My lovely 18yo daughter had an unusual marriage proposal about a month+a half ago
We were walking out of the parking lot,towards a mall in the provincial capital,when we saw 2 cops approaching. The oldest cop,old enough to be my
daughter's father,stopped dead in his tracks and said:"Excuse me! please wait!"
So we looked at him questioningly but he seemed lost for words for a bit,he was staring at my daughter with his jaw just about hanging open.
Then he said:"This is The most beautiful girl i have ever seen!!" while still staring at my daughter like a hypnotised person. He then asked us if we
were foreign tourists. I said "No we're South Africans" He said:"Really?! you are only South African? you look like you're from overseas."
Then he asked me:"Are you her mother?" and i replied yes.But the tone of his voice,his face,it was like he'd just ran into Angelina Jolie in the
Then he said to us,mostly addressing me,while being unable to take his eyes off my daughter:" Please,i can maybe marry your daughter,please? I have a
Lot of cattle,i can guarantee you that"
We were giggling by this time and my daughter said:"Thanks very much for the lovely compliment,but i do not want to marry anyone yet"
I said then,that we had to go,my husband and son was waiting at the restaurant,and we walked off,leaving him still gasping and making sounds of wonder
See the cop was black,and in my country there is the practise of "paying Lobola/ilobolo" Which means a man will approach a young woman's parents and
pay them a certain amount of cows,the suitor and the girl's parents will discuss till they concur on the amount of cattle to be paid.
I got a lot of mileage out of that-whenever our red meat is finished,i say to her:"See if you weren't being so difficult about the nuptials to the
fine cop gentleman,we'd be having steak now!"