It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a wedding proposal framed by the persuasive gyrations of an 80-person dance mob will never end in rejection.
Brooklynite David Shamah surely called upon this truth when he was planning the bombastic betrothal of his future wife, Alice Becker, that went off without a hesitation at South Street Seaport on Wednesday, according to the Daily News.
Shamah’s fateful ruse was set into motion when his perfectly oblivious fiancée, accompanied by her mother and aunt, entered the seaport at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, expecting a shopping trip that would never come.
As Becker strolled towards one of the pier’s storefronts with pocketbook in hand, she was startled by the rising trills of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” blaring from a pair of outdoor loudspeakers. By the time she could even consider composing herself, a mass of synchronized conspirators had already begun to descend on the seaport, and romance in the air had reached reportedly overwhelming levels.
Needless to say, when the dance mob formed an aisle to make way for Shamah to approach his future bride, Becker’s affirmations nearly drowned out Mars.
The Eagle congratulates both parties, but next time do it in Brooklyn, Shamah. Well, not next time, but you know what we mean.