It takes a lot of courage to propose to your partner in front of thousands of on-lookers and most of the time the answer, at least in public, is a solid “yes,” but this individual wasn’t so lucky. This clip is a good opening clip to use for opportunity costs, which is the value of the next best alternative. For the young lady, she quickly considered life with her partner and realized that the opportunity cost outweighed the benefit.
If you were the young man proposing, what would you rather be doing at that moment than what he’s going through? Instead of purchasing the engagement ring (average of $6000 in the US), what would you have spent that money on?
Thanks to Greg Caskey for the suggestion!