Nifty·Posted on Mar 7, 201421 Ways You Do Not Want To Be Proposed ToYou'll be stuck telling this story for the rest of your life.by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. With a flash mob. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF woozworldfever.blogspot.com These were pretty cool a few years ago, but now they're just embarrassing. If you're out in public and Bruno Mars' "Marry You" starts playing, be afraid. Be very afraid. 2. When you're not looking your best. Flickr: danox You're going to want to take photos to capture the moment, so ideally you don't want to have a giant pimple on your nose or be wearing Cheetos-stained sweatpants. 3. As part of a fake arrest. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Most of these proposals are just ill-conceived. This one is a deal breaker. 4. In skywriting. Flickr: castle_life These can be charming until you realize your partner had thousands of dollars to spend on your proposal and came up with this! 5. On Valentine's Day. Flickr: marctasman The corniest of all proposals. 6. On any holiday, basically. Syda Productions / Via shutterstock.com Holidays are already special enough as it is, don't you think? Also, if the marriage doesn't work out that holiday will be forever tainted. 7. At your workplace. Flickr: clownfish It'll happen just as you always dreamed... under fluorescent lighting with Vern from accounting peeking into your cubicle. 8. On your birthday. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Walt Disney Studios / Via joonies.com Let's cut the crap, shall we? Anyone who proposes on this day is just trying to get out of buying you a birthday present. 9. At a sporting event. Flickr: dejus Level 10 Nightmare: You suddenly appear on the Jumbotron, mid-bite of a hot dog, as 40,000 people watch your partner get down on one knee. Shudder. 10. In front of your partner's family. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com You're going to have to deal with your future mother-in-law soon enough. Do you really need her at your proposal too? 11. By finding a ring hidden in your food. Flickr: kristaphoto Even if you don't accidentally swallow the ring, you'll still be getting engaged in the most clichéd way possible. 12. At Disneyland. Flickr: insidethemagic This is perfectly fine if you're both Disney fanatics, but if you're not, a proposal here is more "Haunted Mansion" than "Happiest Place on Earth." 13. At a restaurant. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com Not only is every table listening in, but then you've got to sit there until the check is paid. No thank you. 14. Immediately after a positive pregnancy test. Flickr: 22201094@N08 Is it too much to ask for your partner to at least wait until the pee dries on the stick? 15. When you're proposing. ABC Hijacking a proposal and turning it into their proposal? Not cool. 16. On stage at a concert. ColdSunlight / Flickr: 96487370@N04 If it's your favorite band of all time, OK. But the house band at your local Hyatt ballroom? Not so much. 17. At the mall. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF img1.joyreactor.com No proposal should ever happen within 500 feet of a food court. 18. On social media. weddingpartyapp.com #RomanceIsDead 19. On a whim. Flickr: pasportit If your partner gets it in their head to propose right then and there, your magic moment could take place... in a parking garage. 20. After a night of drinking. motifake.com "Swill yoooo — belch — may-wee me?" Luckily for you, your partner will more than likely have forgotten about the proposal in the morning. 21. Somewhere dangerous. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com No one literally wants a proposal to die for.