Where I Fall

I was at work on Saturday and a patient came in and was clearly flirting with me. People flirt with us fairly regularly at our office, but I guess that's normal. However, I've only been asked out a few times while at the job. At this job anyway, people would ask me out all the time at Blockbuster. They were probably trying to get to my free rentals.

So anyway, this guy was clearly flirting with me. Before he left, he took the plunge.

HIM: Let me ask you a question.
ME: Alright... (I'm beginning to get suspicious here)
HIM: Do you like food?
ME: Um... yes. (Definitely suspicious)
HIM: Do you maybe want to get something to eat with me? Or do you have a boyfriend?
ME: I have a boyfriend.
HIM: That hurts.

This was odd to me. I haven't heard a pick up line like that since I was in high school. I wasn't totally aware adults used pick up lines, especially cheesy ones like that. I guess I haven't spent a lot of time at bars and places, since I've been in a relationship since I was 15. Not with the same guy, obviously, but I've jumped from one relationship to the next. I've only been single for about three weeks since I was a sophomore.

What are your feelings on pick up lines?

Would you ask out someone at your doctor's office the first time you met them? Wouldn't you be embarrassed to go back to the doctor after she turns you down?


Avitable said...

If you can handle rejection, it might actually be easier to go back now, because talk about an icebreaker. Now he can talk to you casually without much difficulty.

Poppy said...

No one has ever used a pick-up line on me for the purposes of picking me up. People have done it jokingly, but never seriously.

I have no advice...

whall said...

I, too, have been in a relationship since I was 15, but for me it *has* been the same person. (16th anniv coming up next month).

So I have absolutely *zero* advice on real-life effectiveness of pick-up lines. I do, however, like to read and judge them.

That one was a 2 out of a bajillion.