In very rare instances, being hit on can be flattering. Maybe it even works, and you pick up what they’re laying down. Unfortunately, I’d say 99.9 percent of pick up lines are unwanted or inappropriate. This Twitter thread started by writer K. Thor Jensen really shows just how unwanted an inappropriate they can get.
He asked his followers, “Twitter what’s the weirdest place you’ve ever been hit on?”
Then he shared his own example: “An older dude once tried to pick me up after a screening of Larry Clark’s KIDS in an amazingly catastrophic failure to read the room.”
If you’ve ever seen kids, you get it. If not, don’t watch it on a first date.
Some people’s stories about weird places they’ve been hit on are legitimately creepy, some are funny, and some really are…weird. What was that person thinking? What fantasy were they living out? And have I ever hit on someone in a super weird way that I don’t even remember and they can’t stop thinking about? I didn’t see anyone I recognized in the replies, but check to see if you’ve done any of these yourself:
I got pulled over for expired tags. The cop let me go. At 1am my phone rang. It was him, wanting to know if I was up and wanted to “hang out”. I said no thanks. When I hung up I saw car lights come on outside my house and the car drove away. 100% sure it was him.
— Victoria Woodhull (@vwoodhull938) September 3, 2020
We get ‘ jokingly’ chatted up and asked ‘ can I take you home’ every time we are out dressed like this usually by the 40 year old fan girls. ( who we think rule by the way) We got used to it quickly and it gives us a chuckle 🙂 pic.twitter.com/IUCkhF18kE
— Julian Potter (@Tr00perman) September 3, 2020
I was walking through the Ramble in Central Park after dark and someone started following me. I got scared and stopped at a pond. He went past me, then came back, and asked if I wanted to be his girlfriend. I said no. He looked sad and left.
— no justice, no peace (@nandelabra) September 3, 2020
I had a guy once ask if I’d like to role play Catwoman with kryptonite dominating Superman. I told him that didn’t make any narrative sense.
— PenPaladin Jules (@SQLPi) September 3, 2020
I was a neonatal ICU nurse, and I was pushing his wife’s wheelchair from the postpartum unit to see their very sick baby for the first time.
— rosy’sredrhinoceros (@elizabells) September 3, 2020
In the break room during a large group company orientation DIRECTLY AFTER WATCHING the sexual harassment train. Dude literally started by saying “I don’t want to sound like the guy in the video…” 🤯
— Anna Seg (@anna_seg) September 3, 2020
I posted on Whisper that I was considering going to the hospital because I was suicidal and in response a dude messaged me asking for nudes
— 🧀Cheesy Bri🧀 (@BriOnACracker) September 3, 2020
I was on a phone call with the guy who crashed into me on the freeway. My car was totaled. I spent a hellish day in the ER because of him. Then he lied to the cops and said the accident was my fault. Then when he called me 2 days later to discuss insurance, he asked me out!
— orwellian daydream (@4humanwrites) September 3, 2020
I swear to god some guys see a girl wearing headphones as an open invitation to talk.
— Noelle Elizabeth 🌀 (@HurricaneNoelle) September 3, 2020
By a cab driver who drove me home from the airport. He’d got into a violent screaming match with the dispatcher and spent most of the ride home beating the steering wheel and cursing. I had been crying in the backseat because I was right about to break up with my boyfriend.
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) September 3, 2020