Not the storybook ending he was looking for! A high school senior named Daniel recently asked his girlfriend Alex to prom and filmed the exact moment when things went terribly, terribly wrong. 

Daniel, 18, shared video of the entire stunt, seemingly finding humor in his failed experiment. The four-minute clip opens with the young man alone in his car, looking nervous as he goes to pick up his girlfriend, also 18.

She gets into the car and the two make small talk as they drive. Daniel makes his way onto a main road and directs Alex's attention to the side of the street. "What's that sign say?" he asks, as they pass a board reading, "Alex." 

Unfortunately for the couple, the young woman couldn't read it quickly enough and responded, "I think something [like] 'Lee.'" She went on to see the subsequent signs that Daniel had set up beforehand, reading out, "Will. You. Marry. LOL JK. Go To. Prom. With Me."

"What the f--k, that's sh--ty." Alex said as she read the signs. Once she saw the complete sentence, she added, "That's a sh--ty way to ask someone to prom."

With a forlorn look on his face, Daniel said quietly, "Well... okay." See Alex's horrified reaction when she learns it was her boyfriend's promposal in the video above!