Author Bern Williams once said, "If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance." That's right ... it's summer and the general consensus is that the warmest season of the year is a great time to find or further love in one's life. Unfortunately for a poor sap in Poland, the stunt he pulled one June night very well could prevent him from finding that loving feeling any time soon.
According to a (very amusing) story from AOL News, Jan Rudnicki, a 40-year-old Polish man, had tried numerous times to woo Gosia Domoslawska, a fair maiden looking for her Prince Charming. When Domoslawska repeatedly turned down the Rudnicki's numerous advances, he finally concocted the plan he was certain would win her affection.
Naturally, this plan included showing up at Domoslawska's abode shirtless, bashing the door open, and riding his trusty steed into her home.
Yep, you read that right. It's not clear whether Domoslawska is a horse lover or not, but Rudnicki believed that bringing his equine companion into her living room was the key to her heart.
Surprisingly, that didn't work out so well.
"He's a loon," Domoslawska said in the report. "I never fancied him before and I certainly don't now. If this was supposed to win my heart he must be seriously off his rocker."
Unsurprisingly, Rudnicki hatched this brilliant plan while at a pub with his friends.
"At first we thought Jan was joking," Rudnicki's friend said in the report. "But then he went outside, climbed onto this horse--which he'd ridden to the pub--and set off bare-breasted and bare-backed."
Oh yeah, by the way, Rudnicki is now facing five years in prison.
There's not a way to say this without drawing some questions, but this story reminded me a lot of an experience I had when I was in high school. No, there were no 40-year-old Polish men trying to win my heart, but there was a horse in my kitchen once.
My parents decided to have the kitchen in our house redone, so I decided that the week prior to kitchen demolition would be the perfect time to bring my Miniature Horse, Brandy, inside to hang out for a few minutes. In her heyday, Brandy was a jumper and an obstacle horse, so the two tiny steps it took to get into the mudroom weren't an issue for her.
Brandy enjoyed her visit to the kitchen!
Curious by nature, Brandy gamely followed me into the kitchen, wandered around for a few minutes, and then munched on some carrots my mother had picked out for her. After she enjoyed her time in the house and explored all she wanted to see, she contently walked back outside and I returned her to her paddock.
I wanted to play this little game once more a few months later, but I'm pretty sure my mom laughed when I suggested Brandy walk on the new floor!
Back to Rudnicki and Domoslawska: I would hope that after this latest experience Rudnicki would realize that maybe Domoslawska just isn't the one for him. I'm sure there's a woman out there for him who'd be happy to welcome his trusty steed into her home ... literally and figuratively!
Have you ever had a horse-related date? How did it turn out?