A look at issues of today: Proposal via cow sets standards

PUBLISHED: 12:00 08 September 2018


Things are going well in my lovelife at the moment but taking the next step can be difficult. These days there’s such pressure on having an Instagram-worthy marriage proposal.

As my mind wanders onto the subject of how to propose (not quite yet, calm down) I noticed a story of a man who asked for a hand in marriage in a very interesting way.

Chris Gospel asked Eilidh Fraser to be his wife by writing “Will you marry me?” on the side of a cow.

That’s brave. If anyone saw him doing that the best outcome is that he’d be considered a weird graffiti artist, the worst is that he’d look like he wanted to marry the cow.

When she saw it he got down on one knee and waited for her answer.

Thankfully she was happy with this.

I’m not sure most people would be. It’s a strange imagery. You can hardly say to your partner, “I don’t know why, I just think of cows whenever I think about marrying you.”

The cow, who was called Curlytop, was Eilidh’s favourite cow, because we all have one of those. So it was actually a thoughtful act.

The groom-to-be said: “Eilidh turned round and I went down on one knee and she said yes.”

So brave. If you are in a field with cows you’d want to check first before you kneel down or you could be getting more than you bargained for.

While that is a beautiful gesture and a proposal that will be remembered forever I have one worry.

I want to know if they washed the writing off the cow afterwards.

I often go for nice walks with my other half and if we were to walk past some livestock that has a proposal painted on it things are going to get very awkward.

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