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Sometimes men do things we can't understand. It's not their fault. Their brains work in mysterious man ways. One lovable idiot, Reddit user sesto, keeps getting himself into situations that look like he's about to propose to his girlfriend, even though he's actually not. Why he thought this wouldn't seem like a proposal is beyond us:

Last week my girlfriend and I went on vacation in Stowe, Vermont. We decided to go for a walk. As we were walking, we came across this large open field with a stage in the middle of it.

ME: Oh they must have weddings here. This is really neat!

She points to a bunch of flower petals on the ground

HER: Oh yeah! Cool!

I start humming that classic wedding tune as we walk hand in hand down the field

ME: da-da-DA-DA da-da-DUH-DA!

We finally get to the stage, which is empty aside from two chairs and a small box.

ME: Woah, a ring box! Someone must have left it here.

I bend down to pick up the box. My girlfriend stands in COMPLETE SILENCE looking shocked. On one knee, with a ring box in my hand, I open the box facing my girlfriend to reveal-- an empty ring box

ME: See? Huh, too bad it's empty! Still pretty neat though.

HER: ...

I suddenly realize everything I just did and what it must have looked like

ME: Oh....Oh...Shit. Sorry.

HER: I hate you.

Oops. I ended up keeping the ring box though...it was pretty neat.