Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Best Chat-up Line

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 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.” "


  1. Oh this is so hilarious!!! At least it made your wait a little bit funnier! xx

  2. I just love it! Did he really think he stood a chance? And I am just so glad that I don't have a chance tae see mesel' as others see me; I don't want to know what I look like to others; I'm happy to believe in myself as a slim, successful business woman.....

    OK I am delusional. you can stop laughing now!

  3. Very funny!
    Hugs to you,

  4. It takes all kinds doesn't it!?!?! HA! This was great! Thanks for putting a smile on my face! Happy weekend to you! Nicole xoxo

  5. That put a smile on my face. I love the quote at the end, its so appropriate. How many times have I said to hubby - 'do they have a mirror in their house - it should be compulsory to own a mirror' lol. I guess he was what you'd call a trier!! thanks for the laugh. x

  6. Oh bless him for effort and originality! I adored your description of the employ the tracksuit would see! X

  7. That's brilliant. Love it! Must confess I thought the tracksuit was some kind of uniform in some places...thank you so much for visiting A Bit About Britain - please come again. I take it you're what they call 'a Weggie'?

  8. Ha! Brilliant. Poor bloke, he didn't really have a chance, did he? I haven't been chatted up in years, much to my relief, but it would certainly make queuing in Boots a little less boring. x

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