My lovely friend Vicki visited Hong Kong in January. She and I were sitting outside Starbucks one day and I noticed one of the workers kept looking over. Soon enough he came over for a chat. First he said something in Cantonese, and I replied that I don’t actually know Chinese. He then made small talk about if we’re from Hong Kong, are we staying nearby, etc. Then, he leaned down, and whispered in my ear…
1. What did the worker whisper in Becca’s ear?
a) Can I have your phone number?
b) Do you have a boyfriend?
c) Are you a lesbian?
If you guessed C, you got it! I skillfully resisted the urge to burst out laughing and replied that no, I am in fact not a lesbian. He went off with a small smile on his face. I told Vicki what he had asked and then the laughter was had. Later he came out again still wearing a stupid smile and with free coffee for both of us. We drank the coffee and ran away before his shift finished and he tried ‘talking’ with us again.
So yes. That now ranks as the worst pick-up line I have ever heard. Some guys had a different take on it though – apparently if you’re going to give a girl free coffee it’s worth making sure she’s not a lesbian first.