I am still laughing at this one nearly two hours on.
I had to go to the Pharmacy to have a pile of prescriptions made up (honestly nothing ages you quite like taking in a fistful of prescriptions!). Outside a young 'gentleman' was standing dressed in the classic brand spanking new track suit which looked like the only athletics it would ever see would be attempting to out run someone in the employ of Police Scotland. He'd been having a heated phone conversation outside with someone which sounded domestic in nature but when he came in he spied a pretty looking young woman waiting for her prescription and decided to chance his arm by sidling up to chat to her.
She was pleasant to him and answered whatever he had said and went straight back to texting or whatever she was doing on her phone. However, her reply only encouraged him to lay on the charm and he came out with an amazing chat up line that nearly had me fall off my seat.
"Right now I'm tryin' tae get a handle on how wimmin really see me......so what do you think...?" said with absolute hope that the young woman would come up with something suitably flattering. With commendable tact and diplomacy she very sweetly turned it back on him, and he was so lacking in insight that he didn't even notice.
Once he'd been called through to the screened dispensing area the young woman and I caught each other's eye and fell about laughing at the poor dazed Lothario thinking he'd stood any chance whatsoever. Sadly she shared her real thoughts on the would be suitor as she shook her head and said "I don't know why I always attract the nutter's!!!"
As chat up lines go its a brilliant example of the Rabbie Burns quote:
" “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion.” "