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Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by OtisCampbell » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:24 pm

At "my local liquor store," which is mega-big-and-busy, I see the same comely lady at the checkout each visit. She most often comments that she likes a flavored version of the vodka I purchase. So, I purchased the base version and her "New Coke" version tonight. She, of course, mentioned how much she enjoys the flavored version, not remembering that I have heard that from her before. I then gave the New Coke version to her for Christmas, no matter what her religion may have been. I am not Christian, but I love Xmas (irony).The whole episode confused her and no progress towards nastiness was achieved.

But, was this a smooth move??? Was this the liquor store version of buying a barmaid a cocktail?

I am drunk, so my main objective has been achieved. I am happy. But, damn, lady: Say thanks and enjoy the season.
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by G_W » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:26 pm

How did she receive it?
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by OtisCampbell » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:31 pm

Confusion. And she was ready to move to the next dude.

But, after the same convo for a few weeks, it being Christmas, my being nice to her... Just say thanks???? Just be a human???
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by JimLahey » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:39 pm

Doesn't sound like it went well... but dude if the place is busy she must have been a bit shy/embarrassed and had to keep working.
Still, someone gives me a bottle of vodka for free in ANY environment I would definitely thank them.
But no, not smooth.

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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by OtisCampbell » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:44 pm

Cool.

I will definitely refine the procedure. Perhaps seek better targets.

Furthermore, if anyone ever gave me a bottle of liquor, I would have handled it differently. Joy would have been involved, for example.

But, whatever.
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by OtisCampbell » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:46 pm

Thanks for the honest replies.
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by JimLahey » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:03 pm

Hey at least you got booze! Btw, what's your plan when you go in there next time?

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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by ThirstyDrunk » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:33 pm

Next time say hey let me buy you a bottle since you like it so much and you're so pretty.
Then you get the employee discount.
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by Lush City » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:44 pm

Can you go when it's not so busy? Traffic has a lot to do with it. She's trying to keep a job. Do that and buy your other brand and ask her how she enjoyed what you gave her.

Your goal is to get laid and get free liquor. Now get to it!
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by JimLahey » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:51 pm

Lush City wrote:Can you go when it's not so busy? Traffic has a lot to do with it. She's trying to keep a job. Do that and buy your other brand and ask her how she enjoyed what you gave her.

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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by sloweducation » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:40 am

How is she on the eyes? Are you looking for a drinking buddy or a wife?

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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by NYDingbat » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:06 am

Perhaps she "says that to all the boys". In other words, it's marketing - maybe she's not hinting that you two should gaze lustily at each other whilst the light from a roaring fire frolics in a glass of her favored flavored version of your voddie, she's merely trying to get you to purchase another bottle in that flavor for yourself or a friend, but not for her, in order to boost sales. Hence her confusion when you presented her with it. No excusing her lack of gratitude whether that's the case or not. The unpolished lass should've thanked you. I submit that it is she who should be wondering if her move was smooth.

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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by Savage » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:14 am

Well, personally, I like people when they give me booze. But that doesn't mean I'm going to be swapping spit in the shower with them any time soon
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:46 am

Smooth move, no. Lack of gratitude, definitely. Try a different check-out queue or liquor store, in future.
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Re: Was This a Smooth Move?

Post by Wingman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:36 pm

don't worry, christmas isn't a christian holiday.

i think it was a cool move. bold, certainly. didn't work, sure, but even the best moves don't work unless she's into you already. just be cool if you see her again; don't expect anything other than decent service. worst case, she has a story to tell her girlfriends. best case, she thinks of you when she drinks it, in a good way.
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