Kate Middleton and Prince William's recent trip to Klosters is probably the most discussed ski trip in the history of ski trips. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. The speculation has provided material for The Kate Middleton Report that otherwise would have been non-existent had the couple just decided to stay at home. But enough is enough.
The engagement rumours are not new. They seem to have a pattern to them. Case in point. Christmas 2007? Instead Kate got a pair of fake diamond earrings. When Kate turned 26 her birthday was the perfect opportunity for William to propose. When that didn't pan out, Valentine's Day became the key occasion. This year we had a leap year when Kate could have taken the ball into her own hands. When that didn't pan out, the Klosters trip, while not leading to a proposal itself, was seen as sure evidence of an imminent one. If it doesn't happen any time soon, well there's always Christmas 2008. And on and on it goes.
While people seem to focus on Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day or the couple simply standing beside each other, there are other important proposal opportunities to consider:
January 13th: Make your dream come true day. It would make all of us so happy!
February 15th: National Singles Day. Kate has no doubt marked many of these without even realizing it.
March 9th: National Panic Day. Christmas and Valentine's day have passed, might as well bite the bullet.
April 2nd: National reconciliation day. Prince William, don't drop the ball this time.
May 1st: May Day. Spring is coming, love is in the air. What a lovely opportunity!
June 1st: Flip a coin day. Heads William proposes, tails Kate kicks him to the curb.
July 14th: Pandemonium Day. You can't mark this day without a reason.
July 26th: All or nothing day. This should be self-explanatory, there's no middle ground on this day..no grey area...
August 25th: Kiss and make up day. William, you're lucky Kate is giving you another chance.
August 27th: Just because day. Why not? Other than our respect, what do you have to lose?
September 6th: Fight procrastination day. William, make a decision, take action, just do it! We'll be happy you did.
October 18th: Sweetest Day. It will be even sweeter if you propose William.
November 13th: Sadie Hawkins Day. Don't' bother running William, you can't escape.
December 31st: Make up your mind day. William, just do it!
There you have it. No need to thank me. Well, you can always invite me to the wedding...
© Marilyn Braun 2008
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