We're raised to believe in romantic gestures. Hey, it worked for John Cusack, it should work for us normals, eh?
But alas, life is not a romantic comedy. Often it is neither romantic, nor even a comedy.
A recent AskReddit had people sharing real stories of times they tried to create their own Hollywood ending at it hardly ever works out.
But still: To me, they are perfect.
A girl I knew in middle school stabbed two people with a pencil for talking about me behind my back. She was upset when I didn't thank her
I was dating this girl for like 1 month. We had a conversation about much we loved 'The Lion King'. It was playing in theaters at the time - Disney rereleased it in 3D (this is like 3 years ago). So we went to see it and had a great time. After the movie we bonded in our love for the character Scar.
The next weekend we made plans to hang out again. We were sitting in my basement and she told me she had a surprise for me. She sat on my lap with her back facing me and told me to lift up her shirt. I did, only to find that she went and got a fairly large tattoo of Scar from The Lion King. It was hideous. I was very freaked out. I knew it would make it harder to break up with her.