Please tell me men aren't this stupid

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Please tell me men aren't this stupid
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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 1:06am

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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 2:15am
Please tell me women aren't this silly.
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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 2:19am
Obviously some are, or there wouldn't be a market for that kind of nonsense. Whew. Good laugh, though.
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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 8:20am
Some of them would work on me. Most would scare me off though. Here are the ones I think would work best on someone like myself:

"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."


Brokk...

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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 11:48am
*I wish there was a falling off my chair, holding my sides laughing emoticon.*

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.

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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 3:54pm
LOL! I do have to admit that I did the palm reading thing one time in a bar with my friends - just goofing around, not as a ploy to meet a guy. It was hilarious - guys started lining up to get their palms read. I had a great time, acting very "serious" as I revealed their past and futures. It was amazing that these guys said "oh that's so true!", when I hadn't a clue and was making it all up.
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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 6:48pm
Really? Even these two? They seem pretty tame, and an easy way to strike up a conversation with a stranger.

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. "

Brokk...

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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 6:52pm
Brokk, please, how long have you "known" me? Option number one makes me look stupid, and option number two, weak. If I really couldn't remember the name of the author or couldn't open the olives that's one thing, but blatant dishonesty for the purpose of talking to a guy rubs me the wrong way.

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

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Tue, 09-30-2003 - 9:55pm
I think a lot of the advice that Cosmo gives women, is WRONG.
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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 10:13am
Oh boy, I wish I could give some of those

lines a try on the right person...
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Wed, 10-01-2003 - 11:24am
"Brokk, please, how long have you "known" me? Option number one makes me look stupid, and option number two, weak. If I really couldn't remember the name of the author or couldn't open the olives that's one thing, but blatant dishonesty for the purpose of talking to a guy rubs me the wrong way."

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.

Brokk...

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