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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Could be fun for 3-6 months.
     
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    she could be an animal in the sack
     
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    Date: Yes. Marry: no. Actually, date is probably the wrong verb.
     
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    For a few years I dated bartendresses exclusively. It was great.
    You always knew where they were on a weekend night.
    You could go out with friends then head over to the bar at closing for a date with your GF.
    You got into the best afterhours clubs.
    Sitting at the end of bar from midnight to closing and watching guys throw passes at my hot GF was a master class in how not to pick up a girl and how not to order a drink.

    lefty
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I tried dating a bartendress and it didn't work for kind of the same reasons. She was always working when I wasn't.
     
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    For clothes or one-off items, sure. For mass-produced stuff and/or stuff you already know you want - not so much.
    It probably didn't work because you kept calling her a "bartrendress".
     
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    I kept calling her toots.
     
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    my Ecuadorian NYPD neighbor friend had his beat right in SoHo (we were biking buddies and would watch yankees games together). he was really cool and would let me illegally park right on Prince Street with all the russian mobsters and politicians. It was especially awesome on weekends.

    shopping in NYC is so much easier if you have a car. SoHo is basically a huge mall only with very pretty female european/asian/ect. tourist
     
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  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That should have worked :headscratch:
     
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    I so disagree with you on the car thing. It boggles my mind how much you drove when you were here.
     
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    You'd be surprised. I once nailed/pulled/hit (not sure what the kids are saying these days) an insanely hot bartendress because I called my denim "dungarees"
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    The key to that is to fill the early part of the evening with a diner waitress who needs be at work at 5:30 am.

    lefty
     
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    I, um, dated a bartender once and learned few things. First, never talk about the bartender when you're sitting at the bar. No matter how far away she is, she can hear every single thing you say. Second....... okay that's the only thing I really learned from her. She is now a prison guard. Hot, right?
     
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    I find a lot of restaurant/bar "industry" people to be very odd. It's a world in of itself. Very cliquey, gossipy, and culty.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh wait a second, that's Style Forum.
     
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    lefty's Obvious Guide to Ordering a Drink and Possibly Picking up the Bartender/dress.

    1. Don't be a tool.
    2. Know what you want - brand and mix - don't waste the barkeep's time.
    3. Have the money in hand, but discreetly on bar.
    4. Smile and be polite, but don't try to be funny or charming. You're not.
    5. Tip well, say "thank you", then get the fuck out of the way.
    6. Don't be a tool.

    To possibly hook up do all of the above, but sit alone at the end of the bar. Look like me. Read something that isn't your phone. Wait for the bartender/dress to engage you in conversation. Keep that conversation brief. Stay no more than two drinks. Say "thank you" when you leave. Come back three nights later at the same time. He/she should remember your drink. If you play it cool, your second drink may be on him/her. Tip well for that drink. Go from there.

    lefty
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh fuck you, Lefty.


    You're kinda right though.
     
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    You're welcome. The above is the navy blue suit, white shirt, subtle dark tie and black shoes of ordering a drink. It's not complicated, always appropriate and marks you as someone who knows what he's doing. Tread lightly with fun socks and bar banter.

    Also helps to be John Cusack. I watched him walk into a bar wearing a John Cusack-like outfit of basketball shoes, sweat pants and a raincoat, and pick up an insanely hot waitress in about 5 minutes. As I dated her a few months earlier and we both moved on, it was live and let live.

    lefty
     
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    lol. First I need the obvious guide on how to have way too much free time on my hands, and the obvious guide on why I should commit huge amounts of time sitting and drinking alone for a chance to date someone I don't know like a complete creeper.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Like we are going to listen to you, Tex.
     

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