4.23.2009

Mixed messages

One of my roommates and I were walking down the street just this last weekend when a car full of boys drove by. With the windows down, heads protruding from the car, tongues hanging out they began to howl and bark like dogs.

Dogs?

Lets talk about this method of picking up girls.

I don’t know if you are hitting on me or trying to tell me I am ugly – barking at a girl can mean either.

This situation reminded me of the time I was walking along the street in Scotland and a car full of guys started making monkey noises outside the widow at the group of us girls walking by. Monkey noises?

Apparently all boys, no matter where you come from, thinks this is an effective way to communicate with women.

Animals = Score. That’s right. Keep trying guys. It’ll work eventually!

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

In Mexico I had a guy stick his whole body out the window of his truck and yell "Arggghhhh" just like a pirate! I didn't know that was a form of picking up girls either, although it was creative...he definitely got my attention.

Saturday Morning Mystic said...

My preferred animal noise of choice is definitely the drone of the blue whale. It is subtle, hard to produce and makes the woman know that I have worked hard to come on to her, because it is quite difficult to emulate.

Kimberly said...

Saturday Morning Mystic you are cracking me up!

[F]oxymoron said...

Alternatively, we could all drive by reciting Shakespeare's sonnets as we hang out of the window...

... :)

Blomgren2 said...

You make me laugh and I LOVE to laugh. Good luck on your next walk!

Morgan said...

I was on a train riding along the Italian Riviera a few years ago. The train passed a beach where many topless Italian women were sunning themselves. An Italian guy who was in the same compartment as me almost levitated to the window, opened it, stuck his entire torso out of the window, and yelled "Mamma mia! Abbondanza!"

I’m not sure what the purpose of that was. Did he think that the (topless) women would get up from their towels, catch up with the moving train, and throw themselves at him?

Holly said...

Once in Mexico - just after graduating from gr 12, my youth group friends and I were outside a taco stand called Taco el Numero Uno. The M we were working with mentioned to scare away all the mangy dogs you made this "ch-u" ching sound at them. Weird, but it worked..... So we were outside this joint and hear that sound coming from a sketchy looking man and his friend, hanging from a beat up truck. We looked around and ... no dogs...hmmmm... then our yp appeared and brought us back to the group and casually mentioned to us that those men thought we were hookers, and that sound is what they use to pick them up. That is the first and only time I have ever been confused with a dog or a hooker - I felt I needed to let you all know that.

But I notice some similarities in all these stories - animal noises and hanging out the window. Now I am not anything close to an expert on the opposite sex, far from it actually, but I wonder what would happen if we used a tactic I learned from parents of toddlers. What if we shouted back at them "USE YOUR WORDS!" I wonder what would happen.

Yeti said...

[F]oxymoron...you are ON to something!

Kelley said...

As fate would have it, I got barked at TWICE today! Two cars of college aged morons that somehow thought this would be flattering.

James said...

let me stroke your delicate egos some more ladies. . . i like vagina and ppl who have vaginas yay! now go to another column and brag about how some guy told u he like ur vagina