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Old 09-05-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: TX
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Recently, I had lunch w/ a coworker. He's been married for several years and he knows I'm just a casual dater and single. We got to the restaurant and he scoped out a good looking girl there. I acknowledged. She was with a large party - probably 8-10 people (mix of guys and gals).

It's a buffet-style restaurant, so we both went to the line to grab dessert as we were finishing our meal. They had pudding and he asked me what it was. I told him it was pudding, but he asked for confirmation at least 2-3 times, as if he couldn't hear me (it wasn't loud). Then I caught him glancing behind me and he saw that girl approaching the buffet line (my back was to her). He then asked her for confirmation, "This is pudding?" She gave him a funny look and nodded.

We both went back to our table to finish the meal. He said to me, "Man, I left the door wide open, and you totally missed it!" I was like WTF? Confirmation of "is this pudding" doesn't seem like an ideal pickup line. He said if he were still single, he would've been all over that. When prompted for details, he couldn't come up with any.

If the door was open, what should I have said to follow up on the pudding discussion? Or did my coworker just try to flatter himself so that he thinks he tried to introduce that chick to me?
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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He sounds like a loser. I would have gave him a look too. How can you not know what pudding looks like?? And how were you suppose to continue that conversation without looking stupid or obvious???
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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I'd try to go back to that place without him. In fact, I recommend never going anywhere with him ever again.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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I like chocolate but yea....I agree....sounds sorta......creepy IMO
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: TX
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Thanks for the replies. He's not a bad guy at all. I know he was trying to help me out. He was teasing me about it for the rest of the day at work. I mentioned to him that opening the door for me would've required a little more to work with.

I'm originally from NJ. If he somehow found out that she's from NJ as well and said to her, "My friend here is from NJ, too!" then that's called opening the door. Right?
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Nice guy for helping you out. Do you really need the help, though?

I agree with you...NJ probably would have opened then door, and no telling what else!!! lol.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Next time, tell him to go over to her, and ask for her number! Bha ha ha
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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If the door was open, what should I have said to follow up on the pudding discussion? Or did my coworker just try to flatter himself so that he thinks he tried to introduce that chick to me?
You could've said: This pudding doesn't look nearly as yummy as the sweet girl behind us!

Oh, that's what happens when I'm not around to teach ya...
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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When he asked her "Is this pudding?" and she gave the weird look, you should have said to her, "I'm sorry miss, but pudding is the only dessert he gets to eat in the mental institution I work in - see if I ever try to sponsor him on another excursion outside of the compound." It helps if you roll your eyes, mocking indignation...and then flash a grin. If she doesn't smile back and/or laugh - she's a b**** and you're better off without her.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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When he asked her "Is this pudding?" and she gave the weird look, you should have said to her, "I'm sorry miss, but pudding is the only dessert he gets to eat in the mental institution I work in - see if I ever try to sponsor him on another excursion outside of the compound." It helps if you roll your eyes, mocking indignation...and then flash a grin. If she doesn't smile back and/or laugh - she's a b**** and you're better off without her.
That's a great idea, DontH8Me! Actually, better than mine. Mine kinda implies he's a "nice" guy while yours gives the naughty vibe.
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