DailyMail- A young man's marriage proposal to his girlfriend in the middle of a Texas freeway has gained him an army of critics online for being 'selfish' and 'idiotic'.
In a video posted to Instagram, Vidal Valladares Navas of Houston is seen bending down on one knee in the middle of the I-45 freeway surrounded by several friends and family members as he asks his girlfriend Michelle Wycoff, 23, to marry him.
The video appears to have been taken at a busy time of the day as the freeway appears jam packed with cars containing increasingly annoyed drivers - who eventually drown out Vidal's proposal with a chorus of car horns.
'I just wanted to do something different,' Vidal explained to The Houston Chronicle.
The recorded moment was the result of meticulous planning, which first involved Vidal telling Michelle that they were going to a party, which never existed, and went about taking her there via the freeway.
The pair had gone on a motorcycle ride on the I-45 for their second date, and Michelle had said that it was one of her favorite spots.
Lock him up. Throw away the key. Not just because he had the ill-conceived idea to shut down highway traffic, during what appears to be one the busier parts of the day, but because he undoubtedly had to ignore sound advice from family and friends to do so. There's no way every person that helped in making this happen agreed with it's premise. I refuse to believe he has that many enablers in his inner circle. I'm sure these two are a great match, but I wish nothing but the worst for them. It's not my fault, I am just putting myself in the shoes of the people that are sitting in traffic behind them. I know that I am, without a doubt, my worst version of myself when I am in traffic. Shit, I am a completely different person. I'm racist. I'm sexist. I'm agist. Hell, I'm humanist. My clone could attempt to cut me off on the highway and I would meticulously pick out at least 5 physical flaws in which to incessantly yell about into my windshield while punching my steering wheel. I've passed 5 alarm blazes on the side of the road where people were being wheeled into ambulances and cursed the existence of those people. That's just the God's honest truth.
So please, if you must inconvenience me, do it in any other way. Cut me in line at the grocery store and propose there. Crowd the bar so no one else can get a drink and propose there. Purpose as you slowly walk down the sidewalk hand-in-hand so no one can get by. Break into my house while I am sleeping, punch me in the dick, and propose bedside. Anywhere, and I mean ANYWHERE, besides traffic, because if you are intentionally making my commute longer by even a second I hope all the bad things in this world happen to you and only you.
Even if I take my personal thoughts on traffic out of this for a second, this guy is still probably better off in jail. His fiance may be smiling on the outside, but she is crying on the inside. She just spent the moment she's been waiting her entire life for being honked at by a bunch of office workers trying desperately to get to their 9-5. I don't care if that freeway holds special significance to them, there is nothing romantic about getting down on one knee while the frontside of an F-250 nearly clips the backside of your girlfriend. I know that, you know that, and fucking Michelle knows that. Sure, they'll celebrate now. However, the half hearted jokes about the proposal will come, and that sarcasm will eventually turn to resentment, and when it does this guys will wish he was behind bars, because he will unquestionably be safer there.