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Tell us your biggest successes and most embarrassing failures. Not that we're after new chat-up lines, or anything.

(, Thu 10 Dec 2009, 11:36)
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I need help with this one, as I can't work it out.
I was, as so many of my stories begin, in the pub on friday night when a few of my mates came in, along with a guy and a girl I didn't know. Maybe it was the beer, but the first thing I saw was this tremendous pair of blue eyes, but it seemed obvious she was with the new guy so I kept my distance (as if I'd have been much more forward otherwise, really). We had a few game of snooker and a few pints and as so often happens, ended up back at my friend's house having a party. I was having one of those drunken discussions with the guy I didn't know and soon somehow managed to sniff out that they weren't an item, and before I knew it found myself chatting to this girl with the fantastic eyes in the kitchen. She asked if I wanted a beer, and when she took the lid off with her teeth I felt a tingling that I haven't felt for a while.

Anyway. It has been said in the past that I can be quite amusing while drunk, but despite this I am still mostly useless with the ladies, and so we chatted and she laughed but I still didn't make any sort of move. Then, she turned to me while talking to the others in the living room and said "What's your number?"

I think I probably mumbled a bit as I struggled for my phone, explaining that I didn't know my number but I had it stored, and she watched for a few seconds as I rifled through my address book. Then came the curve ball.

"I didn't mean your phone number".

I've been trying to work it out for 5 days now. I think I said something like "Oh. Erm, 17 then" and she laughed. The only thing I can possibly think is that it may have been a drunken attempt to ascertain my age, as I look about 10 years younger than I actually am. Apart from that, I'm stumped. And a bit cheesed off, she was lovely.
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 16:04, 20 replies)
..she's just barking mad mate. Best avoided maybe?
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 16:08, closed)
Seems my nutcase attracting pheromone may have worked again.
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 16:14, closed)
....Anytime...and I MEAN anytime a member of the opposite* sex asks "whats your number?"
the only reply is 69!

*Or same, I am a modern man after all.

(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 16:18, closed)
That is a
proposal of marriage round these parts, though.
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 16:22, closed)
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 16:31, closed)
What other "number" could she mean?
she wasnt cockney was she? "WHATS YER NUMBAH SUNSHINE?"
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 16:39, closed)
I know!
It confused the hell out of me. My mate thinks she got embarrased when she realised folk were listening, but my age theory is starting to sound more and more plausible.
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 17:22, closed)
Maybe it was numerology?
Im a 3 , 7 and 10

hm just checked and apparently now I'm a 5
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 20:56, closed)
I'd probably
turn out to be a fraction.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 4:09, closed)
Dahn sarf
"Whats your number?" usually means "What does one do for a living?". At least, it did in the regions I have inhabited.
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 17:48, closed)
She had a broad Lanarkshire accent though,
it was more of a "Whits yer nummer?"
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 4:08, closed)
Maybe it's a cultural test?
In which case, the correct response is "I am not a number, I am a free man!"
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 18:16, closed)
I will respond
by gassing her through her letterbox and whisking her off to a strange new life where massive balls will pursue her should she attempt to escape
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 4:06, closed)
Sorry but....
She was wondering if you were interested as she was,but you made no move...
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 20:45, closed)
I constitute
instantly lunging for my phone as a move. Besides, plenty time to make up for it :)
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 4:04, closed)
She was Spanish and mumbling.
It was Su Nombre (your name) not your number. Simple mistake.
(, Wed 16 Dec 2009, 21:57, closed)
Or maybe it was "El Nombre"
the famous counting bandido mouse.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 4:06, closed)
Maybe... just maybe...
she was asking how many people you'd slept with. Your number. Y'know. That number.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 4:26, closed)
I assumed
this was the case.
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 9:15, closed)
Call me a bluff old traditionalist...

But didn't it occur to you to say:

"I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean. If you don't mean my phone number, What number are you referring to?"

Then she could have explained, and you would have spared yourself 5 days of frustration.

Carpe diem and all that.

But what do I know?
(, Thu 17 Dec 2009, 10:51, closed)

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