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    i dont think so just dont do it while rubbing butter on ya belly and a sock on ya head
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloNewbie View Post
    Ok so I asked her out for coffee on FB. Something like "Ive seen you at a few shows and didnt have a good opportunity to introduce myself. Coffee sometime?" She responded something like " hey, im ususally pretty busy all the time, im sorry, if you see me at another show, please come up and introduce yourself." Then I was like "ok cool, im usually pretty busy myself.....anyway, im going to see *blank* band on the 11th. If you end up there, see you then. Take care."

    So we all know what this means. Shes just not interested. Screw it! Life goes on. Thanks for the replies guys/gals
    ...I think this just means she cannot remember you and whether or not you looked creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloNewbie View Post
    Ok so I asked her out for coffee on FB. Something like "Ive seen you at a few shows and didnt have a good opportunity to introduce myself. Coffee sometime?" She responded something like " hey, im ususally pretty busy all the time, im sorry, if you see me at another show, please come up and introduce yourself." Then I was like "ok cool, im usually pretty busy myself.....anyway, im going to see *blank* band on the 11th. If you end up there, see you then. Take care."

    So we all know what this means. Shes just not interested. Screw it! Life goes on. Thanks for the replies guys/gals
    no ... this means who the heck are you? why are you asking me out on FB ... so lame ... and she just didn't include a link on "how to get game" next time you see her you gotta do shots or something ... good luck!
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    computers are ruining our society
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    You should ask her over to your quarters for some toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    computers are ruining our society
    Ok, once again, I contacted her on FB because I don't see her in person all that often. If I was standing 5 feet from her and I had a clean chance to walk up and start a conversation I would have.

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    this is 2014 computers are a great tool i still say there is nothing with asking her on socail media aint like youre asking for a %^^&*

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloNewbie View Post
    My sis tells me this ALL the time. About everything. I cant help it, im an engineering student.LOL
    Do yourself and any future girlfriends and wives a huge favor and change your major. Art or music or poetry, anything. Forestry even. You may be poor or even homeless, but the misery and suffering you will save the world will be worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
    Do yourself and any future girlfriends and wives a huge favor and change your major. Art or music or poetry, anything. Forestry even. You may be poor or even homeless, but the misery and suffering you will save the world will be worth it.
    I LOL'ed at this. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloNewbie View Post
    Ok so I asked her out for coffee on FB. Something like "Ive seen you at a few shows and didnt have a good opportunity to introduce myself. Coffee sometime?" She responded something like " hey, im ususally pretty busy all the time, im sorry, if you see me at another show, please come up and introduce yourself." Then I was like "ok cool, im usually pretty busy myself.....anyway, im going to see *blank* band on the 11th. If you end up there, see you then. Take care."

    So we all know what this means. Shes just not interested. Screw it! Life goes on. Thanks for the replies guys/gals
    Disagree with your analysis. I'd say you have been given express permission to come up and say "hi" the next time you see her. She isn't saying "yes" to that cuppa joe, but she certainly isn't saying "no," either. Now you have a chance to introduce yourself with a lot less awkwardness than if you just walked up to her at a concert.

    So don't give up on her yet. And try not to drool on yourself when you talk to her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
    Do yourself and any future girlfriends and wives a huge favor and change your major. Art or music or poetry, anything. Forestry even. You may be poor or even homeless, but the misery and suffering you will save the world will be worth it.
    Speaking as the brother-in-law of someone who purports to be a "recovering engineer" but really is one to the very depths of his soul, there is much wisdom in downtube42's words, young grasshopper.

    And speaking as a lawyer, don't go to law school, either.
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    This was the exact conversation on FB. Copied

    Me: Hey, I think I have seen you at a couple of local shows. Never got a legit chance to introduce myself. Coffee sometime?

    Her: hey there, i'm really busy most of the time, i'm sorry, but if you see me at shows please come up and say hello and introduce yourself!!

    Me:
    Right on, I understand that. I work 7 days a week so....Anyway, im going to see Dropout play on the 11th at The Unicorn. If you end up there, see ya then. Take care.


    Her: Okay sounds good.


    I didn't see the "okay sounds good" part until after I made the update post. Not like it matters. Anyway......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    Disagree with your analysis. I'd say you have been given express permission to come up and say "hi" the next time you see her. She isn't saying "yes" to that cuppa joe, but she certainly isn't saying "no," either. Now you have a chance to introduce yourself with a lot less awkwardness than if you just walked up to her at a concert.

    So don't give up on her yet. And try not to drool on yourself when you talk to her.
    This!! This would be the hardest part. Just kidding. But no seriously, im glad its winter because I would start sweating like pig. Not really but....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    Speaking as the brother-in-law of someone who purports to be a "recovering engineer" but really is one to the very depths of his soul, there is much wisdom in downtube42's words, young grasshopper.

    And speaking as a lawyer, don't go to law school, either.
    Is that binding legal advice?
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    I didn't see the "okay sounds good" part until after I made the update post.
    Not like it matters. Anyway......
    ...come clean. In real life you're Woody Allen aren't you ?
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    she gave you a smiley face.

    you're in like flynn
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    oh man, you got a smiley face? you're in! nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloNewbie View Post
    So we all know what this means. Shes just not interested. Screw it! Life goes on. Thanks for the replies guys/gals
    You said all the right things on FB. Too bad it didn't work out but you tried and don't have second thoughts about "what if"
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    Speaking as the brother-in-law of someone who purports to be a "recovering engineer" but really is one to the very depths of his soul, there is much wisdom in downtube42's words, young grasshopper.

    And speaking as a lawyer, don't go to law school, either.
    Speaking as someone who was an engineering student for four years, downtube42's words are wise. Don't even need to switch to a sissy liberal arts major. Computer Science and Economics were popular non-engineering degrees at the engineering school I went to.
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    I graduated with my engineering degree and ended up in IT. What does that get me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I graduated with my engineering degree and ended up in IT. What does that get me?
    Only one step above me, who never earned an engineering degree, came damn near close and still ended up in IT.

    In other words, heck if I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
    Disagree with your analysis. I'd say you have been given express permission to come up and say "hi" the next time you see her. She isn't saying "yes" to that cuppa joe, but she certainly isn't saying "no," either. Now you have a chance to introduce yourself with a lot less awkwardness than if you just walked up to her at a concert.

    So don't give up on her yet. And try not to drool on yourself when you talk to her.
    As a female.. nope. While this is a much politer brush off than I would have used...it's still a brush off. Way too often it is hard to tell someone to feck off. Our society teaches girls to be 'polite'. Telling people to feck off becomes a skill that takes years to learn...and until we do we use phrases like the one up there. It took me a slew of mildly odd but harmless guys and one seriously creepy pee fetishist to learn just how to be blunt. That guy still makes my skin crawl.. yech..

    OP, if you want to walk up to this poor girl and chat... don't mention the FB message. At least not until she does. And then don't deny it. Play up the awkward engineer love affair with computers thing if you must. But don't be creepy. Just be you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    Only one step above me, who never earned an engineering degree, came damn near close and still ended up in IT.

    In other words, heck if I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I graduated with my engineering degree and ended up in IT. What does that get me?
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    Our collective pity and scorn at the same time?
    I'll take it!
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