It's hard out here for teenagers these days. It's not enough to muster up the courage to ask a girl to prom. You have to go all out and make it a performance, which only makes the possibility of rejection even more terrifying. Even if you have a girlfriend and prom is a forgone conclusion, you still have to come up with some shtick. Otherwise you're gonna look like a schmuck compared to her best friend's date, that asshole who commissioned the high school choir team to change Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" to "Are You Gonna Be My Date?"

This video shows just how wrong things can go when you put your heart on the line with an elaborate prom proposal. Daniel Pena plotted a series of road signs to ask his girlfriend to prom. But the proposal was doomed from the start, as Alex didn't see the first sign with her name on it. The subsequent signs read, "Will. You. Marry. LOL Jk. Go To. Prom. With Me."

"That's a really shitty way to ask someone to prom," she said. 

Daniel sits in the seat stoically, only mustering "Well, ok," before Alex finally realizes what happened. She bursts into tears because she just shat on her boyfriend's proposal. The dashcam, meant to capture her elation, ends up immortalizing the awkwardness. But at least she said yes. 

Watch the video above. 

[via Daily Mail]