I had planned to propose to Jessica in my 1968 Impala SS convertible. I visioned pulling into a park with birds singing and flowers blooming. When I picked her up I had a dozen red roses and the ring in the trunk. Jessica asked to put something in the trunk. I snapped and said "stay out of my trunk !". She then asked to go to a local mall....one with a car theft reputation. I immediately got more tense. All the money I had in the world was that car and the ring. Needless to say we ran through the mall and she was very upset with me. She turnt her back and said "take me home". I pleaded for her not to be mad at me and I had my reasons. She wouldn't hear it. Finally I couldn't handle it anymore. I pretended to have a "car issue " and pulled into a busy strip mall parking lot. I got out of the car went to the trunk got the roses and ring and proposed there on one knee. I have had the car now for 22 years and we have been married 20 years....both the car and the marriage are running strong.