Couple Who Had Been Together One Month Fake Engagement For Free Drinks
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If you've got anything about you, then you've probably done something daft for a free drink before now - whether it's your weird party trick, or simply eating a spinach leaf out of some sick in a urinal (it was for a fiver, actually).
But a couple in the US arguably reached a more shameful low when they pretended to get engaged so people would buy their bevs.
During a trip to Atlanta last July, Adam Carroll got down on one knee in a bar and 'proposed' to girlfriend Corinne Miller - who he'd only been with for a month at the time.
The couple - from Pratville, Alabama - got the bartender and another pub-goer in on the ruse and it worked a treat, with several strangers plying them with shots. As they graduated to another bar to continue the phoney celebrations, more people bought them drinks to toast their engagement.
So if you remember buying the pair drinks in Atlanta last July, you were shafted I'm afraid. But it may (I reiterate, may) come as some consolation to you that six months down the line, Adam popped the question for real in front all of their family and friends at his birthday party - and his booze blagging accomplice said 'yes'.
Corinne, 28, said: "It has definitely been a whirlwind romance. We were best friends for eight years before we were a couple and that trip to Atlanta was actually one of the first trips we had been on together.
"We both have the exact same humour - that's one of the main components of our relationship."
Reflecting on the pretend engagement swindle, she added: "People started buying us shots and congratulating us - it was hilarious and definitely a great way to get free drinks.
"I'm happy we did it - it definitely saved us some cash so Adam could get me a real engagement ring."
So what do we reckon to the pretend proposal free drinks scheme then folks - a creative, crafty and amusing way of wangling a few tipples, or a deceptive manipulation of the goodwill of strangers?
I suppose your view will boil down to whether or not you're the kind of person who pretends it's your birthday at a restaurant in the hope of getting free cake.