9:46pm Wednesday 29th February 2012
By Judith Middleton
Now I know that there’s lots of nonsense talked about women proposing to men on 29th February.
I’ve even heard that traditionally if the man refuses the lady then he has to pay her a sum of money and buy her a pair of gloves (to hide the bare wedding finger presumably). Of course, money and gloves could well be considerably cheaper than accepting, only to make a big mistake and have to come up with a divorce settlement later.
Leap Day or not, however, I was quite amazed to find this message in my inbox tonight: “On this the most special of days,” it read, “We want to give you a free mug…. All fully completed proposals accepted!”
© Copyright 2001-2013 Newsquest Media Group