Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Pick-up lines: an old art still in circulation

I bet some of us have heard lines like,’ke mabele ke gasamane ke tlhoka montshedi’.

This, I really thought, was used way back by people of the yester years. How wrong I was!

Just as I walked through the Main Mall on Tuesday, I was stopped by this young man and he gleefully said, “Is your father a thief?”

I was not thinking of the pick-up lines hence I was perplexed.
“What?” I asked.

I was about to get nasty with him. Although my father is absent in my life, I will not allow a stranger to demean him.

“A thief?”

“Yes, because you have got diamonds in your eyes!”
I felt foolish whilst he smiled like a rat having found its long lost piece of cheese.

“Pitiful,” I said to myself.

As I walked away from the young man, a question lingered in my mind.

Do people still use these pick-up lines?

I decided to set off and find out if people do use the pick-up lines to court their future better halves.

My worst fears where therefore uncovered.
Molefe Moagi wonders why he should use those instead of telling somebody how he feels about them, and stop beating about the bush.

“That practice is used by cowards; I will not use them,” he said somewhat proudly.
However, for Kabelo Maje, pick-up lines can be used to break the ice, give a sense of humour and can also help you have an idea of how the person you are courting is.

Kana some ladies are cheeky, and courting is not as easy as some people think, go thata.
So, if you use a pick-up line and she laughs or seems to be impressed, you can now intensify the struggle and win her heart.

Kabelo postulates further, saying that he used one and luckily it worked for him.

“I just met her and asked her if she was tired. I remember she looked at me quizzically, and I put the final spanner in and said, ‘You have been running in my mind!’”

Amazing, isn’t it, because I have really been thinking that these things have been archived somewhere in the museums, but the thought of them being used today never really crossed my mind.
However, for some ladies, pick-up lines are a big turn off.

Karabo maintains that somebody must just tell her the three little words straight away, “as the pick-up lines are so yesterday”.

“Imagine somebody telling you, ‘hey, do you have a broom, because you swept me off my feet!’ If I was a good fighter, I would punch anybody who says such things to me!”
Okay now, some people will get into trouble with the pick-up lines, so be careful; you have been warned!

As they say one man’s meat is another’s poison.

For Daisy, pick-up lines are enticing. She feels that they lighten up a conversation in cases where you have just met somebody and you hardly know each other.

She says that the pick-up line used on her by somebody she would not mention was, “I may not be a genie but I can make your dreams come true.”

She added: “And they do come true.” She laughs off gaily.

As I learnt further, pick-up lines are used by both males and females.
One just has to be brave.

As Kevin puts it, pick-up lines should not be used by the book. He asserts that when courting the lady of his dreams, he did not use them.

“I started using them after she agreed to my proposal, as I laughed seeing her smile.”
So, ladies and gentlemen, it seems the pick-up lines do work afterall, so you may as well use them.

Just say, “I hope you know CPR, as you take my breath away!”

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