Friday, August 5, 2011

Points for creativity

I received a necklace years ago as a gift from one of my brother’s. It is fabulous. Comprised of an interesting pattern of conjoined circles coming around the neck, meeting at the clavicle, and then continuing in one long line of circles,  each one larger than the next, down to about mid-chest. Here you see:
Back in the day (my Run DMC speak for a long time ago pre-husband and baby) I was wearing this exact necklace at a fab soiree one night with a group of girlfriends. As I said, this was all pre-JohnnyMac and at that particular interval of time in my life, soirees like this were highlighted with great conversations, great cocktails, and more flirting than a high school dance.

While chatting with some friends as we queued up for the bar, a group of men came in line behind us. One of our friends knew one of the men in the group so introductions were passed around. At one point, a handsome Dan reached over and picked up the bottom circle of my necklace and asked a simple question:

“Do you have to be this big to ride this ride?”


My initial vocal reaction: WOW.  Mixed with a combination of thoughts including: Sick! and a little haha. And some more WOW. 

The metal circle he was holding was easily 3 inches in diameter. That is a bit of a loaded question in which there is no right answer. Do I LOOK like that kind of girl?

Other reactions: That is SOME pick up line. Awful but perhaps the most creative. Or hilarious. (Note: Creative + hilarious does NOT = successful. Memorable, yes. Successful, no.)

But you have to give points for creativity. And one of the odd moments when a single question can become both the worst and potentially best pick up line ever stated. I laughed about it then having know idea it would one day make great blog fodder.

Hope your weekend is equally as sassy.

22 comments:

Joshua said...

Was that the "How I Met JohnnyMac" story?

A Daft Scots Lass said...

that is an awesome comment about that fabulous necklace. I'll bet you'll NEVER look at it the same again.

Pity you didn't have a Snarky come back comment ready.

Intense Guy said...

Well gee... we want to know your answer..

vanilla said...

Best or worst? Gawdawful.

Pricilla said...

Erm, a little disgusting upon a first meeting I would say.

Kristina P. said...

I'm sure he only wishes!

Eva Gallant said...

He definitely gets points for creativity!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

He was pretty brave to pick up that ring. So...what's the rest of the story?

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Ummmm....sorry dude.....tickets already sold out! lol

Cathi said...

In his dreams...funny story! xxoo :)

So. Cal. Gal said...

I probably would've said, "Yes. I'm holding auditions tomorrow." ; )

Brenda Susan said...

Ick! Does it seem like all men spend huge amounts of time thinking about their size?? At least on TV they do so....and ick!

JennyMac said...

@Josh...HAHAHAHA....how did you know? KIDDING. Of course not. Now wash your mouth out. lol.

JennyMac said...

@Daft: I sassed him plenty but it is not sweet enough to put on this blog. haha.

@Iggy, you know a lady never tells.

JennyMac said...

@Vanilla and Priscilla..precisely. And one man that likely had little luck in the dating arena.

@KP..amen. But like Eva said, points for creativity. And creativity ONLY.

JennyMac said...

@Boomer...I sassed him and then asked him to move along. But admit, I laughed at the ermmm, moxie, of the question.

@Lick Lick..exactly! This store is CLOSED.

JennyMac said...

@Cathi..like I said, I admit I laughed later.

@So Cal Gal: Best response. ever. Why didn't we know each other then???

@Brenda Susan...not only was he thinking of that exact motif, simultaneously, he kind of threw a quasi insult my way.

JenJen said...

the answer? HELL YES.

:) hi hon...

secret agent woman said...

Definitely points for creativity and for making you laugh.

Maria said...

Oh my...Maybe he was incredibly optimistic (on both counts)!

Thanks for the giggle. I really needed it today!

JennyMac said...

Hi JenJen! And as I relayed the story verbally to a friend this week, she couldnt help but laugh either.

Secret Agent: And somehow it is still making me laugh.

JennyMac said...

Maria: you are welcome my friend! Have a fabulous weekend.