Tuned out

Brief summation of last week’s meme:

… this coming from one of those execrable “PUA” sites (PUA = pick-up-artist, which means “a guy not actually looking for a relationship but seeking a bit of fun and maybe a good-looking woman to impress his friends with”) about talking to women with headphones. And my slightly-sad response was that there have been plenty of times I wasn’t wearing headphones and would actually have welcomed someone talking to me (well, maybe not a pick-up artist, but I’m not the type of woman they would be interested in anyway) and no one does.

Given my own distinctly non-PUA approach to the matter, I think I’d just bring along a set of headphones — I have a spare — and see if I can direct the conversation this way:

Me: “Here, put these on.”

She: “Why?”

Me: “I’m afraid I might want to talk to you. Trust me, it’s better this way.”

I have, of course, no reason to think this would actually work. But it does fit my modus operandi almost perfectly.



  1. fillyjonk »

    3 September 2016 · 11:16 am

    If that happened? I’d laugh. And then I’d talk to you. So it would work on me, for whatever that’s worth.

  2. ETat »

    3 September 2016 · 4:10 pm

    I’d not. I’d offer a shortcut: if you think what you’re about to say isn’t worth my hearing it, I believe you -and will turn my back on you. Besides, somebody else’s earplugs – in my ears? Yack

  3. CGHill »

    3 September 2016 · 6:56 pm

    Actually, I have one totally unused set, but I see the point.

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