It appeared to be the beginning of a sweet, Valentine’s Day ad in an Australian newspaper, popping a “very important” question. But its cliffhanger ending leading into a secondary ad will leave you hoping the girlfriend has a sense of humor.

An ad published in the Launceston Examiner Friday to “Jodie” reads:

Not sure how many characters I can fit into one advertisement, but here goes nothing. I wanted to ask you a very important and timely question. Seeing as it is Valentine’s Day, will you ma

Most would fill in the blank with “rry me?” — as in “will you marry me?” But in the following “continued” ad, we find that “Alex” is not proposing marriage:

ke dinner tonight or will I? Because I kind of wanted to finish Breaking Bad. Anyway, let me know. — Love Alex.

This Valentine's Day ad appeared in the Launceston Examiner. (Image source: Imgur via Reddit)

This Valentine’s Day ad appeared in the Launceston Examiner. (Image source: Imgur via Reddit)

A terrific Valentine's Day newspaper message in the Launceston Examiner http://t.co/ryy2JTUNw7
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@MattNicholls29
Matt Nicholls
This man, who put an advert in the Launceston Examiner, just won Valentines Day: https://t.co/KfUUHUnZQ5
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Peter Campbell

It’s unclear if Jodie and Alex are real people. This could have been a prank to give readers a bit of a chuckle, but if not, we hope Jodie has a sense of humor.

As some on Reddit pointed out, it’s not the first time a similar trick has been pulled before.

The character Jim from "The Office" faked out Pam with what looked like it was going to be a marriage proposal. (Image source: Media Cache via Reddit)

The character Jim from “The Office” faked out Pam with what looked like it was going to be a marriage proposal. (Image source: Media Cache via Reddit)

(H/T: Huffington Post)