For instance, a decision about relationship and marriage must not be hastily taken.

A young man who recently proposed to his girlfriend in a drunken state has expressed regret for it.

According to metro.co.uk, the man aptly named Propermistakeregret resorted to Reddit to seek advice whether it was possible to retrieve his promise ring back, saying it was meant for a different lady he had intended to replace his lover with.

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Narrating his frustration to other Reddit users, the man said: “I’m seeing someone else, wanted to break up with her. I bought the ring for a work colleague, wasn’t planning to propose until the holiday we planned.

“During New Year’s Eve, I proposed to my girlfriend. It’s been posted on my friend’s Snapchat, my girlfriend’s Facebook page, everywhere.

“I saw people proposing, so I wanted to go with the flow and proposed to my girlfriend whilst partially pissed. Can I get the ring back and cancel the engagement please?”

However, he was disappointed when Reddit users told him explicitly that he could only succeed with any legal pursuit of the ring, and possibly cancel the proposal if only he can prove that the said ring is so expensive that he was too drunk to gift it.

Meanwhile, having realised that he has ‘lost the game’, he later said: “I’ve had a long and hard think to myself, I decided to hand in my four-week notice to my boss and start afresh.

“I think it’s best my girlfriend doesn’t find out about the affair I’ve been having, so I’ve spoken to my colleague and told her I’m not going on holiday with her and I’ve ended it with her.

“I’ve known my girlfriend longer and my mum gave me a call saying she’s happy, and she’s always wanted grandchildren and whatnot, so I didn’t want to disappoint my mum. I’m going to marry my girlfriend.”

The moral lesson in this incident is that whenever you are not in a good frame of mind to take major decisions, simply avoid them and attend to them at a more appropriate time.