Normally on an exchange day, which only happened two or three times a year, she would be indulging in a bag of nacho cheese Doritos and a pint of Ben & Jerry's, instead of wine, but the whole break up thing found her unprepared. She did have a birthday party she could have gone to, but it was for the brother of a guy with whom a friend had been trying to fix her up and after a few glasses of wine and covered in white cat hair, she was even LESS interested than she'd been when she met him a few weeks before.
This friend, however, being a good friend, checked in on her via text and got a pretty whiny, tipsy girl who was super annoyed she had no ice cream. The friend offered to take her to get some, but this girl knew that this would somehow find her dressed in black, covered in cat hair, tipsy, and at a 40th birthday party. UMM... Yeah, NO!
This did however, plant the idea in her tipsy mind that she NEEDED that ice cream. She got the genius idea to text a new acquaintance, one she'd met through a friend, who was very newly separated. She knew he wasn't interested in anything and was still hoping to get back together with his wife, but he had brought a pizza to her house one other time to hang out with the mutual friend, who was currently out of town. In her tipsy mind, this was PERFECT, because she figured he might just want some "safe" company on a Saturday night.
Poor guy, having recently moved out of his house, she caught him furniture shopping with his soon-to-be-ex, so they could mutually decide who would keep what and purchase any new items from their joint account. He did, however, gallantly offer to bring over ice cream on Sunday night!
The girl went to bed and woke up the next morning feeling like an idiot, but after a few quick texts, initiated by the guy, they decided they were still on for that night: Ice cream and movie.
With the spoon hanging from her mouth, she looked up to find said boyfriend on his knee, with a small red box in his hands, in front of the couch.
"What are you doing!?!?" she asked, "I'm all dirty and have a spoon in my mouth!"
"I don't care, " he said, "I love you! Will you marry me?"
Of course, she said yes!