If offering the opinion to the attractive woman would have cast you in a bad light, why is this post not casting you in a bad light?
You all have enough experience of me to know that I'm 95% sweetness and light, essear.
As for you, Josh, I can only infer that your parents did not allow you to read MAD magazine as a youth, which was a failing of theirs, and that you never read any of their classic numbers as an adult, which is a failing of yours.
And now I know there is such a word as "deuteragonist."
Anthropologist trick: You can always keep a one-sided conversation going by repeating the last few words the other person said with a rising, questioning inflection, which encourages them to elaborate on their previous statement without you having to really react to whatever they said.
If you use this trick in social settings, eventually the other person will say something to which you actually have a response you want to share, and voila, you have changed the subject to something you want to talk about.
6: repeating the last few words the other person said with a rising, questioning inflection
"You'll call the police?"
The sophistication of a culture or civilization is best judged by the sophistication of its cock-blocking strategies.
Somewhere Cupid sobs into his quiver, ruining the fletching on his darts d'amour.
This is the most charming thing I've seen all morning.
Wait, Ben you're straight? Unexpected.
Actually, if you search the archives, you will find out that I am "so gay".