Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pick-up Lines

When was the last time you got picked up by another man?

Just this morning, as I was waiting for the lift, a friend from the office (different department) tapped on my shoulder and said "Hi". I said Hi back and smiled. I was texting someone at that time, and didn't really want to start a conversation. Then I heard him said, 'Wah... cantik nya pagi ni, so elegant..." Haa... elegant?! That's a first (maybe becoz I was wearing your black pearl kut, Gina..). "Oh thank you," I replied (apa lagi nak jawab, kan?)

When we got into the lift, I asked him, how's things at work. He said, everything ok, still at the same place. I told him "You ok, in hot demand..." (memang pun, he's quite an enterprising staff, ramai bosses nak ambil dia kerja). Then he said something strange, "Ya lah... tapi hati I ni ada satu je, bukannya boleh di bahagi-bahagi. Satu bahagian dah bagi kat u...." :)

Mula2 I tak perasan, tau. Then he said it again, "Satu bahagian dah bagi kat u, cuma you je yang belum buat apa2 lagi tentang tu..."

Was he trying to pull a fast one on me? Terus I tak tau apa nak kata lepas tu! Kelu lidah untuk berbicara! Heh.. heh... Senyum je lah, kan? I got off on the 5th floor when in actual fact, my office is located on the 21st floor while his in on the 22nd. Tak nak lah naik sampai ke atas ~ I was feeling rather uncomfortable already. I said my goodbye to him and ciao from the scene.

Just last week, while I was browsing at Ampang Park, this foreigner came to me (I think he's middle eastern, or something). He asked, "Err, excuse me... do you know how long does it take to go to Langkawi from here?" Strange, I thought, to be asked that kind of question in a shopping complex, and not at a bus or railway station. I thought mamat ni sure was trying out his pick-up line, so I malas nak layan. Then he asked me again, "Do you know how long does it take to get to Langkawi from here?" Well, maybe he genuinely wanted to know, so dengan reluctantnya I asked him back, "By plane or car?" He said, "By bus." "5 hours", I said.

“Ahh… Shukran!” he exclaimed. Then he asked me that dreadful question, “Are you local?” Cis! The moment I heard that question, I knew he was trying to chat me up. I tengok je dia and said, “Yes, why?” He said, “Masya’allah… do you work here?” konon2 macam surprise lah. I looked at him and as politely as I could, told him off, “No and GOODBYE!” Boring betullah they all ni. Tak de kerja lain ke? Maybe he thought I was one of those Minah Indon that he could easily pick-up (I got lots of those dulu, masa zaman2 sebelum MrNordin…). Oh pleeeeze… tak kuasa I!

But the best pick-up line I’ve heard so far is this. One day, several years ago, I was going up the escalator in KLCC to meet someone for lunch. I was wearing my office suit and pants, I think. Ramai orang kat escalator tu, and this one guy was standing behind me. Suddenly, I felt a nudge on my back. My first thought was, “Oh no! Pick pocket!” and quickly held on tightly to my handbag. Rupa2nya, this fella wanted to speak to me.

He said, “Hi! Sorry, but I have to tell you this. You are so beautiful.” Eh, apa ke hal ni Yeop? The escalator was still moving up and I was standing there, stiff. Didn’t know how to respond to that except, “Thanks.” He continued, “I’ve been watching you since just now, and I must say you are very beautiful. Are you seeing anyone at the moment?” Heh… heh… do I look like I was single? “Sorry, but I’m married”, I said. “Oh, what a shame…” he said. “But can I be a friend?” he insisted. I looked at him and replied, “Thanks for the compliment, but I’m not interested. Thank you!” And walked away (smiling…)

MrNordin, I still got it, babe... :)


Helena said...

hehe... ok la tu..... saham tinggi ada lagi....

the best pick up line i got was "a beautiful girl like you shouldnt be standing there without a rose in her hand" and that guy gave me a rose..... haha....

mmm.... cant feel the heat ker, you turun at 5th floor? hehe.....

MrsNordin said...

Huu... that's a nice compliment you got!

