The Power of Hello

So… one night, I was out with some girlfriends for a rather epic night of karaoke. Enter a pack of attractive business men. Now, I’m not really a suit and tie kinda girl, but a cute guy is a cute guy.

When they walked in the door, I was rocking out to Saving Jane’s “Girl Next Door.” Apparently, well enough to peak the pack’s interest. Cause next thing I knew, one of the guys was on the stage dedicating Usher’s ‘Nice and Slow’ to me, personally.

A couple thoughts on this, it was a bold move and sometimes that really works. For this dude, it totally did. Very sexy! ‘Nice and Slow’ is a little fresh, but it’s karaoke and things said via song lyrics are way less jarring than when merely spoken.

For example: if a man ever said “I wish that I – Could pull over – And get this thing started right now – I wanna do something freaky to you baby” to my face… I’d probably slap him. But sung in a sexy Usher song, somehow it worked. Somehow.

Here’s where he went wrong. After he finished serenading me and even stealing a kiss on the cheek, he walked off the stage and went back to sit with his friends. Then he didn’t even approach me the rest of the night. Just stared at me from across the room. If you have the balls to get on stage and dedicate a song to me, you better have the balls to walk 6 feet across the room to say hello. But no. He didn’t.

Now, I’ve heard a lot of pick-up lines in my life, as you faithful readers already know. (read: That is Not a Pick-Up Line blog post)

But the one that actually works on me is “Hello.” It may sound simple or cheesy or old school, but I’m telling you… it really works! And if it’s the right hello, at the right moment, from the right person then “Hello” becomes a whole lot more than a simple, cheesy, old-school greeting.

The beauty of language is the subtlety of things not spoken. The phrase “less is more” comes to mind.

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This week’s webisode is the perfect example of what to do. Perhaps only the unicorns know the secret power of Hello, but I want to share this with the world. Education is the key to knowledge. So watch and learn from one of the few unicorns I have encountered in my journeys. Cause this boy knew how to make a Hello work for him!

3 thoughts on “The Power of Hello

  1. True. For men being the simple-minded creatures that they are, they often over-think in this category (unfortunately).

    Women are social creatures, guys. Is what she’s saying too much to ask?

    Can ya just walk over and say “Hello.” ?

    Liz – Keep up the good work! Guys have thick skulls. If you slap them, they will recover just fine.

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    1. I haven’t resorted to physical violence yet, but the thought he crossed my mind. But I know some guys can get it right! And I guess I’m keeping my eyes open for the ones that at least make an effort. That goes a long way too!

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