Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pick-up Lines: The Glass of Water Gambit

The Grahamstown Spur, near the end of the evening. You’ve broke, looking pretty damn ropey after drinking your week’s allowance, and are down to one cigarette and a glass of water. The girl you’ve been fancying all evening is at a table somewhere across the restaurant, oblivious to your existence.

Call the waiter over, point out your paramour and ask him “Could you send that young lady a glass of water with my compliments?”. The waiter duly goes over to her table, places the glass of water in front of her, and says “with the compliments of the young gentleman”. Her eyes widen, she stares at the drink, looks up and searches the room. Her gaze rests on you for a moment and your eyes meet. Raise your own glass of water to her and throw a smouldering look across the room. 

This has worked. Twice.


Miranda said...

Oh I LAUGHED!! That bloody Spur...Very very funny, Tim.

Jeannie said...

Brilliant! Mind you, did that make her a *really* cheap date??

I remember that you couldn't drink without eating at the Spur; groups of us used to go in and order 15 beers and one small plate of chips!