Ya lah... couldn't stand the heat!

Emma said...

biasanya sy dpt fefewit nakal saje..masa sy muda kerap sgt mebi psl sy kiut rambut licin cam anak cino..tp bila dah kawin i pakai tudung pastu badan pun naik psl kuat makan dan sy mmg dah tak stylo langsung!...tapikan ada jugak org feewit..isk org jantan ni asal boleh aje.

Yg dlm lif tu apa kes eh kak? Hahaha..

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ,

selama nie malu nak post comment ehhehe but after running into u earlier, i think i should be polite and make my presence known ehhehehhe

Its nice to know that u can still get compliments tho sometimes it can feel creepy. Like last night, I got an email from a former E* collegue who tells me that me misses me and the office feels empty without me.... like what the heck? we used to talk about our sons as both were born within a few days of the other.

It was creepy but its only and email no harm ehhehehhee

p/s u do look good today. I recognised u in an instant.


MrsNordin said...

Hi Emma,

Pakai tudung ke, tak pakai tudung ke, kecomelan itu pasti akan terserlah! Orang jantan ni memang... pantang dahi licin!

Tapi kan, I tak pernah kena pick up dengan Malay guys. Mat Saleh ada, Indians ramai, mamat Indon & Bangla pun ada pernah juga! Tapi melayu sorang pun tak pernah. Hampeh betul! MrNordin sorang je lah... tapi dia punya pick-up line memang best! That's why I married him! Hee.. hee... :)

MrsNordin said...

Hi Aida,

It was nice meeting you just now! Thanks for your warm wishes for Nizzar, that's very thoughtful of you.

You still look the same like the last time I met you. And you are so much more advanced than me ~ anak dah 2 orang! Congratulations!! I hope your husband is treating you well.

Memanglah creepy kalau entah sapa2 tiba2 pull a fast one like that. Tak tau samada to feel flattered or scared. Your ex-colleague tu, I think he genuinely misses you. Give the guy some credit lah!

Take care!

Madam Tai Tai said...

MrsN, you are so darn lucky!

I TAK PERNAH dapat any pick-up line!! Sungguh tak complimentary, cis!

Not that I want to be picked up, tapi best jugak kalau the 'market' still thinks that I'm a hot babe (walaupun dah 40 and ada anak dara & teruna).

Feel good about them, ok. Lucky girl!

Superwomanwannabe said...

Woohooo!! Bestnye for the ego..although can be a bit dangerous gak ek kalau sorang sorang. Mcm ni lah J, you bawak nappie bau susu satu, kalau depa insist...tunjukkan je..

but that colleague of yours, macam serious je...


Superwomanwannabe said...


Eta My said...

Bj....comel la tuh..jgn jealous Mr Nordin....

Totally..agree..kekadang malas kan nak layan orang2 ni..esp kat waitig area or worse dlm lift..( kita selalu seram kalau tak ramai org dlm lift.eeeii)..agaknya kan..sekali u layan..amboi..panjang gak jadi cerita nya...

Yg peliknya species cam ni..ade di merata2 yg kita tak perasan...lemasnya..

Take care Bj...entah2 ade org still teropong u.....hehehe!

Mcm I..kekdg time ambik anak kat sekolah..ade gak pakcik2 yang peramah satu macam.....naik geli lak....malas nak layan..next time..I rela park jauh2...

ta ta!

MrsNordin said...


Don't know if it's flattering or not, but sometimes best juga. Tapi tengok orang lah... Kalau dapat Mat Bangla yang pick up, haru jadinya!!!

MrsNordin said...


Ya lah, I was surprised when I heard him say that. All this while, I never thought he would say such things. Cis!

MrsNordin said...


Masa tunggu anak balik sekolah pun sempat pikat bini orang? Ini sudah lebih ni! Maybe they just wanna chat with you... you ni kan ala-ala peramah gitu... :)

Take care!

Madam Tai Tai said...

Mat Bangla? Kat sini berlambak - give and take adalah around 80-90million kot.

Tak de jugak I dapat pick line!