This weekend was well packed with New York adventures and well-deserved relaxation (read:NCIS marathon) despite the heat and raging seasonal allergies, so narrowing down a favorite part is difficult. A serious contender, however, for my favorite weekend moment (one that my camera didn’t catch) was this: I’m standing on the subway platform – the one time I’ve ridden the subway in the last week without my headphones plugged in – and a man walks up to me. A clean white shirt sets off his dark skin and darker eyes and he says…
“Excuse me Miss, but do you know how much a polar bear weighs?”
Genuinely uncertain of the answer to this question, and why a stranger on the subway would be inquiring, I say No, I Don’t.
“Enough to break the ice. Hi, my name is…”
I’ve heard plenty of gawking, dirty talking, and all the rest, but never before have I actually heard one of those laughably bad pick-up lines. I will give him credit though – I laughed, and I’m still thinking about it. Missed connection? 🙂