I mean, come on, us guys can come up with romantic ideas on our own. I'm also sure that ladies want a guy to shop around at a few places and really think about which engagement ring would be the right one.
For nervous guys that take the leap and fork over for a ring but don't think they are cool enough to win over their potential fiancee on their own, EE Robbins offers an extra special service called 'The Proposer'. A guy in a black suit oozing style will hand-deliver your ring to a given location at a given time for that extra wow-factor.
I wonder if G would have gone for any of this...