"When the gorgeous guy on the towel near you is smoothing on sunscreen, ask if he wouldn't mind giving you a dab. Rub it on your shoulders, then strain to reach the middle of your back, look defeated and ask him for a heavenly hand."
"Ask a cute beachcomber to take a picture of you "to send to a friend." Ask him if he'll pose in the shot and pretend to be your boyfriend. (Just kidding.)"
"Ask the guy near the jukebox if he has four quarters for your dollar, then sweetly inquire if he'll be your deejay and help you pick out a few songs."
"While he's waiting for his turn during a pool game, tell a sharp shooter that you and your pal have wagered a beer on who will win, and he'd better not let you down."
"Ask the adorable guy in the fiction section if he can help you remember that best-seller by Tom What's-his-name. When he says he doesn't know, ask him to recommend a high-suspense book -- you love a little mystery."
"When he comes into the kitchen for another beer, enlist his help in opening a jar of olives or a bottle of wine. "
"Practice some psychic savvy -- read a few of your pals' palms, then ask him if he'd like you to read his."
"Compliment a stylish stud on his awesome, state-of-the-art athletic shoes and ask him where he bought them."
"If he has the latest laptop (or Palm or cell phone), ask him how he likes it and if you could take a look since you're thinking of buying one."
"Ask to borrow the movie section of his newspaper to see what's playing that night and casually inquire if he's seen any good flicks lately. If he gets really animated during your cinema chat, invite him to catch a 7:30 show with you."
This last one gets bonus points, for going straight for the "sexy" jugular. I'm not sure if it would work on me, but it sure might get my engine racing... :-)
"After taking a big sip of your mocha so your smackers get doused with whipped cream, ask if there's any whipped cream on your lip. Take a long time licking it off."
There's no way in Hades I'd pull any of that, especially the last one. A man's gotta pay some dues before he sees my smackers doused in whipped cream.
Bookstore: "Ask the adorable guy in the fiction section if he can help you remember that best-seller by Tom What's-his-name. When he says he doesn't know, ask him to recommend a high-suspense book -- you love a little mystery."
Party: "When he comes into the kitchen for another beer, enlist his help in opening a jar of olives or a bottle of wine. "
The last thing I said to a guy that started a conversation was: "Do they play a full quarter or go to sudden death in college football?" The game had ended tied and was going into OT. I wanted to be prepared.Edited 9/30/2003 6:53:34 PM ET by artemisoracle
So take it down a notch. *Honestly* ask for suggestions for a good book. Honestly ask someone if they could open a bottle of wine, while you are busy with something else.
There are ways of asking for help or opinions without looking weak or stupid.