Congratulations to the couple I saw getting engaged in front of the Davis Square T station tonight

I was walking out of the T station tonight on my way home. I turned my head to the left, and saw a young woman on the bench under the wisteria, a young man in a suit in front of her holding up a little black box. In that split second thought, “no, it can’t be”, but then I lip-read her saying “yes!” and taking his face in her hands and giving him a big smooch.

I wanted to cheer, but thought better of it.

But I had a big stupid grin for the rest of the walk home.

So, congratulations, kids! Know that I wanted to cheer, but thought better of it!

4 thoughts on “Congratulations to the couple I saw getting engaged in front of the Davis Square T station tonight”

  1. When I proposed to my wife in New York, a woman passing by stopped and called out in a loud voice, “Was that a proposal? Did I just witness a proposal?” Six years later it’s still one of the things we remember best about that day, and it still makes us laugh.

  2. Ahhhhhh, you big softie.

    If there had been a crowd I’m sure you could have gotten a round of applause going. That’s something they’d always remember.

  3. I figured that proposing in a semi-public place meant they might not care about being seen, or maybe they wanted a crowd. But I know I proposed to Terri in a semi-public place that had some meaning for us, and I didn’t really want other people around, so it was some tricky maneuvering to time it right.

    There wasn’t a crowd around, really, so, it was sort of ambiguous about whether or not they wanted people to watch.

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