Saturday, February 20, 2010

Why I Didn't Buy You a Drink Last Night 

A hilarious bit of Internet lore. I think it's a couple years old, so some of you might have read it before.

It's got R language, but you guys can handle it.


By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Sat Feb 20, 01:07:00 PM:

Love it. Ought to be passed out as flyers. While nominally directed towards a woman, its actual audience is men.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Sat Feb 20, 05:54:00 PM:

Herewith I add the comments of my very attractive and socially adept (unlike me) daughter after I sent her this link. Here's the story from a young woman's perspective:

"Actually, yeah that pretty much sums it up. The only thing this cretin did not think about, was that we are not trolling for free beverages. If we have invested the time to talk to someone for a bit, we DO expect a gentleman to offer to purchase a drink. It shows us that you:
A. Have a job.
B. Would like to spend an additional 15 minutes getting to know us better.

By suggesting that we manipulate men in order to have a free bar tab based on the implication that drinks=sex, then this idiot will never meet a woman. A lady deserves to be wooed. Talking about art school for an hour without alcohol is intolerable.

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Sat Feb 20, 06:20:00 PM:

Except that women do (and the example woman did) troll for free beverages. I've known women to plan to do this, and then do it. This guy didn't just make this phenomenon up.

To demand a drink as some sort of fee for spending time with you is a gross manifestation of rude entitlement, little different from being compelled to give a 'gift' to a sovereign in return for an audience.

"A lady deserves to be wooed."

This seems to confirm the whole sordid tale, doesn't it?

Feminism cut both ways, ladies. Buy your own damned drinks. You make up a majority of the workforce now anyway.  

By Blogger Stack Trace, at Sat Feb 20, 11:33:00 PM:

"Would like to spend an additional 15 minutes getting to know us better."

Wow, so I have to pay you for the privilege of talking to you?

If I'm going to do that, I might as well make it an honest transaction, and go to a strip-joint.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Feb 21, 10:19:00 AM:

You had me at hello  

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