Saturday, October 03, 2015

Lauren Mayberry doesn't want your proposals

Somebody called out a proposal during Chvrches in London. Lauren didn't fan herself and say yes:

"Come on! What's the hit rate on that? When you go into public places and ask women you don't know if they want to wed you. Does that work out well for you, sir?" Lauren lightheartedly enquired.

She went on: "Also, I assume because you're here that you know a bit about our band. I'm very grumpy. I don't want that shit.

"Thank you everybody else and sorry for shaming that one person - but if nobody tells you, you're never going to know."
It's probable that the guy wasn't actually expecting his proposal to be considered seriously - although it's lovely to think that maybe he did, and the wings had been a small mariachi band, a sommelier carrying champagne, and a dog with gift-wrapped ring in his mouth, all waiting for a signal from the guy to come in when Lauren said 'yes'. Seconds after the proposal flopped, all these people would have been milling about mumbling "we better still be paid for this".

It's also amusing that Lauren assumes that this wasn't just a bloke who was infatuated with her, specifically, to the point of inappropriateness, but she assumed he must make a habit of going about issuing proposals willy-nilly. "I don't even know why I'm still tearing strips off you, you've probably already gone over to the bar to ask the manager to marry you."