My Greatest Enemy is My Inner Me

This blog will tell the story of an up-and-coming young black man in his 20's

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

What up yall! I'm back like Jordan!


So as I pondered talking to this chick last night, it made me think about some of my previous encounters with the opposite sex. Do I use lines to get a woman's attention, and ultimately, her number and affection?




I'm going into the archives of my mind, laughing on some of my good lines. One that stood out to me was when I dropped this chick off at home as a favor and she made a mention of my seats being very comfortable, and I told her , ever so slyly , that "If you like, you can sit in them as often as you want". Maybe it had to do with me having an audience (Smooth and Todd Mack) in the back seat, who knows? But the chick gave me her number, and the rest was history.



But then on the flipside, I remember being a baby mack, 16 at the time, and I seen a girl working at a little kiosk in the mall. Boy she was pretty, I thought. I was so nervous. I think I went past her kiosk a few times, trying to figure out some way of talking to her. She was selling something that I had no interest in, but I had to figure out some way to break to ice. I asked what she was selling, listening very intently. After her short presentation, I thanked her and walked away. I came back 5 minutes later, put the proverbial bid in, I think I said something along the lines of "if you're not doing anything later........" and I could remember stuttering and I even think I had a slight twitch in my eye. LOL. Man that chick was quick to tell me that she had a boyfriend. I don't even think I got my whole spiel out. LMAO!!!!!!!!!



Then I remember a few years back when I tried to get at this young lady who was a cashier at Walgreens. I waited until she didn't have anyone in her line, and I walked up to her and told her that "I purposely came through your line so that I could talk to you." She laughed at me, and I remember that she would not give me her number, but she took mine. I took it as an L, but a few days later she called. We went out a few times, and I remember her telling me that she was Bi. She thought I was going to stop talking to her, but it made me more intrigued. But , nothing ever happened. She was a young hot cutie too. (Side Note: I'm going to get my 3-some going one of these days dammit!)



But overall, I would say that I usually go with something simple like "I would love to call you later" or "I would like to get to know you." The smile takes care of the rest.



So ladies, do you like when a guy comes up with a line? What are some of the most memorable lines that a guy told you, and it worked? Did it even matter in the end?
And Fellas, tell me about some of your best lines, good or bad.



* Speaking of lines, if anyone caught my double entendre, you're obviously a keen observer of the boy.



Thanks for Reading,

Robert L. Mack

38 Comments:

Blogger SynSational said...

LOL..lemme see, here's a few:

**looking me up and down** 'Damn girl, your man is lucky as hell'. (Most commonly used)

'How can I get to know you better?'

'Your man lets you walk alone by yourself? Someone could try to ease in and take his place.'

'Damn baby, you're hella thick...so tell me how we can be thick as thieves together. You know, Bonnie & Clyde" (yeah, sad..looked at him and shook my head)

Hell this one little asian man saw me in Spencers looking for some stuff, and I guess he said to himself, yeah, she's a freak, she's in here, she gotta be a freak, right? He kept looking at me, trying to show me stuff, I just smiled and nodded. Then finally he just said, Give me your number. Just point blank like he was punking me. I was like, um, no. Da hell? LOL

Thu Dec 14, 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Blah Blah Blah said...

Standard...I'd like to get to know you. I'mma simple chick. ALl the double talk and all the fast talking will make me walk away...fast.

...ummm, I'm obviously not a keen observer....but...we knew this!

Thu Dec 14, 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger SynSational said...

And for the record, I hate lines...be yourself. Cause trust, game recognizes game. I've been told I think like a man, so yeah, come correct or not at all.

Thu Dec 14, 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Honey-Libra said...

I love that show LOL

I don't like lines especially if it's a known line..like you been running through my mind all day...but a funny line will get me to laugh and perhaps bring down my guard a lil....but I love a nice smile and a compliment

Thu Dec 14, 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger T.C. said...

i don't like lines..I am simple, a "hello, my name is____ and yours, I would like to give you a call?" well normally its not that simple...we need to hold at least a brief 5-10 min convo so that I can see if you "seem" crazy as hell or not...but no, no lines...
just keep it simple...

Thu Dec 14, 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

Ahhh...lines. Gotta love 'em. Usually I hate the vulgar lines about my body like I wanna get some of that, or that is outta site. One time I was working with this white dude and he used this corny ass line on me.
Him: Are those space pants?
Me: No...what are you talking about??
Him: I was asking because you ass looks outta sight in those pants.
Me: That's sexual harassment you know.
Him: Ummmm...errr....*turns red* I am....er...sorry.
Me: Uh huh. *gives him the side eye* as I swish away in my space pants.

Thu Dec 14, 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger simplycomplex said...

Lurker, coming out of the shadows..
I was walking on campus and this dude stopped me and told be I looked like a "chocolate philly blunt", I had to stop and look at him. Then as I walked away I was wondering, "Is that supposed to be a good thing?".

Thu Dec 14, 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger 1InTheSame said...

I have always liked the classic...."I lost my number, can I have yours ??" I believe I used that (once) while in an alcohol induced trance...

Thu Dec 14, 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger Sheletha said...

