It's not always admirable to laugh at someone else's misfortune. However, this story is funny enough to get an award. Also, perhaps if enough people read this guy's story then his missing item will turn up. But I highly doubt it.
Hajji, of Hackney, east London, had concealed a $12,000 engagement ring inside a helium balloon. The idea was that she would pop the balloon as he popped the question.
But as he left the shop, a gust of wind pulled the balloon from his hand and he watched the ring -- and quite possibly the affections of his girlfriend -- sailing away over the rooftops.
Ouch. Read the full article on Reuters.