What’s the best pick-up line you have ever heard?
I was having coffee this past week with one of my coffee place friends and he shared a great story with me. He was in college at Vanderbilt and played on the basketball team; in fact he was a very good player. He had been a member of the Indiana high school all-star team, played four years at Vanderbilt and he later played professional basketball.
One day he was walking to class when he felt a tug, what he described as more like a grab, on his shoulder. Someone then spun him around and said to him, “If you would learn how to go to your left more you would score more.” The party said nothing more to him and quickly went on her way. Much to his surprise, the party who made the evaluations of his basketball skills was a young co-ed who was also attending Vanderbilt. I think one would have to say that was a pretty clever line. Was it truly a player evaluation or a “Hey, I’ve noticed who you are” statement?
On a hot summer night in 1962 my good friend, Cohort, and I were driving up and down the strip in our Indiana hometown. If you have ever seen the movie “American Graffiti,” that was exactly the scene. We pulled into our usual restaurant-car hop place, Henri’s, out on East Wabash in my friend’s 1956 Chevy convertible. Yes, the top was down. Across from where we parked was a car with two young ladies. We had seen them earlier that evening as we drove the strip. My friend Mike backed his car into the parking spot and then he said to me, “Okay Cohort, you take the one drivin’, I’ll take the blond.”
Well evidently we both had some creditability; the coed who gave some basketball advice and me with my “May I take your order” line. My coffee drinking friend said he and the coed have been married for thirty plus years. And as for me, tonight, “the girl who was driving” and I are going to a show and dinner to celebrate our forty-ninth wedding anniversary.
What’s the greatest pick-up line you have ever heard? Or maybe one you’ve used or responded to? Come on, don’t be so vain.
July 27, 2014