Just like Synsational I hate lines...if you want my number be nice and ask. Somethings you shouldn't have to fight for.

Thu Dec 14, 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

***I see you cleared that basement smell out***

Any line that starts with, "Hey Baby...", gets shut down real quick. Homie don't play that.

You know you have an audience of keen observers. Why you even try to place us like that? LOL!

Thu Dec 14, 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

Let's just say I've had enough of bird calls, cat calls, monkey howls, "aye shawtayyyy", corny one liners, "what 'co name is..."....to last a lifetime.

AND not to leave out the ghetto scorned man line: aye fuck u bitch you wasnt cute anywayz....

So....just be urself

unless you're really a jerk.

then go play in traffic.

Thu Dec 14, 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

RULES:
Don't try to holla at me while I'm on the phone, I could be talking to my man, a job, or hell, just taking care of business....

Don't holla at me at work. I'll holla at you, if I wanna holla.
(As a cashier at Walgreens, I hated when guys would get in my line and try to holla.)

Don't try to holla straight out the gate. That's irritating Bring up conversation, tell a joke and try to make me laugh. If I laugh thats a good sign for you to proceed.
If I look at you like a stupid idiot, you should keep it moving, but even stupid idiots still shoot they shot and I give them the wrong number.

Pick up lines are transparent. Hell if you look at me to long, and then approach me, I know whats next....

It just depends on the situation, some situtations aren't conducive to hollering...take that into consideration at all times...

Thu Dec 14, 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

There are so many lines and to be honest in the UK - they just want to be American so they TRY it!

All the girls know and only some fall for it over here!

If ur an American dude in the UK tho the girls will go nuts!!!

xxS*Bxx

Fri Dec 15, 06:51:00 AM  
Blogger Ladynay said...

I remember the simple come on's the most. The hello, how are you or the gentle compliment works just fine.

Fri Dec 15, 06:54:00 AM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

My personal favorite is DO I know U? OR SMILE?

Fri Dec 15, 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger TTD said...

i dont like lines.. they're corny and make u seem fake... i dont remember lines people have tried to use on me b/c they dont get anywhere anyways....

Fri Dec 15, 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Smooth said...

Like Jay-Z say, I'm "master of the double entendre" but I missed yours my bad. Any way I don't have any pick up lines, I usually go right in for the kill "When we fuckin". Naw, I try to hit'em with a compliment and Like nsane say try to get a conversation started.

Fri Dec 15, 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

See thats why they call you Smooth, listen to yo cuzzo MACK...

Fri Dec 15, 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

TO ALL:
Sorry yall I don't think anyone got my double entendre, But I bet if Nikki read it, she would know.

if anyone cares, I'll respond to everyone's comments over the weekend.

Fri Dec 15, 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

Some dumbass said something to me along the lines of..."Changing the oder of the alphabet to out U and I together."

I wanted to stab him in the foot with my high heel.


Don't give me so made up corny ass line, just be polite, say hello, ask how I am...and don't look straight at my boobs (even though they're really nice, try to resist at first).

:-)

Sun Dec 17, 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Da hell is an ENTENDRE Or whatever?

Mon Dec 18, 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Newy said...

so who is she? or are you deling with chappelle again?

Mon Dec 18, 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Mr.Slish said...

Rob!!! I remember back in the day when I was dating Casey we went rollerskating...This dude walked up to her while I was taking my skates off and handed her a penny! A Penny Dude! She looked at him like he was cwazy then he says "A Penny for your thoughts" Now that shit was smooth I couldn't even get mad lucky for me he was ugly...lol

Mon Dec 18, 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Smooth said...

I guess mack lied to us. Maybe he ain't as real as he claim to be. No comments over the weekend!!!

Mon Dec 18, 07:30:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

*lol* Smooth you are too crazy...*lol*

Mon Dec 18, 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger Silvs said...

Well, I had this dirty Latin old man once say to me, "Damm Mami Choke me with the elastic of your gstring. " I just looked at him like he had 5 heads ..

Another spanish guy once, said damm so many curves and him without brakes refering to my body ..

Latinos are the Funnies when it comes to pickup lines .. they just eat the cake!!

ugh!!

Tue Dec 19, 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Silvs said...

Well, I had this dirty Latin old man once say to me, "Damm Mami Choke me with the elastic of your gstring. " I just looked at him like he had 5 heads ..

Another spanish guy once, said damm so many curves and him without brakes refering to my body ..

Latinos are the Funnies when it comes to pickup lines .. they just eat the cake!!

ugh!!

Tue Dec 19, 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

My least successful:
I would walk up to at chick, bend down like I was picking up something and hand her a dime. "Baby I think you dropped your I.D."

My most successful (believe it or not):
"I'm trying to see if you wanna hang out with a brother. Grab some Popeyes or go play in each other's hair."

I bullshit you not.

KZ

Tue Dec 19, 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger sweetness said...

them darn pick up lines. every man out there thinks they have game.

Tue Dec 19, 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

LMAO!!! I would have thought Zeddie's unsuccessful line was cute. That dime shyt is corny but I tend to like corny crap like that.

