Mamamia Friends, I am passing a gift on to you all. I have no need for it anymore – I got hitched, had a kid, and never go anywhere interesting these days. But I don’t want this gift to go to waste.
I’m going to give you an ice breaker – or, let’s call a spade a spade – a pick up line. It works best on men, as was my habit (but feel free to let me know if it works on women as well). It works just as equally on one individual, or a whole group at a party. If you find yourself struggling to generate conversation in social situations, this one rarely fails.
Now it’s fairly low brow conversation, but it does really appeal to the general public – the common man if you will. To be honest, I can’t take credit for this line as I pilfered it from a dude in a bar at Sydney Uni circa 1993: he used it successfully to kick-start a lulled conversation, and I immediately took to it and ran with it for about 15 years. One time, many years ago, I heard Merrick and Rosso using it when they were on Nova and that’s when I knew my line had gone viral even before going viral was a thing…
And here it is:
‘Sooooo, what’s your favourite biscuit?’
Now, most men will run with this and become quite interested – it’s random, but not threatening, and so much better than “So what do you do?” (such a deathly question to start conversation, in my view!). They’ll probably ask you about your favourite biscuit too – or even elaborate on why they love that biscuit. And then you take it from there. But a few will inevitably go ‘huh?’ and get a look on their face like an NRL player listening to an explanation of gravity – if this happens, just ask them ‘What do you always buy when you go down the biscuit aisle in the supermarket?’ That should sort them out. If not – move onto another dude quickly.
Now, over the years -in the interest of research- I have categorised the various answers to this pick up line into what type of man you have encountered. And these are my hard won findings:
Kingston, Tim Tam man – Boring! Everyone likes these biscuits. This man doesn’t think outside the square. He’s just following everyone else and going down the path of least resistance. If you want a lateral thinker, this man isn’t for you.