My girlfriends and I love going out for dinner, drinks and dancing. We enjoy drama-free nights out with the girls. However, inevitably, we are approached by less-than-desirable men looking for a good time. Here are the worst lines we have heard recently.
10. My buddy and I noticed you from across the bar. I really love your spangly bracelets.
Sure, it was my spangly bracelets that caught his attention. Not. I was wearing an outfit similar to one I wore for my professional photo shoot. So I had the romantic vibe going, including soft waves in my hair, flawless makeup and a hint of cleavage. Needless to say, after we stopped laughing, we sent him on his merry way. However, I gave him points for effort and creativity!
9. I think we would make beautiful music together.
Not really a bad line, in and of itself. I gave him points for creativity. But when a guy old enough to be your father, wearing a zoot suit, delivers it, it is just creepy.
“No, thank you. You’re not my type.”
“What’s your type?”
I wanted to say, “Someone who’s not my father’s age.” Instead, I rattled off a list.
“I don’t like what’s on your list.”
“You don’t have to. It’s my list.”
“There are a lot of things missing from your list.” And then, he proceeded to tell me the attributes that should have been on my list.
I reiterated that I was not interested, but he would not leave. However, within moments, I was saved. He had signed up to sing karaoke, and he was up. Thank you, God!
8. How’d you get that scar on your neck? Did you have a tracheotomy?
What a jerk!
“No, I had cancer. Great way to start and end a first conversation.”
7. Nice jeans.
Attention ladies! This is a “politically correct” way for a guy to tell you that you have a nice ass. Apparently, it has replaced the wolf whistle and other direct commentary that could be construed as sexual harassment. I did not bother to acknowledge his presence. But, to tell the truth, they were nice jeans. Actually, they were my favorite jeans, found at White House | Black Market. http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com
6. My friend and I have a bet going. Are those real?
“Yes, my eyes are this color. I’m not wearing colored contacts.”
“That’s not what I meant.”
“I know. But that’s the only answer you’re getting.”
5. You’re hot. I’m hot. Let’s f***.
Are you kidding me???
“Oh hell, no!” Picture me rolling my eyes and shaking my head in total and absolute disgust.
4. What are you drinking?
Okay, the question is not the problem here, it was the conversation that followed that did him in.
“Ginger ale with cranberry juice.”
He laughed and replied, “I want to buy you a real drink. Order something strong.”
“Nope. This is what I’m drinking. I already had my one alcoholic drink for the evening. I’m the designated driver.”
“Come on. I want to talk to you.”
“And you can’t talk to me unless I’m drinking alcohol? That’s pretty pathetic.”
“It levels the playing field.”
“I’m not interested in playing games. Go away, and grow up.”
3. You girls are gorgeous. Have you ever considered doing porn?
This guy approached us from behind and put one arm around each of us. We immediately pulled away and told him to get away from us. Eeeewwwww! No matter how hard we tried, no amount of antibacterial wipes could make us feel clean after that.
2. I’m a single dad with four kids under the age of five. I’m looking for somebody to raise them for me.
Well, good luck with that!
While we were laughing, he explained he liked to cruise around on his motorcycle. He was searching for someone to raise his kids for him, so he can gallivant around the country. We suggested he hire a nanny.
1. I loved 50 Shades of Grey. How about you?
“How could you hate it? It was fantastic.”
“The plot was ridiculous. It was poorly written and 200 pages too long.”
“Come back to my place, and I’ll convince you otherwise.”
“I can’t say ‘no’ strongly enough.”
“I’ll have you saying ‘yes’ and begging for more.”
“Not in your wildest dreams.”
“I guarantee to make your wildest dreams come true.”
“My wildest dream is for you to leave us alone.”
And with that, he called me the “B” word and left. Gee, if only all of my dreams were that easy to fulfill!
Despite dealing with unwelcome advances, my girlfriends and I will continue to go out and enjoy each other’s company. And, if nothing else, we will end up with some really interesting stories to share!
Copyright © 2013 Suzanne Purewal