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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

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It was the left tit! And it was about "this" size (holds hand in appropriate position)...
You mean one hand was enough?
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You mean one hand was enough?
Apparently more than a handful is a waste...
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Old 17.04.2011, 12:17
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Did the girl click? "Pfft. He chose the train over me."
I don't know. Women seem to forget that men aren't telepathic!

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I must be a granny-magnet. I've had quite a few elderly ladies strike up conversations with me on the train in recent years and, uncharacteristically for the Swiss, give me the whole run-down of where they are going, who they are meeting, how many kids they have, what they all do for jobs, etc., etc.
Yeah. I used to love talking to the old grannies in the UK. They could really bend your ear for an entire journey!

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On which train is everyone meeting such forthcoming swiss people????? I've spent half my life in swiss trains, don't think anyone has ever started a conversation with me (well, no one normal that is) nor have I witnessed two perfect strangers spontaneously start a conversation.

I should really stop reading 20minutes on trains and start looking around, i must be missing out on so much
All the time! The night trains are particularly fun when everybody is hopped out on alcohol and still buzzing
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Old 17.04.2011, 12:25
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Wow, I didn't realise my rant would prompt so many replies!

Needless to say the thought about getting the same train another day has been on my mind ever since. However, the conversation started because the train was late and she was checking with me that it did indeed leave at 12 minutes past the hour. Which had me thinking she wasn't normally on that train.

But probably, I'll try to catch that train again sometime!
That's the same 12 past the hour train to Ziegelbrucke that I got an eyeful on (think about it, I've lined that up beautifully). I propose a male only EF social do on one of hose trains, 3 EFers to a carriage and share notes over a beer at the other end.

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You mean one hand was enough?
Yes.
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Old 17.04.2011, 13:32
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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

None of this stuff seems to happen in Romandie, must be a Swiss German approach.
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Old 17.04.2011, 14:08
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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

Awww... cute story! I think he should have asked for her e-mail address.
I think one of the advantages of the Internet is that (in my opinion), it's not really considered overly flirtatious to ask for someone's e-mail address. It just seems less personal or obviously flirtatious than to ask for someone's phone #. And that way, you may get to know him or her a bit more, through emails, to help you know if he/she really is someone you'd consider dating. Besides, I think one way to impress a woman is to try to get to know *her* before deciding whether or not you want to get into her Unterhosen.
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Old 17.04.2011, 14:15
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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

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My dear old dad used to say more than a mouthful is a waste.
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Old 17.04.2011, 14:23
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Awww... cute story! I think he should have asked for her e-mail address.
Correction: she should have asked for his.
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Old 17.04.2011, 14:57
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My dear old dad used to say more than a mouthful is a waste.
Damn, I'm carrying these things around for nothing???
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Old 18.04.2011, 08:41
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Damn, I'm carrying these things around for nothing???
Not sure, I couldn't reply without any evidence
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Old 18.04.2011, 16:36
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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

That's very sweet.

Two things;
1. Get business cards and don't be scared to hand them out the next time. Any girl would be flattered. She may be married, she may be single. She may call, she may not call - but in any cases, she'd for sure be flattered and would be smiling for the rest of the day (possibly posing on this thread http://www.englishforum.ch/general-o...d-because.html )
2. Don't wonder about the if's for 7 years and then start to look for her, like this guy. That's kinda creepy and not flattering at all.
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Old 18.04.2011, 16:47
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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

wasn't there a thread from a lady who wanted to find a guy like 20 years after??

I think that was uber messed up.
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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

In situations like this, one can always say "Sorry Im new in town, can you please tell me where you live"

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That's very sweet.

Two things;
1. Get business cards and don't be scared to hand them out the next time. Any girl would be flattered. She may be married, she may be single. She may call, she may not call - but in any cases, she'd for sure be flattered and would be smiling for the rest of the day (possibly posing on this thread http://www.englishforum.ch/general-off-topic/23795-i-smiled-because.html )
Yuk. Business cards is always a bad idea.

1. Its too business like and a bit too boisterous and not subtle, sweet and personal. Its like something you hand out to anyone and everyone and not just that special someone. Nothing beats the excitement of asking around for a piece of paper and pen to give out your contact details just because you have met someone you would want to stay in touch with, even though you will soon find some secluded corner and pull out one of the ready made slips with your number pre-written on it. But you have to make it look like you dont carry those all the time on you, rite?

2. You dont want to give out all those details on your business card to someone you dont fully know. Who knows she could be a psycho or you would at some point want to make a neat and clean break with her, rather than her standing at the reception of your work and uttering profanities etc... You get the picture
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Old 18.04.2011, 16:55
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In situations like this, one can always say "Sorry Im new in town, can you please tell me where you live"
I'm pretty sure there's a lolcat but I'm to lazy to google it.


psychoooo!!!!
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I'm pretty sure there's a lolcat but I'm to lazy to google it.
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Hello, little girl. My name is Wasted. I have just been released from a secure institution I'm new in town. Can you please tell me where you live? Please? Please? Please? Please? Please? Please? Why you go? Sit! SIT! I tell you! SIT!
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Old 18.04.2011, 17:02
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I'm slightly annoyed today. I was catching a train home from Zurich and a lovely blonde was sat opposite me and began talking to me in German. I explained I was merely a poor Englishman with an ability to understand her only if she spoke slowly.

She seemed to find this amusing (in a sort of 'you're cute' kinda way). I then spent the rest of the journey trying to figure out how to ask if she was single and fancied a drink.

Alas, before I'd properly formed the verbs and tenses in my tiny brain, my stop had arrived and I had to get off. All I could managed was a 'Tschuss', which was very warmly received with a smile and returned farewell. Complete with a longing look from said girl out of the train window.

I've since been kicking myself. Perhaps she would have forgiven a misplaced verb or two...

Ahhh well. It put a smile on my face. Thanks for listening!
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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

The lol is strong on this one.

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Re: Beautiful girl on train too scared to ask her out

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Correct

But there is an exception to every rule....... and this rule being subject to The Pencil test

IMO, Gravity will always win in the end, so the "hand"* is still the most useful measure.

(*HINT: make sure you get to REALLY know the girl first. They hate it when you make the assessment too early.)

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Alas, before I'd properly formed the verbs and tenses in my tiny brain, my stop had arrived and I had to get off. All I could managed was a 'Tschuss', which was very warmly received with a smile and returned farewell. Complete with a longing look from said girl out of the train window.

I've since been kicking myself. !

Hmmm......
  • Hot chick (common),
  • talks TO you (rare),
  • public transport.
Personally, next time, I'd recommend missing your stop to buy more time.

This should provide enough time to blurt out "Kann ich habe deine Handy nummer?"

A) Nein = pfft, wasn't ever going to see her again anyway.
B) Ja, mein nummer ist= WOO HOO !!! (your next ex-GF)
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Old 18.04.2011, 17:08
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You also might consider the showjumping rating for your endeavours. The idea is that you incur 4 point penalty for a refusal and the idea is to tot up those points over the week to assess your strategy.
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That's very sweet.

Two things;
1. Get business cards and don't be scared to hand them out the next time. Any girl would be flattered. She may be married, she may be single. She may call, she may not call - but in any cases, she'd for sure be flattered and would be smiling for the rest of the day (possibly posing on this thread http://www.englishforum.ch/general-o...d-because.html )
2. Don't wonder about the if's for 7 years and then start to look for her, like this guy. That's kinda creepy and not flattering at all.
surely it should still be flattering, even if creepy. so sad that internet archive doesn't have www.6december2002.com cached. some random guy made a webpage for a missed connection. that's got to be worth seeing.
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