I can't think of too many lines used on me that worked. But I used one once that was very successful. I don't want to talk about it here though cause you've given me the material for my next post HA!

Holla...

Tue Dec 19, 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

SORRY ALL......STRUGGLIN....LEMME TRY TO RESPOND TO ALL 30 of you as quick and personally as I can do....

Here goes....

Tue Dec 19, 04:08:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

Synsational
Spencers huh? Tell me more....

Blah Blah Blah
Ok, "Ms 50 first dates". (That's my new name for you)
Dont worry about the keen observer stuff....it was too vague anyways..maybe I'll email you...

Honey Libra
I got a new name for you too...But I'm not sure if you'll like it, I posted it on Missy's blog after seeing you all in those pics...you like a nice smile huh? You seen mine?

TC
I hear ya. That usually works anyways....

Miz JJ
Swish away in those space pants. LOL....I would love to take a spaceship and....ah forget it.

SimplyComplex
He should have followed up by saying that he would blow you away...I would take it as a good thing, I guess...

1inthesame
Hey I told that chick Ciera at the club that I would love to talk to her later. She gave me her number, but I think she was feeling you more. I could pass the number off to you? Lemme know...Hey if one of us gets with her, its a victory for Team Mack and the DONKEY! LOL!!!

Sheletha
Some chicks make you work for it though...the chick from walgreens asked me a gang of q's before she took MY number....

Dynasty
*skipping the basement line*, Yeah my double entendre was too vague. It had to do with Jordan and what nots, but Ill leave it alone and save it for another blog.

Tenacious
I hope you didnt entertain any of them dudes for real...I aint never approached a chick like that before.

Nika
Yeah I figured she probably got a lot of dudes that tried to talk to her at Walgreens, but I figured I was different you know?

SB
SO I need to travel to UK so they can get them an authentic US cat huh?

Ladynay
Yep. Works for me too.

Negropino
I think I used the do i know you line, but I was serious...she did look familiar...

TTD
So what line did GTL tell you?

Smooth
LOL...When we fuckin...LOL...I used that line before...of course I was tipsy...LOL....


Nika
Hmm...you didn't listen to me when it came to him....HA! Yeah I said it!

Mistress
I have a problem sometimes staring at some nice ones...LOL...I try hard to tell myself not to look, but when theyre just out there, I swear they be winking at me..LOL..

Negropino
It was too vague. Its when you have a double meaning. Look at Zed's latest entry and I had a double entendre in the comments...

Newy
LOL...you and Dynasty....LOL....no, I'm not dealing with Chappelle # 2

Slish
LOL...dude was ugly huh?

Smooth
F.U. *african*
I'm always real sometimes...

Nsane
He'll be real crazy on a date Hint Hint....
The only reason I'm tryna hook yall up is because I AINT down there.....

Silvs
LOL...brakes and curves huh?

Zed
I guess I'm going to use that line one day except I'll say Harolds or Uncle remus..

Sweetness
Hmm....I'm willing to be the BF had enough game to pull your fine self!

RD
LOL...I'm glad I was able to give you something to write about!


WHEW I'm done...If I forgot anyone lemme know...Hopefully I'll have something new tomorrow or Thursday, I'm SLACKIN.....

Tue Dec 19, 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger SynSational said...

Doin a test post on your spot...

Wed Dec 20, 11:19:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

go ahead...chicks always like to do tests on my spots..

Wed Dec 20, 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Mocha_Grl said...

Upon seeing me smile:

"Damn baby, you got cute dimples"

Mocha: Thanks

"You got dimples in ya ass too???"

....if i had been wearing space pants I would've swished away in them.

Wed Dec 20, 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger nikki said...

LMAO@mocha. i mean really HAHAHAHA!

and i totally loved zed's "dime line". i like corny shit like that too, rd!

the line i use that works 100% of the time: "what's a nice guy like you doing in a dirty mind like mine." that sucka has NEVER failed me.

i like it when i brotha comes up with a line, but it has to be original if he's gonna go there. otherwise he can just come with the "i saw you standing there and figure i would come over here and get to know my future wife a little better..." line. meanwhile, that only works if i'm attracted to him from jump.

if brotha has some work to do in getting the number (and you cats know who you are, too), then he'll have to come with "i'll pay all of your bills. here's a blank check."

Wed Dec 20, 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

Now Mr Mack...you know me....classic Southside curse-out LOL

@ Mr Mack

Not X-Mas but New Years.

And don't you know...I have "say lewed perverted things to me" right on my forehead...only jerks can read it though

No they have Empire commericals out here...but folks find it hilarious that I know the number....

I miss Eagle Man though

I wonder if they'll be 773-202 **dut dut dut* LUNA (5862)...but I think I'd make the little noise as I'm giving out the number

Thu Dec 21, 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger J said...

Lines are for men who dont have anything to say. Just strike up a conversation. No need for catchy lines. If you can get me to open up you have a shot. I had a dude one time stop me at a gas station to look at my shoes. It was an obvious line considering I was 8 months pregnant wearing Walmart slip ons, but I have him a C for effort LOL

Sat Dec 23, 01:27:00 PM  

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